Menopause is associated with a reduction in estrogen, as well as a significant reduction in progesterone, and occurs after a woman has been without a menstrual period for an entire year.
For most women, this decline in hormone levels is accompanied by an array of unpleasant symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, memory decline, anxiety, insomnia, weight-gain, vaginal dryness causing painful intercourse, decreased libido and frequent urinary tract infections. It is also during the menopausal years that we see an increase in diseases associated with aging, such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
With the recent controversy surrounding the dangerous effects of hormone replacement therapy, many women are seeking safer alternatives to ease the menopause transition. Symptoms can be treated and minimized at Bronte Wellness Boutique using natural therapies, including dietary and nutritional programs, specialized hormone balancing supplements, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and acupuncture.