Do you have painful, frustrating, or unpredictable periods?
Have the symptoms of menopause slowed you down?
Are you having difficulty conceiving a child?
Women and men face unique healthcare concerns. That’s no surprise. However, naturopathic medicine offers solutions for these and many other health concerns women face.
At the Mindful Healing Clinic, Dr. Maria Cavallazzi has a special interest in women’s health. Read on to find out more about the type of conditions she can help you with.
Naturopathic Solutions For Women’s Fertility
The decision to have children can be an exciting one, but it can also be quite stressful. If you’ve been trying unsuccessfully to conceive, naturopathic medicine may help.
While there are certain issues conventional medicine can help with – like fallopian tube scarring – often, the problem can be corrected with natural methods.
Dr. Maria can help you get to the root cause of your infertility, and work with you to overcome it.
During pregnancy, as well, a woman will face a number of different health concerns. These may range from discomfort to potentially life-threatening, and may include:
- Nausea & vomiting (morning sickness)
- Gestational diabetes
- Varicose veins
- Edema and discomfort
Dr. Maria offers naturopathic solutions which can make this time easier on your body and your baby’s.
And, once you’ve finally given birth, the concerns start once again. Childbirth exerts a significant amount of stress on the body, and there’s healing that must be done afterwards. On top of this, breastfeeding presents its own challenges, with not only providing the most nutritious breast milk for your baby but also making sure you properly care for your breasts. Finally, post-partum depression can make it difficult to care for yourself, let alone your child. Dr. Maria offers naturopathic solutions for each of these, and more.
Menopause & Hormones
Whether you’re pre-menopausal, post-menopausal, or right in the middle of it, your hormones play a big role in your health.
A hormone imbalance in pre-menopausal women may be linked with issues related to your nervous system, endocrine system, or insulin resistance. While some of these hormone imbalances are linked with poor diet and lifestyle choices, that’s not always the case.
As far as menopause is concerned, it’s a simple fact of life that can’t be avoided. However, by regulating your hormones during this change of life, Dr. Maria can help you minimize your menopausal symptoms.
If you’re dealing with any of the following symptoms, you may have a hormone imbalance:
- Sudden weight gain or loss
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in sex drive
- Anxiety or moodiness
- Chronic fatigue
- Changes in blood sugar
- Weak bones
- Dry skin or hair
- Changes in blood pressure or heart rate
- Increased thirst
- Difficulty seeing
- Tenderness in the breasts
- Deepening of voice
- Unexpected hair growth
Naturopathic Solutions For PCOS
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal imbalance that commonly affects women.
Women who have PCOS generally produce elevated levels of testosterone and other male sex hormones. This throws off the normal balance of female sex hormones and can cause a number of health issues.
In particular, if you have any of the following symptoms, you may be dealing with PCOS:
- Infrequent periods (fewer than 9 per year)
- Prolonged time between cycles (more than 35 days)
- Heavier than normal periods
- No periods at all
- Increase in facial and body hair
- Male-pattern baldness
- Weight gain
Dr. Maria has offered treatment to many women dealing with PCOS. If you recognize any of the above symptoms, contact the Mindful Healing Clinic today. Together, you and Dr. Maria will work to uncover the root cause of your symptoms, and from there put together a treatment plan designed to address these causes.
Pre-menstrual syndrome, or PMS, refers to a series of changes many women feel in the days or week before their period begins.
In general, you’ll experience some changes as a result of your period, but it shouldn’t interfere with your day-to-day activities. If it does, there’s something wrong.
A difficult period can be frustrating at best, and at worst it can interfere with your relationships, your health, and your ability to make a living. However, there are naturopathic solutions which may help.
While easing your symptoms is important, there’s more to it than that. There’s a reason why your symptoms are occurring in the first place, and the only way to truly address those symptoms is by addressing the root cause.
Count on Dr. Maria to help you do just that.
Naturopathic solutions For Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a disorder where your endometrium, the tissue that lines your uterus, begins to grow outside of your uterus. When it does this, though, it still acts like it would if it were in the right place, thickening and bleeding during your cycle.
But because the way your body would normally flush such tissue is blocked off, it can cause significant pain as well as fertility issues.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may have endometriosis:
- Painful sex (during or after)
- Painful periods
- Period cramping lasting several days before and after
- Lower back pain
- Abdominal pain
- Heavier than usual menstrual flow
- Painful bowel movements
- Painful urinating
While endometriosis is a difficult condition to deal with, there are naturopathic treatments which have been proven effective. Contact the Mindful Healing Clinic to find out more.