Hormones control most of your bodily functions, and even a small imbalance can mean some negative effects on your overall health.

Dr. Roopa Chari, M.D., of the Chari Center of Health in Encinitas, California, is an internist and integrative medicine specialist. On your own, it can be confusing to treat the symptoms of Peri- Menopause and Menopause since there are so many supplements and herbs to choose from that promise to relieve your symptoms.

Find effective customized solutions for brain fog, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, fatigue, mood swings and bone loss by scheduling a free 15 minute medical consultation with Dr. Chari today!


Female Hormone Balance Q & A

What are some symptoms associated with hormone imbalances?

Symptoms can include:

  • Headaches
  • Night sweats, hot flashes
  • Joint pain, muscle aches and pains
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Unexplained weight gain despite appropriate caloric intake and exercise
  • Problems focusing or “brain fog”
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep with periods of wakefulness in the middle of the night
  • Mood swings, Anxiety, Irritability, and Depression
  • Persistent acne
  • Excessive facial hair
  • Irregular or skipped periods
  • Lack of energy
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Problems with bladder control or urinary incontinence
  • Changes in libido

When does menopause happen?

For most women, the changes associated with menopause actually begin in the 40s as your ovaries’ limited supply of eggs decrease and hormone levels associated with reproduction start to change. Doctors often refer to this time as perimenopause, which means “around the time of menopause.”

Symptoms associated with hormonal changes increase as you get closer to the time of actual menopause (when your ovaries no longer have eggs available for fertilization and your menstrual period stops completely).

What health concerns are associated with menopause?

The loss of estrogen can increase your risk of:

  • Osteoporosis or decreasing bone density
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Loss of bowel and bladder function
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Decreased skin elasticity which leads to increased wrinkling
  • Loss of muscle tone

What are hormones?

Our bodies are made up of complex systems of organs, bones, and other structures that work as a team to keep us healthy and functioning at an optimal level. Hormones are substances secreted by glands to keep the systems working as they should. For instance, thyroxine is secreted by the thyroid gland and helps regulate your heartbeat and metabolism. Melatonin helps you sleep at night. Hormones secreted by your ovaries (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) control your menstrual cycle, fertility, heart health, bone health, and libido.

What causes hormone imbalance in Women?
Peri-Menopause and Menopause, the most familiar causes of hormone imbalance, occurs when your body begins the natural process of winding down your reproductive years as your ovaries run out of their limited egg supply. However, many women experience hormonal imbalances long before menopause. Poor nutrition, lack of exercise, not enough sleep, toxins, and other lifestyle factors can also throw hormone levels out of balance.

A natural, proven hormone treatment program for women!

In addition, sometimes the gland responsible for producing the hormone just isn’t doing its job. For instance, hypothyroidism occurs when an underactive thyroid gland fails to secrete enough thyroxine. This can lead to lethargy, skin changes, and difficulty losing weight. However, hypothyroidism is also due to food sensitivities, gut imbalance, liver function, stress, and much more. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects the precise balance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone supplied by the ovaries and can interfere with fertility.

Dr. Chari will address all of the underlying causes of hormonal balance for women!

How can Dr. Chari help balance my hormones?
Dr. Chari’s approach to female hormone balance combines the conventions of traditional medicine with the holistic approach of integrative medicine to develop a natural treatment plan that covers all the issues related to menopause, including both your physical and emotional health and well-being. Her focus is, as always, on treating the underlying condition causing your symptoms as well as the symptoms themselves.

Her expertise in hormone balance allows Dr. Chari to design a program for you to restore your hormonal balance, decrease your symptoms and prevent the negative effects of these imbalances on your health. She promotes research proven treatments such as balanced nutrition, leading-edge natural remedies, and innovative therapies such as biofeedback to restore vitality to your life.

This comprehensive, medically sound and natural approach to treating menopause can:

  • Stop hot flashes and night sweats
  • Prevent and reverse osteoporosis
  • Restore libido
  • Stop vaginal dryness
  • Reverse incontinence
  • Boost energy
  • Improve sleep
  • Enhance your mental focus and concentration
  • Balance your emotions and restore your positive outlook

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