Caution hot flashes ahead!! Are you between the ages of 40-55 and struggling with sleep, mood, memory, night sweats, or other new and disruptive symptoms? You may be transitioning through peri-menopause or menopause, and this time of your life does not need to be a struggle.
I’m Dr. Karen Parmar, naturopathic physician, medical director, and co-founder of Integrated Health Clinic in British Columbia, Canada. I have been working with women struggling with hormone imbalances and hormone deficiencies for the past 20 years, and I think I can help you.
Many women fear these transitional years, and feel these unpleasant symptoms of mood swings, insomnia, weight gain and brain fog, are normal and inevitable. Some feel they need to power through and deal with these unpleasant symptoms, or they’ll be deemed weak and a failure. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to suﬀer. You have options, and choosing hormone replacement therapy may actually benefit you in the long run!!
In the 1900’s the average woman lived to 50 years. Women today live to an average of 80 yrs!! That’s 30 years past our reproductive age! Wow, this is great!!! Yes great, but diﬀerent, and without the circulating hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone that have been present in our blood streams since puberty. Hormones play a vital role in brain health, blood sugar regulation, bone health, libido, energy, mood, heart health, and on and on…
Take home message….. you don’t have to suﬀer. Maybe you shouldn’t plough through? Maybe the research shows better quality of life, increased longevity, less cardiovascular disease, decreased risk of Alzheimer’s and better bone health if you choose hormone therapy during the peri-menopausal and early menopausal years.
What to do next? You need to find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you. You need a physician to educate you on pros and cons, bio-identical verses synthetic, cream, patch or pill??? My oh my the confusion?!?..
If you’d like my assistance, we can set up an assessment to review your health history, family history, and current state of health. I’ll walk you through your options, and we’ll come up with a customized treatment plan tailored for you. Consultations can be in person at Integrated Health Clinic, or virtually through Telehealth. Looking forward to meeting you, and working together for your health.
Dr. Karen Parmar ND.
Integrated Health Clinic
Clinic number: 604-888-8325
Disclaimer. There is a lot of misconceptions about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy. HRT may not be best practice for all women. A thorough family history must be reviewed, including history of blood clots and breast cancer, before initiating any hormone replacement therapy.