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Understanding the symptoms

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 at 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. 

Peri/menopause support at West End Women’s Health

Many treatment options exist to manage the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Bioidentical hormone therapy can help provide relief of symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness however whether BHRT is right for you depends on your personal and family medical history. 

Other ways we can help:

  • Screening for nutrient deficiencies such as vitamin D
  • Metabolic support and weight management program
  • Hormone + Thyroid testing
  • Supportive nutrients and supplements
  • Counseling + Talk Therapy

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Ways We Support You

Bio-identical Hormone 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 presecribed amount of hormone to the body.

Lab work & 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 Balance

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.

Evidence Based Nutraceuticals

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.

Talk Therapy

Often, as women we spend a lot of our time giving to those around us. Taking care of our families comes naturally to us but when it comes to taking care of ourselves, we often don’t know where to start. Talk therapy can help in this regard.

Service Providers

Dr. Priyanka Gupta, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Annabel Strickland

Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Dr. Saiyemah Khalil, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

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