As early as 35, some women start to experience perimenopause, the precursor to menopause. During perimenopause, declining progesterone causes estrogen dysfunction, leading to irregular periods, heavy menstrual flow, breast pain, and weight gain. Excess stress and unhealthy lifestyle choices can intensify symptoms. Correcting hormonal imbalances is very important during perimenopause, and we will work closely with you to achieve balanced hormone levels during this phase.
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 causes of these conditions. We 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 to your body that will help you feel vibrant again.
Our research shows that a 24-hour urine analysis provides the most thorough and accurate assessment of your hormones. It also enables us to measure thyroid and adrenal levels and to see how well your liver metabolizes hormones—all of which impact your body’s hormonal balance. In addition to urine testing, we may also test blood, serum, and saliva. Ultimately, our goal is to take the guesswork out of the hormone assessment process and customize a treatment plan for your unique body for noticeable results.
We pay attention to the details. 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 for hormones. We avoid oral dosing of most hormones, for example, as it is not considered a safe route of administration (particularly for estrogen and testosterone).