perimenopause symptomsDo you feel you might be in Menopause or Perimenopause? Symptoms can come on at different ages for different women due to many issues. Perimenopause starts when periods become irregular and can last over a year. We associate perimenopausal symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, weight gain, brain fog, disruptions in sleep, mood swings, anxiety, irritability, lack of energy and sexual drive. This hormone pathway is not a stand-alone process in our body. All our body and organ systems are connected and meant to function as a unit giving us an energetic healthy long life. When a period is missed fora year then you are considered in menopause.

How important is the functional medicine approach to your well being, perimenopausal symptoms, menopause and the health issues you are experiencing? Our doctors will evaluate you and your family’s past medical history as well as your current health status. We are looking for any early patterns of ill health and evaluating your current health status and your goals for exceptional living.

You will be evaluated as a whole person and we will test your organ systems such as complete thyroid testing, pancreas handling of fruits, sugars and carbohydrates, liver, kidney, hormones for sleep and perimenopausal hormones of three different estrogens, progesterone, 4 samples of cortisol are measured illustrated by a daily graph, testosterone, androstenedione and includes melatonin the major sleep hormone.

Inflammation is the driver to ill health. Toxic foods can be a cause of inflammation throughout the body. Foods that you may be eating and thinking they are healthy for you may not be. There are two types of food toxic reactions, one is immediate, and the other is delayed toxic reactions causing bloating, weight gain and inflammation. Foods that cause immediate reactions are characterized by clearing of throat, sneezing, hives, redness, itching and anaphylaxis. This can occur up to 30minutes after ingestion. Delayed reactions can occur up to 4-5 days after ingestion causing multiple reactions and symptoms that are difficult to relate back to when you ate it. These can include bloating, weight gain, fatigue, foggy brain, memory and recall issues, constipation, GERD, IBS, Celiac, leaky gut syndrome, skin breakouts, acne and joint pain.

Natural Hormone Replacement Clinics of Colorado and our team of doctors and staff are well trained and have treated hundreds of patients. It’s important that we spend time listening to you and that’s the reason we make our doctors available to you for up to an hour at no charge. This helps us determine whether or not our services are in your best interests.

Please contact Rebecca at 303-460-0867 or CLICK HERE to schedule online.