Hormone and Menopause Symptom Management

15 minutes with a certified hormone healthcare provider can be life changing.
Before becoming a patient with Dr. Viva ZIma you have the option of scheduling a free 15 minute consult so that she can understand your unique and individual healthcare needs.

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Our focus overall is on health education and application of bio-psychosocial approach to health and wellness. This approach is very personalized, which means when patients come to us for perimenopause, menopause, metabolic, and sexual health concerns, we take the time to discover the underlying reasons. We review the many puzzle pieces, and identify conditions that are often leading to some of these issues.

Hormone and Menopause Symptom Management

This is the care that tackles issues related to the permanent end of the menstrual cycle.  Menopause is officially reached after 12 consecutive months without a period. However, leading up to that time, the body goes through extensive hormone fluctuations as your ovaries decrease production of estrogen and progesterone.  These hormones are responsible for helping the body run smoothly in so many ways, and even small fluctuations can cause noticeable symptoms, so there is no surprise that many women experience them as peri/menopause approaches, and for some time after they get there.

These symptoms may be present 5-10 years prior to confirming menopause:

  • Low Sexual Desire
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle bones
  • Brain Fog
  • Cold Flashes
  • Hot Flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia

Most women know when something is off but finding answers can be a challenge. Treatment may be necessary if you experience peri/menopause-related symptoms that cause major inconveniences in your life, like disrupting your sleep, relationships, or productivity. Peri/menopause can impact your sexual health and wellness too.

The plan is to assess your symptoms and hormone blood work, and work together to get to the root of these imbalances. By applying a traditional medical approach, including hormone replacement therapy, blended with alternative therapies, such as diet, activity, stress-reduction, sleep hygiene to get you back on track. We have a detailed discussion and will often recommend treatment options for severe and disruptive menopause symptoms.

We deal with looking for the root cause of conditions and fixing imbalances and dysfunction. We aim to restore the body to optimal functioning and not to just treat symptoms but find the reason for the problem and address it.

What does Hormone and Menopause Symptom Management involve?

Perimenopause and menopause management can involve a few different approaches to symptom management, depending on your personal needs and goals. After your initial consultation, Dr. Zima might recommend: Bioidentical Hormone Replacememtnt Therapy (BHRT) Menopause hormone therapy provides you with the estrogen and/or progesterone you need to alleviate the symptoms that come with the loss of hormones.

How do I begin?

By acknowledging that the problems you are facing are manageable. Accept yourself and your body for who you are. We'll work together to resolve the symptoms.

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