Women’s Health and Bio-identical Hormones (BHRT)
Women’s medicine is a special focus at Bay Wellness Centre. We believe that women shouldn’t have to suffer with typical “women’s symptoms” related to their cycles, hormones, fertility, or menopause. If you’ve been dealing with these types of symptoms for all or part of your life, know that you don’t have to anymore. We are here to provide you with extensive personalized testing and personalized treatment plans so that you can live symptom free (through any transition).
Hormone Balancing Through an Individualized Treatment Plan
Have you ever considered the link between your hormones and your health? Hormones are the little chemical messengers in your body that play a major role in our overall health and ability to feel great, even in the face of stressors.
Hormone imbalances can be the root cause of why you aren’t feeling like the best version of yourself. Below are some conditions where hormone imbalances are the cause of feeling low energy, inability to sleep (inability to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night), irregular menses (long or short period, heavy bleeding and cramping, clots in blood), peri-menopause and post-menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, brain fog, insomnia), weight gain, mood imbalances (anxiety, depression, short tempered, PMS).
Women’s Health and Proper Lab Testing
Proper lab testing is the key to determining root cause of symptoms, and hormone imbalances. If hormone imbalances are occurring, they can often be treated through lifestyle modifications (stress management, sleep hygiene, optimized diet), supplementation or herbal approach, or through the use of bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT), which is a prescription.
The naturopathic physicians at Bay Wellness Centre provide the most accurate lab tests for determining hormone imbalances, and work closely with compounding pharmacists to determine the most efficient and supportive individualized treatment plans.
Women’s Health: Peri-Menopause and Menopause
Declining female sex hormones, including progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and DHEA lead to a number of different symptoms felt in peri-menopause and menopause.
Symptoms most commonly experienced during peri-menopause and menopause:
- Stubborn weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Brain fog
- Insomnia (trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep)
- Mood imbalances
In addition, these hormones are strongly linked to other hormone pathways (such as thyroid and adrenal function); this means lifestyle (stress, nutrition, etc.) can play a major role during the transition through peri-menopause and menopause.
Hormone levels should be properly checked either through the urine, saliva or blood to assess imbalances (lab testing available through the ND’s at Bay Wellness Centre). There are a variety of treatments available once baseline labs are assessed.
At Bay Wellness Centre, your naturopathic physician will help you determine the best course of treatment when re-balancing hormones. BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy), one treatment option, can make you feel like you again (often even better than what you remember).
Let us help you determine the right fit for you. We work closely with our local compounding pharmacies to have you feeling great again in no time!