Menopause

Menopause is the time when periods stops permanently either due to gradual natural processes or abruptly when induced by artificial means (surgery or radiation). Prior to the final menstrual period there is a transitional time, perimenopause, lasting up to eight years. During this time most women begin missing periods and their menstrual cycles lengthen.

A woman is usually considered menopausal 12 months after her last period. The entire menopausal process can take up to thirteen years. Menopausal signs and symptoms are due to the body's inability to respond to a decrease in estrogen, progesterone and possibly androgens such as testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).  (continued below the video)

In this video Dr. George Springer will give you valuable information about both menopause and perimenopause.

Signs and symptoms of the menopause can include any of the following:

  • irregular and/or heavy periods
  • dry vagina
  • hot flushes and night sweats
  • depression
  • mood swings
  • impaired memory, concentration and vagueness
  • headaches/migraine
  • itchy skin
  • thinning and ageing of the skin and/or hair
  • breast tenderness and swelling
  • low libido
  • anxiety and agitation
  • lethargy
  • behavior or feelings, which are out of character
  • bloating
  • heart palpitations
  • insomnia
  • weight gain

How we treat Menopause at our Clearwater clinic

In addition to the fluctuations in hormone levels, other possible causes of menopausal discomfort may include adrenal exhaustion and impaired liver function. If you think you may be experiencing the menopause, a saliva test can be ordered for you, which will tell you what your hormone levels are and from there we can take action to get them back into balance using natural methods.

Many Tampa Bay women have found relief from menopause symptoms after visiting LifeWorks. Call 727 466 6789 today for an appointment.

 

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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.
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In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.

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