Holistic Menopause Treatment In Boca Raton

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Have you ever wondered why certain women seem to glide through menopause with only a few symptoms, while other women are heavily affected by this chapter of life?

In our clinic, we've worked with hundreds of patients searching for answers to this query. They've been heavily hit by menopause, and they want to know if there's a possibility of relaxing and enjoying this new chapter instead of being at the mercy of menopause symptoms. 

We have good news for you: there are holistic treatments for menopause that release you from the grips of severe, uncomfortable symptoms. Whether you're creating a proactive health strategy in anticipation of menopause or are well beyond the start of menopause, all you need is a little knowledge, guidance, and possibly the help of a functional medicine doctor to help you live life to its fullest.

What Is Menopause?

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Menopause is diagnosable a year after a woman's final period—most commonly between the ages of 45 and 55—and lasts approximately seven to fifteen years. Once menopause starts, a woman can no longer get pregnant, and the production of hormones such as estrogen varies, contributing to common symptoms such as hot flashes. 
An indication that a woman could be transitioning into menopause is a phase called perimenopause, where a woman might notice irregularities in her menstrual cycles and other symptoms associated with menopause. It's important to understand that every woman is different; some might experience perimenopause symptoms in their forties, others in their thirties.

What Are Menopause Symptoms?

Every woman experiences menopause differently, but menopause symptoms include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Chills
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Gaining weight (due to shifted metabolism)
  • Hair thinning or loss
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sagging breasts

Holistic Menopause Treatment

Women experience menopause symptoms differently due to various factors; genetics, lifestyle, and health history all play significant roles. 

It's common for traditional medical practitioners to have these considerations define a woman's prognosis. Even though all of these components should be considered, a woman shouldn't be limited to her current health condition when there are ways to enhance wellness and vitality. 

Finding natural treatments for menopause that work with your unique physiology and lifestyle is the key to embracing health and wellness at this stage of your life. Thankfully, there are plenty of options to help you achieve your health goals. 

Address Your Diet

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Though menopause symptoms are rooted deeply in hormonal changes, your diet has the power to alleviate menopause-related discomfort. Conversely, some foods can exacerbate discomfort from menopause. 

Foods That Help Relieve Menopause Symptoms

1. Dairy

When a woman loses her menstrual cycle, she’s more likely to develop issues with bone density—such as Osteoporosis. Thankfully, dairy ushers you into post-menopause with higher bone density and a strengthened immune system. Dairy is high in calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D, which all contribute to bone health. Studies have also found that magnesium contributes to regulated and restful sleep cycles, which can help provide ease during restless nights.

2. Protein

High-quality, responsibly-sourced protein is key for ensuring overall bone and muscle health in women as they age. The collagen in protein can also help with hair and skin health, which is often affected by menopause.

3. Healthy Fats

Studies have shown foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids relieve night sweats and hot flashes. To see if omega-3 fatty acids positively impact your symptoms, reach for some chia seeds or fatty fish.

4. Fruits And Vegetables

Menopausal women especially stand to benefit from eating more fruits and veggies. The benefits include reducing hot flashes, lowering blood pressure, and supporting overall health for post-menopausal women.

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Foods That Make Menopause Symptoms Worse 

1. Processed Sugars and Carbs

Processed sugars and carbs are linked to increased blood pressure, which can trigger hot flashes. Staying away from these ingredients could help keep your hot flashes at bay while building a foundation for cardiac health.

2. Alcohol and Caffeine

Studies have shown mixed results on alcohol and caffeine intake affecting hot flashes. However, if you're suffering from hot flashes, consider reducing your caffeine and alcohol intake to see if it offers any relief.

Improve Lifestyle Habits

Many women lament the onset of menopause: it's a significant change that rightfully stirs up many emotions. While it's important to honor where you are in your life, it's just as important to stay active, exercise, and involve yourself with community activities. This helps your mental state and helps you focus on the meaningful aspects of your life. 

Find The Right Supplements

The right vitamins and minerals are essential for hormone regulation. With the right supplement regimen, your body functions more in balance and harmony to support a better mood, metabolism, bone health, and sleep patterns. A functional medicine doctor will work with you to understand your unique history, lifestyle, and health goals to guide you through selecting compatible, high-quality supplements.

Consider Hormone Therapies

Menopausal changes are driven primarily by hormone level fluctuations. We've seen hormone therapies make a significant positive impact on our menopausal patients; appropriate testing determines whether hormone therapy is the right treatment for you.

How Functional Medicine Can Help Your Menopause Journey

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When searching for the best menopause treatment in Boca Raton, it's important to understand how functional medicine stands out from traditional healthcare options. Functional medicine offers state-of-the-art testing techniques and an in-depth intake process. 

The result is that your doctor understands your health history and your current biological contributors to any menopausal symptoms. At Doctors Studio, we get to know your lifestyle, family history, and personal goals so we can provide the best treatment possible. 

Our custom-tailored menopause treatment plans provide you with the right treatment for your unique health situation. This in-depth process lays the groundwork for highly customized menopause treatments compatible with everything unique about you. 

With this customization comes increased efficiency: for you, that means a higher quality of life where you enjoy the old you while still moving forward into a new chapter.

Getting Started With Functional Menopause Treatment in Boca Raton, FL

If you're ready to experience menopause treatment with the holistic and individually-based approach of functional medicine in Boca Raton, schedule an appointment online or call us at 561-444-7751 today.

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