Fatigue, restless nights with night sweats and hot flashes during the day, irritability, low moods, weight gain, loss of libido are to list a few main Perimenopausal symptoms you may be experiencing.
What are Perimenopausal Symptoms
Perimenopausal symptoms often include brain fog, loss of concentration, difficulty with word recall, headaches and joint pain to name a few. When there are perimenopausal symptoms of hormone imbalance such as these our functional medicine Doctors, at Natural Hormone Replacement Clinics of Colorado, offers a no charge initial telemedicine consultation. If we feel we can accept you as a patient, the Doctor will order appropriate laboratory testing to look for the causes of your symptoms and will suggest natural bioidentical hormones and nutraceutical support where needed.
Estrogen Dominance causes Perimenopausal Symptoms
Estrogen dominance can be one of the causes of perimenopausal symptoms. We will test your salivary hormones for a 11 hormone panel to encompass your adrenal cortisol stress responses. The estrogens that are found in our environment are called xenoestrogens. We evaluate your bodies level of natural hormones for the 3 estrogens, estrone, estradiol and estriol. Progesterone is a protective hormone against the strong effects of estrogen and is tested along with the estrogens to ensure the protective ratio is present. Testosterone is an important hormone for increased burning of calories, muscle tone and energy. Cortisol is another very important hormone in weight loss and maintenance of weight loss. With perimenopausal symptoms we will test 4 samples throughout the day to monitor your cortisol stress response with nighttime melatonin levels.
Symptoms Before Treatment
One patient described that before treatment “she felt like a sausage in her skin” with bloating and continued weight gain. We tested for hormone imbalance, candida (yeast overgrowth) and leaky gut syndrome. Testing your blood for food toxicity antibodies tells us what foods, meats, dairy, vegetables, spices and fruits are good for you to support a strong immune system, healthy gut and weight loss. Recommendations are made addressing the whole body and the causes by using natural bioidentical hormones, nutraceuticals that are natural supportive for the tissues involved.
If you are tired and not feeling like the person you want to be please call our Office Manager Rebecca at #303-460-0867 for a no charge initial telemedicine consultation with our Drs. If we feel we can help you then we will recommend testing and appropriate treatment.