Menopause…we’ve all heard of it, but do we really understand it? Menopause is the cessation of menstruation that occurs on average about age 50. Perimenopause represents the period of time prior to entering menopause that you may begin to notice small changes or feel different. Perimenopause can start as early as age 35 and represents a decline in the amount of female reproductive hormones that are produced by the ovaries. Having a good understanding and recognition of what your body is doing and detecting these perimenopausal changes early, can allow you to begin preventative natural steps to regulate your hormones prior to entering menopause. This may help reduce some of the symptoms associated with the natural change into menopause for women.
Menopause is a normal stage of aging for women. Due to some of the uncomfortable symptoms that may be experienced, woman look for immediate and effective relief as the body transitions. Some symptoms that are commonly experienced may include hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, insomnia, or vaginal dryness. Naturopathic Medicine can support these women who are experiencing symptoms on a two-fold front: acutely, assisting in immediate symptom relief to allow for better sleep, feeling more comfortable in the body and reducing the mental and emotional impact that impact daily life; and more long term, an ND may work on supporting the hormonal changes and work proactively and preventatively to decrease effects of hormonal changes of menopause.
As menopause can be multifaceted, with many different organ systems involved, it is important to support each one in developing an individualized treatment plan for each woman, involving a multitude of naturopathic modalities. For further information or to book an appointment, please contact us.