Perimenopause & Menopause
As early as 35, some women start to experience perimenopause, which transitions into menopause. Progesterone decline causes estrogen dysfunction and leads to irregular periods, heavy menstrual flow, breast pain and weight gain. Excess stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices can intensify symptoms. Correcting hormonal imbalances is especially important in this phase and can be a delicate process.
At Balance Medical Center, we take perimenopause very seriously and work with you to achieve your balanced hormone levels. Patients experiencing menopause often describe hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, weight gain and brain fog. Declining estrogen and progesterone are commonly seen as the main cause of these conditions, one must carefully examine the whole body with a full spectrum hormone analysis including thyroid and adrenal hormones. The key to reducing these symptoms is an individual treatment plan specific for your body, that will help you feel vibrant again.
Our testing is through either Meridian Valley Labs or Rocky Mountain Analytical Labs. Our physicians work very closely with professional compounding pharmacies in the local area. We spend considerable time researching the safest and most effective “delivery systems” of hormones. As an example, we avoid oral dosing of most hormones, as this is not considered to be a safe route of administration (more so for estrogen and testosterone). We pay attention to details, and strive to give the correct dose and the correct delivery system for each client.