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Menopause

Most women experience symptoms of menopause somewhere between the mid-40's and late 50's. Menopause occurs at the natural end of every woman's reproductive life. So why not treat it in a natural way?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was long the standard treatment for menopause, however, since we now know that tratitional HRT using synthetic etrogen and progestins increases the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and heart disease, manyh women and healthcare providers are looking for a natural way to treat a natural process. Dr. Holman believes that usin gnatural bioidentical estrogen replacement is by far teh best natural alternative to synthetic HRT.

What are the most common symptoms of menopause?

Night sweats, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, accompanied by irregular menstrual cycle, are some of the most common symptoms of menopause. Menopause is a normal life stage that is common to all women as the childbearing years come to a close. Menopause symptoms are associated with a decrease in estrogen production in a women's body. Some women will experience a gradual lessening of the menstrual flow, while others may have heavy periods of bleeding followed by light spotting.

In addition to the more common symptoms of menopause, some women experience the following:

Anxiety
Moods swings
Sleep distrubances
Irritability
Fatigue
Itching and dry skin
Difficulty concentrating
Short-term memory loss
Joint pain
Weight gain
Incontinence
Discomfort during intercourse due to the thinning of the vaginal wall and vaginal dryness
Natural Alternatives to Reduce the Symptoms of Menopause

We use ZRT saliva testing to determine just where your hormones actually are.  If you are Estrogen dominant, and yet, still need estrogen.  It's all about balance.  We also believe we need to test your cortisol levels.  So many women experience increased anxiety, and panic attacks during this time, and don't know that it is their cortisol levels that have increased.

We use Bezwecken products, that are compounded bioidenticals.  Chiropractors have been using bioidenticals for many years.  The mainstream medical community has jumped on this information and made it into a "cash cow."  It's frustrating because they are using a "cookie cutter" program to address every woman's needs.  There are many more natural ways to address these issues.  Dr. Holman has been addressing them for more than 20 years.

There is always the completely herbal route of treatment as well.  In the long run this is the best way to create healing in your body. We do however understand that most women need immediate relief.  Immediate relief can be achieved through bioidenticals!

Evening Primrose Oil: alleviates hot flashes and promotes restful sleep. These benefits may be due to the gamm linolenic acid in the oil which is said to influence prostglandin production. (Evening primrose oil is also used to relieve premnstrual syndrom (PMS) and ternderness of fibrocystic breasts).
Black Cohosh: (cimicifuga racemosa) a member of the buttercup family, is a perennial plant that is native to North America. It has been used for hundreds of years to reat menopausal symptoms, it is especially beneficial for hot flashes.
Chaste Tree: (agnus Castus, Chasteberry, Cloister Pepper) Althoug hchaste tree berries are not believe to contain female hormones, their effect on the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland and undeniable. Chemicals in the chase tree berries may change the amounts of estrogen and progesterone in the body.
Estradiol, estrone, estroil: These are extracted from the plants such as soybeans and yams. Though they are created in a labatory, they are designed molecularly to be the same as the hormones in our bodies.
USP progesterone (Pro-Gest, Prometrium, Crinone): Extracted for a variety of wild yam, designed to be molecularly the same as teh hormones in our bodies.
Tribulus: (tribulus terrestris) helps to increase testosterone levels by inceasing luteininzing hormone (LH) levels. LH is the hormone that signals the body to start making natural tetsosterone. Helps to raise libido levels.
Please contact our office if you are interested in any more information on natural alternatives to reduce the symptoms of menopause, we carry all of the products listed above for your immediate menopausal relief!