Women's Health encompasses many hormones, primarily thyroid, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Hormones for women not only fluctuate throughout the month, but also change as women age. As women age they go throughout hormone phases which are often categorized as Pre-menopausal, Peri-menopausal, and post-menopausal.
The thyroid gland is responsible for controlling your metabolism. When the thyroid gland is under functioning (hypothyroidism), we often see a large variety of symptoms that could include:
Weight Gain (despite changes in diet & exercise)
Brittle Hair & Nails
Sensitivity to cold
Hypothyroidism can have many causes, and can often be missed by general blood work. At Natural Theory, we include not only the common blood test for thyroid function (TSH), but also include FT3, FT4, and thyroid antibodies to ensure we are getting the best understanding of how your thyroid gland is functioning.
Treatment is based on the blood results and how patients are feeling.
If you feel like there is a problem with your thyroid gland, yet you are told the blood work is "normal", come and see us.
Before menopause many women experience the uncomfortable and annoying symptoms of peri-menopause. This can begin for some women in their early 40's and last several years. Some women can sail right through pre-menopause, peri-menopause, menopause to post menopause. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the majority of women. Some of the common symptoms that women get during this transition include:
Extreme mood Fluctuations
While it may be normal to experience some of these symptoms, having these symptoms impacting the quality of your life is not normal. Each women's journey through menopause is extremely unique. For example the peri-menopause phase can last a few months or continue for 10 years. Also some women may not experience any symptoms, and other may have extreme symptoms.
If you feel like there is a problem with your hormones , you don't have to suffer in silence. Come see use to get answers.