Menopause can be an isolating and hard time in a woman's life. It is estimated that a huge 80% of women struggle through the menopause to cope with families, work and intimate relationships. There are between 30-40 symptoms of the menopause which many women struggle with. These include:
...and many more!
It can be overwhelming when faced with the menopause to know which route to take. There are many ways to help ease your symptoms. If you are considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Suzie can help you through the maze of information that's out there so that you can feel best informed to make a confident decision regarding whether hormone therapy is the correct route for you and your health.
Symptoms mainly occur when oestrogen levels drop during the menopause. This can occur as early as your late 30's at the start of peri-menopause. Also, nutrient deficiencies can aggravate these symptoms even further. A huge concern for women is that low oestrogen also puts women at more of a risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and dementia later in life.
There is no need for synthetic hormones, all menopausal symptoms can be completely eradicated through the natural remedies of diet and lifestyle changes. Then risk factors for degenerative disease can also be majorly reduced. Suzie is experienced in dealing with women's health issues, particularly menopause. She has helped many women feel their very best - better than they have done in years! Menopause symptoms also imitate the symptoms of stress, which means there could be a number of hormones out of balance.
At Nutrition Lifestyle, we can test your hormones to see exactly what stage you are at within the menopause and to measure your adrenal function. The adrenal glands are under your kidneys and are responsible for our stress hormones produced, especially cortisol and adrenaline. All it takes is a simple saliva test which is sent to your home to measure your level of these hormones. Then, Suzie will be able to tell how stressed you are or if you are adrenally exhausted. We will also be able to see if stress is having an negative effect on your energy levels and menopause symptoms.
Suzie can also carry out a saliva hormone panel test which measures progesterone and oestrogen levels over the course of a month. This is more accurate than a one 'shot in time' test offered by the doctor as it tracks the fluctuations in your hormones over an entire month. These tests are in no way essential for solving menopause symptoms, however they can assist identifying particular issues.
Many women who have come to Suzie with menopause symptoms, have found that they become symptom-free without any testing! There is always an answer to your menopausal symptoms and a chance to feel great again. Talk to Suzie today!