What is the menopause?
Menopause is the stage in a woman's life where periods stop and they lose their ability to have children naturally. This process can be a difficult time ad has many mental and physical side effects.
80% of women going through the menopause struggle to cope with work, family and intimate relationships. It can feel isolating to be going through it alone.
There are between 30-40 symptoms that a woman may experience during the menopause. These include:
If you are suffering with many menopause symptoms, it can be tough to know where to turn. You may be considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Suzie from Nutrition Lifestyle can help you to fully understand all the information out there regarding this route. This will mean you can make a well-informed decision about whether it is the right choice.
Many of the symptoms are caused by the drop in oestrogen levels. On average, a woman goes through the menopause at 51 but it can occur as early as your late 30's at the start of the peri-menopause. Low oestrogen puts menopausal women at a higher risk of osteoporosis, dementia and heart disease. Most women are not aware that nutritional deficiencies can make menopause symptoms worse.
Menopause symptoms can also bring on stress - so this means many hormones become out of balance. All symptoms that occur during menopause can be treated naturally through diet and lifestyle changes. Synthetic hormones are unnecessary! Using diet and lifestyle change techniques will significantly reduce risk factors such as degenerative disease.
Suzie is experienced in a number of hormone issues - specifically menopause. She has helped women feel their very best selves.
Nutrition Lifestyle offer hormone testing which lets you know what stage you are at within the menopause. We can measure your adrenal function. These are below your kidneys and are responsible for producing stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. All you have to do is an easy saliva test (in your own home), which can measure this. From these results, Suzie will be able to determine your stress levels and adrenal exhaustion.
We can also test if stress is having a negative impact on your menopause symptoms and energy levels. This is via a hormone panel test which measures your oestrogen and progesterone levels over the course of a month. This is a more accurate method rather than a 'one shot in time' test that GPs offer. It tracks fluctuations in your hormone levels. These tests can help identify particular issues which we can then work to solve.
Suzie has helped many women ease their menopause symptoms - some even without any testing required. Get in touch to begin the process of feeling like yourself again! Contact Suzie today. We offer one-to-ones throughout London and the surrounding locations.