Just as puberty signals the start of a woman’s fertile life, the perimenopausal time signals the end and a new phase of changes for women. As this time of life usually ironically coincides with the busy years of raising a family and/or busy careers, it is not unusual for women to arrive at this stage of life depleted, exhausted and hormonally imbalanced! It is then no wonder that the perimenopausal time can be a difficult hormonal transition for many women. The good news is that the menopausal symptoms of hot flushes, insomnia, fatigue, mood swings, low libido, fuzzy thinking and general lack of vitality can all be treated with natural medicine, to make this transition quicker and have less of an impact on a woman’s quality of life.
After your ovaries have stopped producing eggs and your hormones have found a new balance after the menopause, hormonal problems can often be replaced by other issues. Many women may start to “feel their age” with the start of niggling problems that may worsen as they age if left untreated. Arthritis, memory or concentration problems, low fitness and stamina, low energy, emotional issues, and weight changes are common areas of change among older women and can be supported with the help of an experienced natural medicine practitioner.
Our fertility specialist team of practitioners have access to a wide range of diagnostic tests, such as salivary hormone testing and blood testing. These assess what hormones are causing your gynaecological issues, so that treatment can be tailored specifically to your needs.
Treatment may include prescription-only herbal or nutritional medicine, acupuncture and or dietary and lifestyle management.