Women's Health

 

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Menopause

Menopause and perimenopause can prove to be a very difficult stage of life for many women. Its onset can bring with it many undesirable symptoms such as chronic fatigue, hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, irritability and decreased cognitive function. Such changes have the potential to dramatically decrease a women’s quality of life and as perimenopause can begin as early as 35 years of age this can often coincide women leading very busy lives trying to juggle a career as well as often raising young children. That is why I like to look on this stage of life as a perfect opportunity for women to take control of their health, naturally and by making improvements in diet and lifestyle setting themselves up for many healthy, happy years ahead.

How Can Nutritional Therapy Help?

I will take a full case history from which I can prescribe a diet plan as well as nutritional supplements which will help to rebalance hormones and relieve symptoms. Dietary changes such as introducing certain’ hormone healthy’ fats and phytoestrogens together with reducing the foods that are aggravating symptoms will ensure a happier and healthier transition through this wonderful stage of life!

PCOS (Poly cystic ovary syndrome)

Symptoms of PCOS include irregular periods, infertility, hirsutism (excessive hair growth) on the face, thinning or loss of hair on the head. Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition of Insulin Resistance. Insulin is the hormone in our body that tells the cells to uptake glucose from the bloodstream and either use it as fuel or store it as fat. In the case of insulin resistance, the cells in the body fail to respond to insulin. Conventional medical approach to PCOs is to treat with oral contraceptive pill to regulate periods. Often the diabetes drug metformin is used to regulate blood sugars both of which can carry unwanted side effects.

How Can Nutritional Therapy Help?

As a Nutritional Therapist, I will look for the root cause of the problem. Very often the diet is too high in certain carbohydrates, or the thyroid function is inadequate, or chronic inflammation of the gut is interfering with normal ovulation. Whatever the reason for the onset of PCOs once it is discovered it can be treated with dietary intervention together with an exercise programme and carefully selected supplements to suit the individual case will be recommended.

For the relief of symptoms of PCOs, contact me today for an appointment!

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS can present as either a physical or emotional condition. It occurs one to two weeks before a woman’s period. Symptoms include bloating, acne, breast tenderness, feeling irritable, mood swings. Many women feel that during this time that their hormones are controlling their thoughts and behaviours and that the physical symptoms can be painful and debilitating

How Can Nutritional Therapy Help?

I will take a case history during the consultation in order to establish where imbalances are occurring. A personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan together with carefully selected nutritional supplements will be prescribed containing the necessary micro-nutrients necessary to re-balance and alleviate symptoms.

 

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