WOMEN’S HEALTH 2017-06-11T07:06:04+00:00

Women’s Health and Hormones

Wellness Vision, Newcastle

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Balancing your Hormones and Women’s Health

Being a woman definitely has its fair share of challenges, especially when it comes to hormonal balance.

Many women do not have a regular, pain-free menstrual cycle which can be made worse if it is ‘masked’ long-term with synthetic hormones (e.g. the oral contraceptive pill, Depo-provera injections or Implanon hormonal implants).

Most hormonal imbalances are caused by nutritional deficiencies, liver detoxification issues, obesity, blood sugar imbalances and stress/anxiety/depression. Therefore, although synthetic hormones may appear to regulate your cycle, they are not addressing the underlying cause and are merely covering up the real issue. This generally results in a reemergence of symptoms when the medication is ceased.

Menopause is also another area where natural support generally has the best and safest long-term results. Hormonal Replacement Therapy (or HRT) uses synthetic hormones (no they do not use natural or bio-identical oestrogen) to once again ‘mask’ your symptoms while your body naturally adjusts to the next phase of life. These synthetic hormones are also not risk free with research providing evidence of increased risks of cancer in women taking HRT.

How we can help

At Wellness Vision we can help with all aspects of Women’s Health including:

  • Hormonal imbalances – Irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, absence of periods, cramping, skin breakouts, hair loss, excess hair, weight gain, fluid retention etc
  • Stress / Anxiety / Depression – Often these issues have a hormonal component which can make dramatic improvements when supported naturally
  • Premenstral Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstral Dysphoric Dysorder (PMDD)
  • Menopause – Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness, skin issues, weight gain etc
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO/PCOS)
  • Endometriosis – Growth of endometiral tissue within the abdominal cavity which can cause extreme pain during menstruation often including changes in bowel function
  • Fibroids – Benign tumors in the uterine wall that can cause pain
  • Recurrent infections – Thrush, cystitis, vaginal infections, mastitis, recurrent illness with menstrual cycle regularity
  • Fertility issues and pre-conception health care.

Our Approach

Our principal naturopath, Jasmin has extensive experience in Women’s Health. She has helped thousands of women with hormonal imbalances and this area has been her major focus over her 11 year career. Jasmin also has a strong passion for following the latest research in this area, being a women herself and understanding the massive impact that hormones can have on both your physical and mental well-being.

Jasmin believes that although there are patterns, no women’s experiences and symptoms are the same. She loves being both detective and practitioner to discover the underlying causes and fine-tune the treatment plan until she has found the most suitable approach for the individual.

Jasmin practices holistically, so although she will focus on specific health areas to provide quick symptom relief; she is always aware that you can never treat an organ or condition without consideration for your entire mind and body. This is especially true for hormonal imbalances, as hormones in most cases have more than one target tissue and can therefore have a multitude of different actions throughout the body. Also hormonal testing is seldom accurate and can in some cases be very misleading, that is why a full case history is essential.

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We will spend 90 minutes and develop a full case history and current wellness picture, conduct in-clinic testing, order additional testing (if required), and make initial treatment suggestions.

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