Category: Perimenopause

Cardiovascular Disease is the Number One Killer of Men and Women in North America

Do you have a friend or a loved one who has died because of cardiovascular disease?  In office testing such as the digital pulse wave analyzer (DPA) is a tool which helps patients at Hunt Naturopathic Clinic to reduce cardiovascular disease through early detection and prevention. The DPA measures a pulse wave that is produced ...

Safe and Effective Hormone Balancing

Do you have these symptoms? Hot flashes Night sweats Insomnia Memory loss Mood swings (depression) Low sex drive Fatigue Irregular periods Breast tenderness Increased skin wrinkling Weight gain Anxiety The solution is here! Salivary hormone testing Bioidentical hormone and nutritional supplements What are the advantages of saliva test? Measures active hormone levels Easy and convenient ...

Concentration and Memory Problems During Menopause

Another symptom relating to the change of menstrual status with age is poor concentration and foggy thinking. Estrogen is needed for the transport of glucose into the brain, which means that too little estrogen leads to energy starved brain cells and foggy thinking. Supplementing with too much progesterone can also contribute to foggy thinking. Too ...

Menopause and Irritability

Another symptom related to perimenopause and menopause is irritability. Irritability can be caused by excess estrogen relative to progesterone, which is a common hormone imbalance. Irritability can also be caused by a lack of androgens for example, testosterone and DHEA, as well as the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol and testosterone act on the same gene ...

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)

BHRT refers to the therapeutic use of hormones that are identical in every way to the hormone produced naturally in the body. Diagnostic testing (salivary testing) identifies hormonal imbalances that are then addressed with the use of BHRT. Bio-identical hormones used in BHRT include estradiol, estrone, estriol, progesterone and testosterone. Cortisol may be supplemented in ...