Menopause & Menstrual Problems

Menopause

Menopause

If you are experiencing hot flashes, insomnia, mood changes, or diminished sexual drive, I can help.

Treatment
I start by testing your adrenal, thyroid, and ovarian hormone levels.

Correcting adrenal function
If your adrenal function is low, I use supplements, bioidentical adrenal hormones, relaxation techniques, or cranial electrotherapy (Alpha-Stim AID) to improve it. Often this treatment can relieve hot flashes and insomnia. Sometimes I prescribe a homeopathic remedy to address certain emotional states such as fear, apprehension, or anxiety that are affecting your ability to function.

Correcting thyroid function
If your thyroid is not working optimally, I provide nutritional support and bioidentical thyroid hormone replacement.

Correcting insulin resistance
I also look for and address insulin resistance, which causes blood sugar imbalance. Correcting this imbalance is an important part of any hormonal program, because swings in blood sugar can affect your mood, your sleep, and your general well-being.

Bioidentical sex hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
After measuring blood levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA, I use bioidentical sex hormones, which are identical with the hormones that occur naturally in the body, to restore your body to optimal function.

Estrogen is administered via a transdermal (skin) patch. Most women also need to take pregnenolone (over-the-counter) to balance the estrogen. You may also need DHEA (over-the counter). Occasionally, I prescribe testosterone in capsule or cream form.

In order to use hormone replacement safely, I look at your overall metabolism and monitor your hormone levels at regular intervals to ensure safe levels and proper balance.

Menstrual Problems

Menopause
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Irregular menstrual bleeding
  • Painful periods
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Once again, I begin by diagnosing and treating adrenal, thyroid, and blood sugar problems. Often your health can be restored with simple diet, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations. I test for nutritional deficiencies and replace any missing nutrients.

I test your hormone levels during specific times of your menstrual cycle and recommend over-the-counter or prescription bioidentical hormones to restore hormonal balance.

Taking into account all these metabolic, hormonal, and lifestyle considerations, I put together a treatment plan customized to your needs.