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.
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!
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?
Peri|meno|pause |,p𝛆rɪ’m𝛆nǝpc: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.
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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