Steps to Hormone Health
Who we are?
Certified, experienced professionals passionate about hormone restoration and its role at enhancing quality of life. Hormones do naturally decline as we age and the aging process is accelerated as our hormones decline. The rate of decline is influenced by a myriad of internal and external factors making each person’s situation present as unique.
How we help?
We assess, evaluate, lab test, teach, treat and then follow up on a continuum until your optimal is reached. Once optimal, we follow up annually or with unforeseen change.
Click on any of the “6 steps to hormone health” in the image for more information.
Contraception: counselling on non-hormone based options. Converting women from synthetic hormones to bio-identical options.
PMS – (premenstrual syndrome) a combination of physical and emotional symptoms that many women experience after ovulation and before their menstrual period, such as mood swings, extreme fatigue, headaches, bloating, insomnia etc.
PMDD – (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) similar to PMS with more severe symptoms that disrupt work or personal relationships. Affects up to 5% of women, many of whom may also experience anxiety or depression.
PPD – post-partum depression is a mood disorder associated with childbirth. It can begin soon after giving birth, as a dramatic drop in hormones in the body may contribute. It is imperative that medical treatment be initiated promptly. Women who experience PMS or have a family history of other members having PMS or post-partum depression have a greater risk of experiencing mood disorders post-partum (post delivery). Symptoms may include extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, crying episodes, irritability, and withdrawal from engaging with baby. This is a physiological imbalance that impacts emotional and mental well-being. Women generally respond well to skilled professional intervention. These new mothers, often overwhelmed, need the loving support of trusted persons to advocate for them if they are too exhausted or impaired to self advocate.
PCOS – (polycystic ovarian syndrome) a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. It can be accompanied by high levels of testosterone and/or high levels of insulin rendering treatment as essential to prevent detrimental health issues.
- Irregular or missed menstrual cycles
- Excess facial or body hair
- Loss of scalp hair
- Acne, face and body
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
Peri-menopause – refers to the time period when the ovaries begin to decline in function. This phase takes place before the final cessation of menstrual cycles.
- Hot flashes
- Sleep disturbances
- Night sweats
- Decreased sex drive
- Mood changes
- Decreased joy
Post-menopause – defined by the total cessation of menstrual flow for one calendar year or confirmed earlier by lab findings. During this phase there is rapid decline in hormone levels due to ovarian function departing. Most women experience a myriad of symptoms that alter quality of life and accelerate the aging process including the potential development of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally in both men and women and has been for >15 years (source: WHO “the World Health Organization”).
Andropause: often called “male menopause” is treated with testosterone to replenish the depletion determined by lab testing. Signs and symptoms of Andropause traditionally occur in men >50 but can occur beginning in the early 30’s impacted by variable circumstances.
- Fatigue / loss of energy
- Low or negative mood
- Anxiety or nervousness
- Loss of memory or concentration
- Loss of sex drive
- Loss of erections or problems during sex
- Backache, joint pain, or stiffness
- Loss of fitness
- Feeling over stressed
WellNurtureMD views infertility from a hormone imbalance perspective correcting any potential depletion that could be inhibiting successful conception or increasing the risk of miscarriage. We do not initiate structural investigations or any other invasive measures. However, we outsource services as required.