Women’s Health: Fertility
Optimizing fertility is more than taking a prenatal vitamin. Although prenatal vitamins are important, so is optimizing your health in order to become pregnant.
At San Jose Integrative Medicine, we perform wellness, hormone, fertility, and nutritional testing for women wanting to get pregnant. We offer herbal, nutritional, hormonal support and acupuncture to normalize hormones and menstrual cycles.
Women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) can sometimes find it very difficult to get pregnant. If you have or suspect you may have PCOS, it is very important to be tested and seek treatment early.
Women’s Health: Perimenopause & Menopause
Perimenopause is like puberty on steroids. It’s the second big change in a woman’s life, or third after pregnancy. Unlike in puberty, women in their 3os, 40s, and 5os have jobs, partners, children, and/or aging elders. The demands, ie stress, is far greater. Combine that with hormone fluctuations, and perimenopause can feel like a hurricane tearing through your body!
Menopause is the quiet after the storm. Hot flashes and mood swings abate but without proper support, health concerns associated with hormonal changes set in. Without sex hormones, women can feel more depressed, anxious, poorly motivated, dry, and no sex drive. Menopausal women are at increased risk of bone loss, memory problems, weight gain and painful sex. Risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke increases due to lack of sex hormones.
At San Jose Integrative Medicine, we support women through this phase in their lives. Low estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone affect the balance of all the other hormones in the body. We test adrenal, thyorid, and sex hormones along with wellness testing.
We help our patients regain their energy, emotional well being, sex drive, ideal weight, and prevent diseases associated with hormone loss. We offer herbal, nutritional, hormonal, Chinese Medicine, and acupuncture to support your transition.
Common Symptoms of Perimenopause & Menopause: