Dr. Eva Coleman Menopause
Hi, I’m Doctor Eva Coleman. Quite often, I receive questions about treatment for menopause symptoms. So today, I am presenting an overview of my approach to treating hormonal imbalances, caused by the menopause transition.
I evaluate and treat all three phases of the progression… from Perimenopause to Menopause and finally, Postmenopause.
Before sharing my treatment strategies for each transition phase, I must address certain underlying issues that make this time of life for many women, far more difficult than ever before.
For example, transitioning through menopause requires healthy, strong, adrenal and thyroid glands. But…due to the stress of our modern-day lifestyles, these glands are often exhausted and unable to handle the demands of menopause. This causes highly exaggerated symptoms for many women.
Rarely can treatment be limited to restoring hormonal balance of the reproductive system. As such, adrenal and thyroid issues must be identified and addressed according to the needs of each patient.
Other issues to be evaluated and/or treated include: chronic, inflammatory and pain related illnesses, nutritional deficiencies, current hormone levels, exposure to environmental toxins and predisposition to cancer, as necessary.
Now, I want to talk about treatments. So, let’s start with Perimenopause.
Over the past several years, I have observed successful symptomatic relief in Perimenopausal patients with: -personalized nutrition-using properly balanced estrogen promoting/estrogen inhibiting foods -elimination of foods known as “symptom triggers” -herbal remedies and nutritional supplements according to patient needs
- Proper exercise, rest and stress relief
- Highly personalized and closely monitored BHRT—strictly as necessary, in the lowest dosage possible, based on test results and finally….
- Use of strategies to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals known as endocrine disrupters
Now, on to the menopause phase (12 months with no period), treatments include all that I have mentioned for Perimenopause……with changes in BHRT formulations or dosages according to patient feedback and results from regularly scheduled tests.
And, the same applies to Postmenopause treatments.
My philosophy is to use food, herbal formulations, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes as the first line of defense. And, BHRT as an adjunctive therapy with proper evaluation and monitoring for safety and effectiveness.
My ultimate goal is:
To encourage patients to view the “Menopause Transition” as a personal journey towards achieving Whole Body Health.
Thank you for joining me today.
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