Every woman on this planet, barring some tragedy, will experience menopause. The term “menopause” literally means the cessation of periods. But that is a tiny fraction of what menopause is and what it means for a woman’s health!
Menopause is the cessation of ovarian function. One of the primary jobs of the ovaries is to produce estrogen, and so when a woman transitions through menopause, she loses her estrogen and all of the hormonal rhythms that are foundational to female health.
Estrogen is antiinflammatory. It is cardio- and neuro-protective. It is essential to proper immune system functioning. It plays a critical role in the health of the gut microbiome. Virtually every cell in the female body has receptors for estrogen. Consequently, when a woman transitions through menopause, every organ and system in her body suffers.
At Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, we understand that menopause is not just about the loss of your periods. We have a wide range of therapies that support your body through this transition and beyond. We utilize bioidentical hormone replacement, supplements that lower inflammation and reverse midlife weight gain, and lifestyle routines that improve sleep, metabolic health, and mood.
In the IMGI Menopausal Transitions program, we assess and address the health of your:
- Heart and cardiovascular system
- Diabetes risk factors
- Muscle and bone composition
- Mood and mental health
Menopause affects your whole body. We provide comprehensive, whole-body solutions so you can look and feel your best though your menopausal years and far, far beyond.