I spend time with you in order to understand why you are out of balance, both with you current symptoms, as well as understanding the root condition, including your past history and genetic strengths and weaknesses.
We look at common hormonal symptoms, including heavy bleeding, hot flashes, insomnia, bladder changes, fatigue, low libido, joint pain, weight gain, mood swings, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, vaginal dryness, headaches, incontinence, insomnia, and poor memory.
We discuss roles that hormones play in menopause and aging: (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and pregnenalone). We also discuss natural plant based and bio-identical hormonal products. Hormone testing is very helpful in deciding what your body needs. Pros and cons of using hormones, which kinds of hormones will meet your needs the best, how long you should take them, and where you can get them are all issues that I regularly discuss with my patients.
If you are concerned about tumor growth, if you have a family history of breast or other cancer, or if you just don’t want to be on any hormonal support, there are many options for you to consider – herbal, supplements, adrenal support, and diet. Treatment can consist of acupuncture, herbal prescriptions, (which I tailor to the individual woman), supplements, appropriate diet, stress reduction, and moderate exercise.