What is Perimenopause?
Menopause is defined as the final menstrual period and is usually confirmed when a woman has missed her period for 12 consecutive months. Resulting in a lower level of estrogen, most women experience menopause around age 51. The transition phase before the final menstruation period is called perimenopause and the fluctuations in hormones lead to many of the symptoms that we commonly associate with this stage of life. Some of these symptoms include irregular periods, hot flashes, mood changes, vaginal and bladder problems, decreasing fertility and changes in sexual function.
How can we help you with your perimenopause journey:
Screening for nutrient deficiencies, hormone + thyroid testing
Often we are left wondering why we are feeling the way do. We offer blod work, urine and saliva based hormone testing to help you analyze what is the best course of treatment for you.
In recent studies, acupuncture has been found to be a supportive way to address sleep issues and hot flashes. While eveyone’s response is different, this ancient form of medicine can be used in conjunction with other treatments for better outcomes.
Metabolic support and weight management program
Our metabolic balance program is the program that we use for metabolic support, hormone balancing and weight management. The foundation of good health during menopause is diet and nutrition. We offer metabolic balance and weight management programs to help you understand your optimal eating habits based on your blood values and goals.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical Homrone Replacement Therapy, BHRT, is the delivery hormones to the body. Typically for menopausal women, we consider the use of plant based estrogen and progesterone to deliver a prescribed amount of hormone to the body.
Supportive nutrients and supplements
The world of supplements can be a daunting one. What supplements to take, what is the evidence behind them and what is the right dosage for you are all questions that our naturopaths and nutritionists can canser for you.
At West End Women’s Health, we have a number of solutions from testing to BHRT prescriptions as well as diet and lifestyle recommendations that can help you feel better. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.