Are you struggling with changes associated with Menopause? Are you seeking a natural and integrative approach to managing Menopause?
Menopause is that time in a woman’s life when menstruation stops. Typically, this occurs between the ages of 45-55 and you will know that it has occurred when you haven’t had a cycle for 12 months.
The onset (perimenopause) is often a time that is associated with many unwanted physical and emotional symptoms.
The most common menopausal symptoms that clients often present to us with include:
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flushes and night sweats
- Low energy
- Poor motivation
- Mental fog
The good news is, we see clients with these symptoms frequently and thus we have developed an effective strategy following the Integrated Wellness 3 step methodology.
What are the biochemical changes that occur with menopause?
As each woman approaches the ‘change of life’, female hormones (oestrogen and progesterone) decline. This decline in hormones causes the menstrual cycle to fluctuate and become irregular. You may notice your cycle becomes longer or shorter or you may notice a lighter or heavier flow.
This hormonal process is also linked with changes to the cardiovascular system impacting on blood pressure and cholesterol levels in addition to musculo-skeletal changes such as reduced muscle mass and bone density. But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom.
Salivary hormone testing available at Integrated Wellness Clinic can ascertain exactly what level your hormones are at and target a holistic treatment plan that is individual to your specific situation and presenting symptoms.
YET AGAIN…..STRESS IS A COMMON FACTOR
The adrenals produce many hormones that function to assist us with everyday stressors. During times of prolonged ongoing stress, our adrenals can become tired and depleted. This can be due to work or family related stress, poor diet choices or poor sleep hygiene. In healthy individuals, the adrenals produce hormones pregnenolone and DHEA which are then used to synthesise oestrogen and progesterone.
This can impact greatly on the symptoms experienced during menopause as the ovaries ability to produce oestrogen and progesterone have declined. The combination of poor adrenal function and declining ovary function can cause severe discomfort.
The good news… Menopause symptoms are treatable and preventable.
Our treatment strategies may involve:
- Functional testing to identify hormonal imbalances
- Correcting any identified hormone imbalances using strategies we have implemented in countless treatment plans
- Supporting the cardiovascular system and musculo-skeletal system to prevent disease in the future
- Advice of healthy dietary and lifestyle choices that will improve hormone levels and support the nervous system
Research has shown that lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, stress management techniques and psychological wellness throughout life impact on the transition into menopause.
We have an experienced team of Naturopaths, Nutritionists and Psychologists’ that are able to support and guide you in this time of your life to making this transition as symptom free as possible!
We aim to help you achieve this by identifying and supporting the underlying cause of the associated symptoms.
Let us gift you with 30 minutes with one or our highly skilled Clinical Naturopaths.
- Spend 30 minutes with your Naturopath
- Your Sunshine Coast Naturopath will create a summary of your most problematic symptoms and health concerns
- They will then be able to piece the puzzle together and explain the likely triggers and underlying cause
- Pathology testing that is likely beneficial will be discuss
- Your Naturopath will discuss the best possible Naturopathic treatment path to tackle your health concerns
Book your FREE Naturopathic Assessment Consultation in one of our Naturopath Clinics.
Where to next?
Book your FREE Naturopathic Assessment Consultation to get you started.
Initial Consultations start at $110 and follow up consultations start at $60.
We use the ‘Healthpoint‘ health fund rebate system in the clinic our accredited Naturopaths have current health fund provider status. This means if you bring your card to the consultation you can usually claim your rebate on the spot using our Healthpoint terminal, and only pay the gap on your consultation. This helps you see your health fund benefit sooner.
No matter where you are, we can offer naturopath consultation by phone or skype consultations and nutritional supplementation through Australia and Overseas. Alternatively, we would love to see you in person in our Brisbane or Gold Coast Clinic or either of our Mooloolaba Naturopath or Caloundra Naturopath Clinics on the Sunshine Coast.