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Going through menopause can be one of the hardest times during a woman's life. Did you know that 80% of women going through the menopause struggle to cope with family, work and intimate relationships? It is an isolating time when women have to deal with between 30-40 symptoms. These include:
...and many more!
When faced with the symptoms of menopause, it is difficult to know where to turn. There are many routes you can take which may help ease your symptoms. If you are considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Suzie can help you understand all of the information out there so that you are informed and can make a confident decision regarding whether hormone therapy is right for you.
This is due to the drop in oestrogen levels which occurs during the menopause. This can occur as early as your late 30's at the start of the peri-menopause. Low oestrogen also puts women at a higher risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and dementia in later life. What some people are not aware of is that nutritional deficiencies can aggravate your symptoms even further.
Menopause symptoms can also imitate the symptoms of stress, meaning there are a number of hormones out of balance. As hard to believe as it is, all symptoms which occur during menopause can be treated naturally through diet and lifestyle changes. There is no need for synthetic hormones! This also means that risk factors for degenerative disease can also be significantly reduced. Suzie has experience in dealing with women's health issues, in particular menopause. She has helped numerous women feel their very best - even better than they did before menopause!
We also offer hormone testing so that we can gain knowledge of what stage you are at within the menopause and we can measure your adrenal function. These are below your kidneys and are responsible for producing stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. All you have to do is a simple saliva test in your own home, which measures these hormone levels. From these results, Suzie will be able to tell how stressed you are and your adrenal exhaustion. We can also tell if stress is having a negative impact on your energy levels and menopause symptoms. Suzie will carry out a saliva hormone panel test to measure your progesterone and oestrogen levels over the course of the whole month. This is far more accurate than a 'one shot in time' test which doctor's offer, as it tracks the fluctuations of your hormones over the course of a month. These tests do not solve menopause symptoms but they do help us to identify particular issues.