Hormonal Imbalances/Women’s Health
Throughout life women will encounter various physical and emotional changes. The body’s requirements for nutrition will change in order to cope with the various life stages. Good dietary and lifestyle practices are important throughout all stages of life, however there are certain periods where nutrition and lifestyle require more emphasis so one can better cope with internal changes. A variety of functional testing are recommended to assess imbalances along with providing you a bespoke dietary and supplementation programme tailored to your specific needs. Below details some of the more common conditions.
PMS is characterised by a group of symptoms appearing typically 10 to 5 days before menstruation begins. Typical symptoms are decreased energy, irritability, food cravings, anger, depression, breast tenderness and more.
What Causes PMS?
The causes of PMS are uncertain. It is thought the monthly changes in ovarian hormones cause changes in chemical messengers in the brain resulting in emotional and physical symptoms.
How Can Nutritional Therapy Help With PMS?
Modification in foods and lifestyle have been shown to be effective in the management of PMS. I can assist you in identifying the dietary and lifestyle factors that maybe contributing to your symptoms and develop a nutritional plan to help alleviate your symptoms.
Endometriosis is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, causing pain particularly during menstruation.
What Causes Endometriosis?
Family history, hormonal imbalances, problems with immune system and other causes however there is no clear cut understanding as to why endometriosis happens.
How Can Nutritional Therapy Help With Endometriosis?
It has been observed that diet can affect several processes that are involved in endometriosis. Adapting a nutritional lifestyle to reduce inflammation can be an effective way to manage symptoms.
Menopause can be defined as the time when menstruation and reproductive potential ceases. The whole menopause can last for around 7 years from beginning to end and can be divided up in stages;
- Peri-menopause: Hormonal changes start to occur and cycle fluctuations and symptoms start to be experienced.
- Menopause: Actual cessation of periods.
- Post-menopause: When no more periods occur and generally the worst of the hormonal symptoms have passed.
What Causes Menopause?
The menopause is caused by a change in the balance of the body's sex hormones, which occurs as you get older. It happens when your ovaries stop producing as much of the hormone oestrogen and no longer release an egg each month.
How Can Nutritional Therapy Help With Menopause?
Good nutrition can help prevent or ease certain conditions that may develop during and after menopause. Some of the most common symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and anxiety can be alleviated with a personalised dietary and lifestyle plan. Changing dietary intake and lifestyle may help to reduce menopausal symptoms, keep bone density and reduce risk of heart disease. Every individual’s experience will be different so a personalised approach is necessary to get results.
Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection.
It's a common type of urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in women. Some people experience episodes of cystitis frequently and may need regular or long-term treatment.
What Causes Cystitis?
In most cases, the cause of cystitis is a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI happens when bacteria enter the bladder or urethra and begin to multiply.This could also happen with naturally occurring bacteria in your body that become imbalanced. These bacteria lead to an infection and cause inflammation.
How Can Nutritional Therapy Help With Cystitis?
Dietary modifications have been shown to reduce pain and manage symptoms. I will work with you to identify any underlying imbalances and work to return the body to a state of balance.