Women’s Health – Peri-Menopause & Menopause
Women’s bodies constantly change as they cycle through the transitional phases of life from puberty, pregnancy, to the menopausal years. Dr. Townsend, ND treats many conditions and health concerns unique to women and she takes pride in staying on the cutting edge of medical advancements. Townsend Naturopathic Clinic located in Burlington, Ontario is a collaborative care centre. Naturopathic doctor, Kim Townsend, completes an in-depth intake and may requisition lab testing to determine the cause of the underlying imbalance. If she suspects there is an imbalance in a patient’s hormones then she will recommend salivary testing to determine a patients’ hormonal state and she may also prescribe bio-identical hormones ( BHRT ) to those women who might benefit. Taking charge of your health and asking for the right kind of testing is important. The goal is to help women attain both physical and emotional well-being by offering an integrative approach to balancing hormones.
Perimenopause and Menopause
Perimenopause is the time of change leading up to the menopausal years. A woman is considered in menopause once her menstrual cycle has stopped completely for over one year. Women may experience a multitude of symptoms during and after this transitional period. Naturopathic testing and treatment can help you get regular sleep, curb sugar cravings, improve mood, diminish hot flashes and night sweats, eliminate bloating, reduce anxiety, improve libido, and maintain ideal weight.
Many women respond well to botanical medicines, proper diet and exercise, vitamins and minerals, and/or BHRT (Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy) to treat these pre and postmenopausal symptoms.
General Hormonal Imbalances
Naturopathic doctor, Kim Townsend offers natural and integrative treatments for women of all ages. She treats patients ranging from their teenage years dealing with hormonal acne and irregular cycles, to women struggling with infertility, right through to women in their peri and post-menopausal years who are experiencing symptoms that range from hot flashes and night sweats to low libido, irritability and insomnia.
Below is a list of some of the more common hormonal conditions that Dr. Kim treats in her naturopathic practise.
Perimenopause/ Menopause – hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, low libido, insomnia, vaginal dryness, weight gain, bloating, and low energy
BHRT (Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy) Assessment
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Abnormal Pap Smears
Migraines and Headaches