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Menopause & Perimenopause Program

Did you know that symptoms of perimenopause often appear in women 4-8 years before their final menstrual period? For most women, this means that changes in their hormones start as they enter their 40’s. Initially this often shows up as a worsening of PMS, changes in the timing and/or flow of their menstrual cycle, difficulty sleeping at night, and decreased resiliency to life’s stressors. As women get closer to their final menstrual period, their cycles become less frequent, and they often experience symptoms more commonly associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and insomnia. During this time of hormonal fluctuation, women may notice weight gain and changes in their body composition. They are also at an increased risk of being diagnosed with diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

What to expect:

The goal of the Menopause & Perimenopause Program is to help women transition through perimenopause and menopause with ease. The initial appointment involves a detailed medical history, a review of your nutrition and lifestyle habits, and lab testing to screen for other conditions that can affect a woman’s transition through menopause and perimenopause. While we wait for your lab results, we will get started with treatment that supports the foundational aspects of your health. In your second appointment we will review your test results and a 3-month care plan will be presented. Treatment often includes nutrition and lifestyle counseling, herbal medicine, and/or vitamin supplementation. Visit fees are covered by most extended health benefits plans. To get started, click here to book your one-hour initial consultation.