Are you going through Menopause?

Now, if you are here because you’re struggling with menopause or suspect that you’re going through menopause, Dr. Kait is here to help. 

Meet Dr.Kait

Menopause Wellness Practitioner

 

Welcome! I’m Dr. Kait Chang, naturopathic doctor and menopause researcher. I started studying menopause years ago when my mom was bothered by a slew of symptoms that I later discovered was to do with menopause. Ever since, I had been fascinated and inspired to work with menopausal women (natural or artificial), and that’s pretty much all I do in my practice :D.

As women, we are living in an exciting era where the the ideas and beliefs about menopause are changing. We are becoming more communicative at doctor’s offices and that’s helped the science community explore treatment options for managing menopausal symptoms. While there’s much more to understand and discover about menopausal management, studies have already confirmed that personal attitude towards one’s own menopause impacts and even predicts her personal menopausal experience and outcome.

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Acupuncture for menopause
Targeted Nutrient Infusion
Herbal Medicine

Finding it hard to cope with Menopause?  

You’re Not Alone. And I’m Here to Help!

My passion for naturopathic medicine in the area of women’s midlife health was ignited as I saw my dear mom face her own menopausal struggles. Every woman is different, and our bodies are unique. We all need a tailor-made wellness path that works for us, our lifestyle and our unique bodies!  

Menopause 101

What is Menopause?

Menopause is a normal and natural event where the ovaries of a woman retire, and as a result, a reduction of estrogen and progesterone levels in the body. When a woman does not have a period for 12 months in a row, she is officially in menopause. Menopause is a milestone for a woman as she no longer carries the responsibility and capacity to reproduce children. On average, natural menopause occurs at 51 years of age although it can occur between 45-55. There are outliers of course – some women arrive at menopause earlier or later than this age range. Time surrounding the arrival of menopause is a window of opportunity to reassess health.

What causes menopausal symptoms?

Menopausal symptoms can result from hormonal changes directly and indirectly. For examples, lower progesterone level is associated with waking up middle of the night, and in turn, prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to reduced patience and/or heightened tension. Most symptoms do eventually resolve, however some can persist anywhere from 2 to 15 years. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during this time of transition is essential for your health and can even prevent or blunt some of these changes.

How Naturopathy can help with menopause?

Naturopathy assesses the state of hormone imbalance and offers ways to buffer the effects of hormonal changes. Lab tests and clinical queries are used to identify excesses and deficiencies, ongoing infections, and dysfunctional biochemical processes. Various treatment modalities are used to correct and/or compensate biochemical anomalies. At our clinic, treatment modalities include nutrient injections, acupuncture, nutrition counselling, herbal prescribing, and nutrient supplementation. Our clinicians practice evidence-informed medicine and we assist patients on gathering latest research in order to make informed decision pertaining to their adaptation of hormone replacement therapy. Some of our patients are on hormone replacement therapy under the supervision of their medical doctor, and at the same time, they also employ naturopathic treatments for a rounded approach to their health.

What are symptoms of menopause?

Every woman’s body is unique. Some only experience irregular menstrual period, while others are also bothered by hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, mood changes, memory problems, vaginal dryness, fatigue, and weight gain.

What Phase Are You In?

Perimenopause

Peri|meno|pause |,p𝛆rɪ’m𝛆pc:z | noun

Signs of progression towards menopause are typically noticed around mid 40’s but for some women, it can start as early as mid-30’s, in which case we call this early perimenopause.

 

Menopause

Meno|pause  | ‘m𝛆nǝpc:z | noun

The complete cessation of menstrual period for at least 12 consecutive months on average, occurs at 51, but I have seen natural menopause occurring as early as 30’s and as late as 60 years of age. 

 

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NK, 50yo from US

“Dr. Kait is extremely kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. She has helped me with skin, weight and mood issues and I would highly recommend her to everyone!”

MB, 26yo from Calgary

“I am so happy that I found a doctor who’s a good listener and is very empathic. Dr. Kait has helped me with my insomnia that I suffered from for too many years.”

MC, 55yo teacher

“Dr. Kait is extremely knowledgeable… covering your overall physical and mental well-being from the first time you meet with her. She is someone I look forward to seeing each visit and I trust her knowledge in all areas!”

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“Kait has helped me with weight and energy issues. She is very professional and friendly and takes her job seriously.”

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As a women's specialist you will find yourself well heard and cared for using Naturopathic Medicine that caters to your body and your needs. 

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