Menopause and Perimenopause

Menopause and Perimenopause

Perimenopause and Menopause are something that every woman experiences between the age of 37 to 55. Integrative Health Solutions, is the one-stop destination when it comes to providing therapies to help support and treat per menopause, female hormone imbalances and Menopause San Diego. We've been taking care of women for over 20 years. Dr Bronner Handwerger's passion is making women feel terrific by supporting their hormones as they transition through these stages of life..

What is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause begins around 37 as she begins to ovulate less. . Because of this, her progesterone levels begin to decline and she begins to have an imbalance of too much estrogen relative to progesterone. This can create a state known as estrogen dominance which leads to many different types of symptoms women experience.

Symptoms of Perimenopause:

Sleep problems and insomnia, mood swings, agitation, weight gain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, tender breasts, fibrocystic breasts and irregular cycles.

Ways to treat Perimenopause

Every woman inevitably goes through this phase. Some have more symptoms than others.

At Integrative Health Solutions, we believe that it is very important that women begin checking their hormones in their mid 30 so we can begin tracking and monitoring. As imbalances arise we are able to address these issues maintaining balanced hormone levels for her throughout the perimenopausal and menopausal phases.

What is Menopause?

Menopause officially begins 12 months after a woman's last menstrual cycle.

At this point her ovaries are not producing as much estrogen or progesterone and this can then lead to the symptoms that many women experience. Women can also experience a decline in testosterone levels that can lead to lower body mass and muscle as well as lower sense of well-being, vitality and sex drive.

Common perimenopausal and menopauseal symptoms:

  • vaginal dryness & Thinning of vaginal walls
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Vaginal and bladder infections
  • Mild urinary incontinence
  • Aches and pains
  • Insomnia and sleep disturbance
  • Cognitive changes, such as memory loss
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Mood disturbance
  • Abnormal sensations, such as ‘prickling’ or ‘crawling’ under the skin
  • Palpitations
  • Hair loss or abnormal hair growth

Treating Perimenopause and Menopause at Integrative Health Solutions

Dr. Bronner Handwerger NMD is known as the leading female hormone doctor in San Diego and known for treating and supporting women as they transition through the Perimenopausal and the Menopausal phases in their lives.
He offers bio-identical hormone therapy that is tailored for each and every woman individually. for over 20 years he's been taking care of women as they navigate through this period of their lives and believes that each woman is individual and not the same as another and therefore needs to be approached that way and treated uniquely.