When experiencing menstrual changes – from PMS to menopause – women are often confused about the differences between natural, synthetic and bioidentical hormones. With more than 48 million women going through The Change at the same time, it’s important for them to understand their choices and whether or not they need Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Women's hormonal health
Navigating the world of female hormones requires astute and educated providers. Women can face so many challenges with hormones ranging from infertility and sever PMS to challenging menopause transition and hormone dependent cancers. Our team is dedicated to knowing the most current research and treatment strategies to help all women balance their hormones and optimize their body.
At Elevated Health we feel confident supporting individuals dealing with:
We offer private testing to help determine the cause of your symptoms, which may include:
Our approach to treating individuals with hormone imbalance would likely include:
A healthy baby for an “infertile” couple
Kimberly was 33 years old when she came to me after her third miscarriage.
Understandably she was upset and confused as to why she could not carry a pregnancy. She was relatively healthy, following a whole food, nutrient dense diet and getting regular exercise. Both she and her husband had been through all the tests and were both diagnosed with the often bittersweet diagnosis of “normal.”
I sent Kimberly for some additional testing to determine if I could see some “abnormal” in her “normal” values. I also referred her for support through therapy, as anyone who has been through this knows it is tough, to say the least. While we awaited labs I supported Kimberly with some specific nutrition advice and general supplements of 5-MTHF (active folic acid), oils and some homeopathic medicines.
When the lab results returned we found some values that were “normal” but not optimal, which I find quite often occurs with patients. We focused support on optimizing the values and balancing hormones with herbs, homeopathics and oils.
Two months after starting all the support Kimberly found out she was pregnant. We monitored closely the first 12 weeks, getting regular labs and continuing on supplement support. Kimberly did really well through her pregnancy and labor and now is the proud mamma of a healthy, beautiful little girl.
-Dr. Nina Lewis-Larsson
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