From PMS to menopause, pregnancy to sexual problems, urinary incontinence to pelvic organ prolapse, women face a host of unique concerns throughout their lives. Fortunately, we have a much better understanding of women’s issues today compared to just a few short years ago. Yet, many conventional physicians have neither the time nor the expertise required to create individualized treatment regimens tailored to the specific needs of each woman.
Let’s look at menopause, for example. Because estrogen-sensitive tissues are present throughout the body—not only in the vagina and breasts but also in the brain, bones, liver, heart, and skin—the hormonal changes associated with menopause can cause a multitude of uncomfortable symptoms. If you complain to your doctor about hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, or difficulties with sleep or sex, you’ll likely be prescribed conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Although the usual hormone replacement drugs such as conjugated estrogens and synthetic progestins ease symptoms, they come with many serious side effects that offset their benefits.
At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, we help our patients who are dealing with menopause and other hormone-mediated changes with a comprehensive program of safe, natural bioidentical hormones, diet, exercise, supplements, and other therapies. Our physicians tailor their recommendations to accommodate your individual needs, aiming to ease symptoms, improve quality of life, and protect against degenerative diseases.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
When hormone replacement therapy is indicated, our Whitaker Wellness physicians prescribe only bioidentical hormones, which are identical to the hormones produced in the female body. Bioidentical estrogen and progesterone not only eases hot flashes and other signs and symptoms of menopause, but also boosts sex drive, improves vaginal tone and dryness, relieves PMS, and helps prevent urinary incontinence. These natural hormones, which are made by a compounding pharmacy, are every bit as effective as brand-name prescription hormones, yet have far fewer safety issues and side effects. Furthermore, they can be personalized in a wide range of dosages and delivery systems so they’re much better tolerated.
Supplements, Not Drugs
For women who choose not to use HRT of any kind, the Whitaker Wellness Institute physicians will prescribe herbs and other nutrients that have been used for centuries to help ease the symptoms of menopause and PMS, improve libido and vaginal lubrication, and decrease urinary incontinence. These powerful phytoestrogens, which include black cohosh, dong quai, and flaxseed, mimic estrogen’s functions and gently restore balance to fluctuating hormone levels.
Therapies for Overall Health
Because our approach to wellness is holistic, your Whitaker Wellness physician will also test your heart function, bone mineral density, and other measurements of health and suggest therapies to minimize your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and other conditions.
Every aspect of your health throughout your entire life is affected by what you eat. During our Back to Health Program, you will learn how an appropriate diet can actually modulate symptoms caused by hormonal fluctuations and improve your overall sense of well-being.
Exercise is another integral part of a healthful lifestyle in general. Studies show that women who regularly engage in physical activity and watch their weight are less likely to suffer with urinary incontinence, mood and memory problems, and hormonal imbalances. At the Whitaker Wellness Institute, our exercise physiologist will provide you with a personalized exercise program tailored for your age and activity level, along with practical tips for staying on track.
Click the links below to read about how the Whitaker Wellness Institute has successfully treated women dealing with menopause, sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, PMS, and other female problems.
- Acupuncture for Incontinence
- Calcium and Vitamin D for PMS
- Common Symptoms of Menopause
- Do Drugs Help Urinary Incontinence?
- FDA Cracks Down on Estriol
- Help for PMS
- Kegel Exercises
- Life After Menopause
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Should You Take Hormones?
- Supplements During Pregnancy
- The Dangers of Conventional HRT
- What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
- Women, Ignite Your Sex Lives
- Vitamin D for Pelvic Floor Disorders
One-Stop Shop for Wellness and Women’s Health Challenges
Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”
To learn more about the Whitaker Wellness Institute’s safe, natural, and effective treatments for women’s health challenges, click on the buttons below to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation or obtain more information by calling our Patient Services Representatives at (800) 488-1500.
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