Dr. Simms works closely and effectively with perimenopausal and menopausal patients to lessen and address moderate to severe symptoms. Her approach is based on going beyond masking symptoms to get to the root cause of an issue or condition—and starting there.
Some symptoms of perimenopause and menopause include:
- Fuzzy thinking or brain fog
- Weigh gain, especially around your middle
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Skin issues or changes
- Changes in libido
- Mood swings that may include feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, stress and/or depression
You don’t have to suffer. Of course, menopause and its predecessor, perimenopause, are necessary and inevitable stages in every woman’s life. These periods of transition do not, however, need to be uncomfortable or unpleasant. Women and their healthcare providers can work together to better and more naturally manage symptoms and, even better, get to the root of the symptoms themselves.
Care that reflects your needs and concerns. Your individualized and results-focused health plan will reflect a wide range of what makes you you—from your diet to your sleep patterns to your stress levels. With menopause, it is important to remember that hormone therapy is not a “must,” nor is it a one-size-fits-all solution for menopausal women.
Addressing the root cause. Usually, an effective approach to addressing the root cause of your symptoms of menopause/perimenopause will include nutraceuticals and/or potent herbs that act much like hormones do, exercise, stress reduction and greater mindfulness around your emotions, boundaries and priorities.