WHAT IS MENOPAUSE?
Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. It typically occurs in the late 40s or early 50s, although the timing can vary. Menopause is characterized by a gradual decline in the production of reproductive hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, by the ovaries. This hormonal shift leads to various physical and emotional changes, including irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and decreased bone density. While menopause signifies the end of fertility, it is a normal part of a woman's life and can be managed with lifestyle modifications and hormone replacement therapy if needed.
WHO SHOULD I SEE AT ABSOLUTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
Whether you're looking to prepare for the smoothest possible transition, or if you've already started dealing with some of the common adverse effects like hot flashes, we can help! Start with a naturopath for natural ways to interact with the hormones.
Pelvic floor physiotherapists can help with certain changes that may occur in menopause, such as pelvic pain, vaginal dryness, incontinence or bladder sensitivity.
HOW WE COMMONLY TREAT MENOPAUSE
- Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy: pelvic floor physiotherapists play a role during in some cases, especially if there is pelvic floor pain, bladder incontinence, organ prolapse etc
- Supplements (Herbs, Vitamins, Minerals): various herbs and nutrients are used to help worth with hormones, namely estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA.
- Acupuncture: acupuncture can help helpful in some cases, like hot flashes, irritability and other changes associated with menopause.
- Nutrition and Diet: the food we eat plays a role in our health, including during and after menopause
Every person is different, and everyone's needs during pregnancy vary.