The stage of a female's life where the reproductive cycle changes and there is a considerable reduction in Oestrogen, Testosterone and Progesterone produced by the ovaries is known as the menopause, and will eventually lead to total cessation of periods.
During the peri-menopause a women's periods can become very erratic causing either longer or shorter intervals between periods and lighter or heavier bleeding.
Women experiences different symptoms during this time and might be suffering from some or all, of the list below:
- Hot flushes
- Night Sweat
- Mood swings
- Hyper anxiety
- Low energy
- Loss of sex drive
- Dry vagina
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
Most of these symptoms can however be reversed and at Holistic Medical Clinic the hormonal imbalances are treated in many different ways, each treatment tailor- made for the individual patient.
At the first appointment Dr. Moran takes a medical history including nutritional intake, together you decide which tests are deemed necessary (these can take the form of blood, saliva or urine together with vaginal ultrasounds, bone density scanning and breast thermography) and you will have time to voice any concerns and worries you may have in relation to this unsettling time in your life.
At the second appointment your results are discussed and a treatment plan made. Dr. Moran mainly prescribe bio-identical hormones and phytoestrogens together with vitamins and minerals where appropriate.