A Holistic Approach to Menopause: Surviving Menopause
Almost half of American women are menopausal. This is why I decided to work primarily with women in my practice. It is my passion to help women who are seeking safe and effective therapies to alleviate their symptoms.
Menopause is defined by the lack of a period for at least 12 months, around the age of 51 but perimenopausal symptoms (those leading up to menopause) begin during our 40's, sometimes earlier. It is estimated that between 75-85% of American women experience hot flashes for about two years and another 25% have for five years or more.
Common Symptoms of Menopause Include:
Various studies have shown us the effect that menopause can leave on a woman’s life. For instance, for women who have gone through menopause, many will experience bone density loss when the process is over. Our bodies change after menopause, which means that there is a higher risk for health conditions like cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and urinary tract infections. It may also have a general effect on quality of life. Though 80% of women experience no change in their quality of life, a low percentage feels irritable, fatigued, or experience feelings of despair related to menopause.
My goal is to help women through this transition with a natural approach that promotes balancing their own internal hormones. There are many options from a holistic perspective to help the millions of women seeking support.
So What Makes Us Different
In our office, we practice a new approach to health and wellness. It’s a model that has been referred to systems approach or functional medicine. Functional medicine uses a very personalized approach designed to address today’s healthcare challenges by finding and addressing the underlying cause of disease instead of just treating the symptoms, get healthy and without unnecessary drugs or surgery.
Ready to take the first step to a happier and healthier you? Contact us and let us know how we can help!