Hot flushes, insomnia, digestive disturbance, weight gain, poor memory, migraines, foggy brain, increased pain, low libido and mood swings are all associated with menopause, and can be debilitating and unbearable for many women, though completely unnecessary. Whilst it is an inevitable part of life, it doesn’t have to be this difficult if hormone and brain neurotransmitter production is optimal. HRT may seem to be the only answer, though can you remain on HRT or Bio-Identical Hormones for the rest of your life? Are you at risk of prolonging the inevitable? Many women have been prescribed HRT for years, even decades beyond the expected end of menopause. Is this really necessary?
Unfortunately, when it comes time to look at reducing hormone replacement, often women will go through the same symptoms of menopause as late as in her 70’s, though now not as young or robust in health to be able to handle it. The symptoms of menopause are only expected to affect a woman for 18 months from onset to completion, yet we are treating the condition for up to 20 years or more.
In our western culture, our lifestyle goes against how a woman’s body functions, and we have forgotten how to pass on the important information about how the body transitions smoothly.
It is a lot easier than most women know, and are often surprised to find out.
Menopausal symptoms arise when there is the sudden drop in hormones that cause the symptoms, rather than a slow decline over years. Your adrenal glands also produce hormones for a smooth transition as long as you allow them to.
Menopausal symptoms are not only reliant on oestrogen levels, but your adrenal function associated with stress, your ability to manufacture your hormones with a healthy digestive function, and a healthy liver function. Genetic mutations, food intolerance, bacterial, parasitic or viral infections, liver toxicity and long term or intense stress all play a part in causing menopausal symptoms, and are all manageable through identifying factors related to you. Following an individualised treatment and food plan based on pathology and designed to balance your hormones, reducing hot flushes, improving mood and libido, you should be feeling a great deal better in no time.
It’s not as difficult as many expect to reduce and sometimes completely eradicate symptoms of menopause within as little as a month when the factors involved are addressed. Hormones rely on cholesterol, an individualised diet to control your hormone fluctuations, adrenal support, healthy strains of specific gut bacteria, and a healthy liver. Addressing these systems in conjunction with each other can promote hormone production, not only resolving menopausal symptoms, but anti-ageing as well. The good news is that it’s quite simple to do, and can have a very big impact in a very short period of time.
Combining the experience of our practitioners with the advanced testing facility at Advanced Wellness & Behavioural Centre including Esteck and functional pathology, we may accurately determine almost immediately what is underlying your hormonal imbalance to design a health program unique to you for the most effective and best treatment available for your physical and mental health. This testing regime leaves nothing to the imagination reducing treatment time and financial investment for quick resolution for your health concerns.