Menopause

My mother used to refer to it as “The Change of Life”. She was right again. Menopause is a natural transition that occurs when a woman ends her reproductive years and enters the next phase of her journey. For some women the path is gentle, for others it’s a rocky ride.  For all women, it marks the end of an important phase of life and begins the entry into the next stage. This is a road I have travelled with hundreds of women and am here to help you navigate into the calmer waters of your wise-women years. It is not necessarily an easy journey but a wonderful, stable, deeply content life awaits, past the ups and downs  of hormones .

Some of the most common symptoms you may experience:

  • Hot flashes, cold flashes and night sweats
  • Poor sleep, especially early morning waking
  • A change in your moods
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed and difficulty dealing with stress
  • Weight gain and redistribution
  • Changes in libido
  • Changes in vaginal health
  • An irritable bladder, bladder infections
  • Headaches
  • A lack of vitality
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Increased forgetfulness

Different ways you can be supported:

There a number of choices to choose from depending on your needs. By listening to your experience and understanding the wider context of your health picture we collaborate on treatment choices. If your symptoms are mild perhaps acupuncture, herbal medicine and lifestyle counseling are the best options. For other women a conversation begins about the pros, cons and suitability of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy (BHRT).

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormones are plant-derived hormones that are compounded in a lab to be as chemically similar to your own hormones as is possible.  BHRT is used not only to improve menopausal symptoms and enhance quality of life.  Research clearly indicates it is an effective treatment for the prevention of osteoporosis.  We can help you decide if this is the right option for you and do everything necessary to ensure safe use of hormones.