There is so much confusion and misinformation in the media about Women’s Health Care issues. Yet there is such a great need for understanding our bodies and discerning what information is accurate. Many of the issues women face can be treated naturally. Women’s health care continues to evolve as women seek to find relief from symptoms that are both effective and safe.
The peri-menopausal years are unsettling as our bodies change and we try to adapt to these changes that can last anywhere from 1-12 years. Many women will live 30 years or more after menopause. Women now represent 60% of those over 65 years of age, and 71% of those over age 85. In a time when technology has allowed us the full advantage of extending our lives through major medical advances, we can’t forget that it’s the quality of life that each of us strive for.
The aging process varies for each individual. It is no surprise that weight gain, mood changes, fatigue and hormonal imbalances are unique for each person during a women’s transitional years. The more interesting question is what are the underlying causes of these symptoms. I address the conditions that cause the hormone imbalances, which more likely call for lifestyle changes and nutritional support. In many cases bio-identical hormones are indicated. Other times herbs, supplements, homeopathy or acupuncture are the best modalities.
Besides providing comprehensive exams, we also treat other health care issues, which include:
• PCOS- polycystic ovarian syndrome
• Breast health and prevention of breast cancer
• Metabolic syndrome
• Weight management
• Interstitial cystitis
• Urinary incontinence
• Birth control options
• Hair loss
• Low libido
• Vaginal and Bladder infections