MENOPAUSE

Every woman experiences menopause. Not every woman knows there are natural options to support their bodies & minds during that time. If you are someone you know is going through menopause, we highly recommend booking a free consultation with our Natural Health Practitioner for a plan unique to your situation.

What is menopause?

  • Menopause is a naturally-occurring phase in women as they age marking the end of menstrual activity

  • Menopause typically occurs between 40 and 58

  • During menopause estrogen decreases to 60-80% of the original level. This decrease in estrogen is what causes the signs of menopause

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Signs & Symptoms

  • Hot flashes

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Insomnia

  • Breast and/or nipple tenderness

  • Heart palpitations

  • Anxiety / Depression

  • Decreased libido

  • Irregular bleeding

  • Memory loss / changes in cognition

  • Increased hair growth (face & body)

Estrogen

Estrogen is the highest before women’s menstrual cycle and low during menopause, creating weight gain in the mid section (the ‘pooch’), sore breasts, mood swings, fatigue, insomnia, and more.

Testosterone

For women, testosterone aids in fat loss, energy for your muscles (strength to lift & move), libido, muscle development – anything to do with physical performance.

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Progesterone

Progesterone levels begin to rise after ovulation through the end of the menstrual cycle. Symptoms of high progesterone are similar to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and can include anxiety & agitation, blasting, breast swelling & tenderness, depression, fatigue, and weight gain.

Hair Loss

CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS DURING MENOPAUSE

  • Hormonal changes (specifically of estrogen & progesterone) can cause hair loss during menopause

  • Stress, illness, or lack of nutrients can also contribute

COMBATING HAIR LOSS DURING MEOPAUSE

  • Eat protein every 3 hours

  • Take care of the 4 pillars: Hydration, sleep, diet, exercise

  • Avoid heat tools

  • Medication side effects can worsen hair loss, as can alcohol, smoking, and diuretics (coffee etc.)

  • Chemicals in shower water – make sure you have filtration for shower water

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Libido

  • As testosterone levels drop with age, so does libido

  • That is why it is important to maintain an active lifestyle to keep testosterone levels in a healthy range

  • Drinking plenty of water, eating a high protein diet, and supplementing for deficiencies will help prevent vaginal dryness and low mood

Hot Flashes & Sleep

  • As hormones change, the thyroid is affected, which is our temperature regulator. Women tend to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or have disrupted sleep due to hot flashes during menopause.

  • Wired but tired brain – it can be difficult to shut the brain off and relax enough to sleep

Natural Support (Nutritional & Supplemental)

  • Women’s Formula (Hot flashes, sleep)

  • Wild Yam & Chaste Tree (Thyroid Function)

  • Tei Fu Lotion (Hot flashes, aches & pains)

  • Silver Gel (Vaginal Dryness)

  • Protein & Biotin

  • Eight (sleep)

  • HVP (Hopps, Valarian, Passionflower – sleep)

Lifestyle Support​

  • Regular, good quality sleep

  • Frequent exercise

  • Avoid cigarettes, alcohol

  • Reduce stress & practice stress management techniques

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