Are you going through menopause or are in the years after it (post-menopause)
and feel like you are falling apart?
Have you talked to a general practitioner or OBGYN and been told only
to take synthetic estrogen hormones to deal with your symptoms?
Are you worried about side eﬀects from prescription hormones
but wonder if the risk is worth helping the issues you dealing with?
If so, you are experiencing what many of our clients are going through.
Menopause is the body’s natural way of transitioning from producing reproductive hormones to stopping them. It can be a frustrating time for some women, while others breeze right through. Whichever it is for you, there are natural options to support this transition and we are here to help you feel your best during this time.
Many traditional western doctors test hormone levels focusing on each individually. A prescription for synthetic hormones can be easily prescribed if a hormone tests low, but they don’t come without potential side-eﬀects. Heart disease, strokes, blood clots, and possibly even cancer are all serious issues to be aware of before starting hormone replacement therapy.
However, for those looking for a natural alternative to synthetic hormones, there are a variety of options.
In naturopathic medicine, the first step is to test hormone levels (click here to learn more). Unlike many traditional western doctors, Dr. Graves analyzes not only each hormone level itself, but the balance of estrogen and progesterone together.
Once hormones are tested, Dr. Graves begins to fine-tune hormones into the right balance for optimal health.
For example, some clients have issues dealing with mood – mood swings, irritability and frustration, while some may have more physical challenges such as sleep disturbances, hot flashes, exhaustion, vaginal dryness, low-libido, etc. And it’s quite normal to deal with both types of symptoms.
Depending on the type of symptoms you are experiencing and the level of hormonal balance, diﬀerent naturopathic options may be of significant help in helping you feel like you used to.
Some of these options are:
Acupuncture – to balance hormones and assist the body in the menopause transition
Herbal Supplements –
Femmenessencepro by Symphony Natural Health (for physical symptoms, and adrenal and estrogen support)FemBalance + Balance™ by designs for health® (for estrogen and progesterone support)
Cortisol Manager™ by Integrative Therapeutics® (for adrenal balance and sleep support)
AdrenoMend™ by Douglas Laboratories, Adrenal Response® by Innate Response Formulas and Lavela WS 1265™ by Integrative Therapeutics® (for adrenal support and calming of mood)
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy – oﬀering the same chemical structure of your natural hormones (synthetic hormones have a diﬀerent chemical structure of natural hormones which increase health risks). These include:
Low Dose Topicals/Creams
At CNMA, both Dr. Graves and our nurse practitioner, Jordan Bernard of Optimal Wellness, work with clients to tune into the right range of hormonal balance. Between them, our oﬃce can oﬀer all of these naturopathic options for menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms.
If you are experiencing frustrating issues and believe it may be due to unbalanced hormones – whether you are in the midst of menopause, after it, or any other time in your life, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (303) 688-6698 or click here to schedule a 15 minute complimentary phone consultation with Dr. Graves to talk about what you are dealing with.
And if you live in Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Parker, Larkspur, Monument, Colorado Springs, or the Greater Denver Metro area and would like to schedule an appointment, please click here.
You can rest assured that there are numerous options available to work through this time in your life. Finding the right practitioner to guide you through is important in this journey – we hope to be of help to you.