Manage those monthly mood swings

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Maintaining good health during your reproductive years is not only good for you, it also ensures that you grow old with a better quality of health. However, if things go wrong there is always help available from the doctors at Health Renewal.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

The female body is extremely sensitive to any changes in the level of estrogen and progesterone. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a collection of symptoms starting about two weeks before monthly menstruation, which coincides with an increase in estrogen and then a decrease after ovulation. This hormonal shift in the body causes distress in a woman’s life and can affect her partner adversely as well. The various physical and emotional symptoms can make a female’s life an absolute misery before menstruation, at which time they miraculously disappear.

Menopause

For women, the dreaded menopause waits after their reproductive years and is the phase where the female hormones, estrogen, and progesterone, start declining. The first signs of menopause could include unexpected hot flushes, mood changes and irregular menstrual cycles, but there are many other symptoms as well.

This is also the time that women are at an increased risk of developing heart disease, osteoporosis and various other chronic diseases.

Most of these symptoms are successfully treated with conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), but this treatment could increase the risk of heart attacks and cancer.

Management of PMS and Menopause

At Health Renewal, the symptoms are taken into account while a medical history is taken, a physical examination is performed and blood tests are done when necessary. These are analysed to determine whether there are other potential health problems, the extent of the hormonal problem and a treatment plan is then devised according to the individual patient’s needs.

The treatment options range from prescription medication, injections, bio-identical hormone creams or pellet implants, nutraceutical supplements as well as carboxytherapy to improve blood supply and circulation, restoring tissue function and increasing the amount of sensation in the treated area. Each carboxytherapy treatment has cumulative effects and takes between 5 to 10 minutes.

At Health Renewal, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BIHRT) is preferred to conventional HRT for menopause as it is a natural replacement that is specifically tailored according to each person’s needs. The hormones have the same molecular structure as natural hormones but have fewer health risks.

Each treatment results in an improvement of PMS or menopausal symptoms and each treatment have a cumulative effect, resulting in improved quality of life for the patient.

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  1. Diana Van Den Berg

    I know I get mood swings that is so bad it feels like everything annoys me, thank goodness it only lasts a day.

    4 weeks ago •

  1. TARRYN PETERS

    I have heard about carboxytherapy treatment for stretchmarks, this is a first for mood swings. Will definitely like to hear more

    3 months ago •

  1. WAFIQA ABBAS

    I’m interested to know what these types of treatments cost?

    4 months ago •

  1. Cookie Nandlall

    Treatment to consider at Health Renewal, so many women suffer in silence. Formative and educating.

    5 months ago •

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