At urban sense wellness clinic we treat a range of conditions including, PMS, Menstrual Dysfunction, Breast Health, Menopause and Hormonal balance.
Many women accept hormonal and menstrual disorders as a normal part of life. In fact, it is estimated that 90% of women of reproductive age experience a menstrual or hormonal disorder that affects them on a regular basis. The female reproductive system is a complex blend of endocrine glands and reproductive organs that are sensitively attuned to a women’s overall health. Stress, diet, lifestyle and environmental factors can disrupt this delicate balance and contribute to significant hormonal conditions that include; painful periods, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical dysphasia, premenstrual syndrome, cystic breasts, polycystic ovarian disease, infertility and peri-menopausal symptoms.
In reality, a women’s monthly menstrual cycle should come and go with ease and regularity. Significant interruption to everyday living and symptoms of PMS or pain are a clear sign that your reproductive system is not working as well as it should be. Hormone imbalances often contribute to the following conditions:
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Uterine Fibroids
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Breast health is an issue that affects many women today, especially with an increase in breast cancer seen in younger women. Symptoms such as tissue change, pain, swelling and lumpy breasts are often associated with excess oestrogen. The good news is there is a great deal you can do to protect the health of your breasts and decrease your risk of tissue change and cancer. Read more.....
Menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life and is associated with a drop in hormone production that signals the end of a woman's fertility. For most women the transition into menopause commonly lasts for 2-3yrs, but will vary from women to women. The timing of menopause is variable, usually occurring between the age of 45 to 60 years. Symptoms experienced by women include; irregular cycles, skin changes, vaginal dryness, mood change, depression, memory loss, insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes and fatigue. These symptoms will vary from mild to severe and are often influenced by dietary factors, hormonal imbalance, liver and bowel health, lifestyle and stress factors. Read more.....
What causes hormonal imbalance?
Many menstrual and reproductive disorders arise as a consequence of disturbances in production, elimination and metabolism of hormones due to internal and external factors. Restoring health, vitality and balance to all our body systems can be achieved through appropriate dietary and lifestyle changes. Factors such as stress, poor thyroid and liver function, gut dysbiosis and nutritional insufficiency's can all impact negatively on healthy hormone production. Read more.....
Food and Fitness Help Regulate Hormonal Balance
Environmental toxins, poor diet and lack of regular physical activity can contribute to a deficiency or excess of hormone production. Addressing these factors is an integral part of restoring balance.
- Increase good sources of omega 3 and monounsaturated fats in the diet with raw nuts and seeds, oily cold water fish and cold pressed oils.
- Drink at least 1-2 litres of filtered water daily
- Make exercise a regular part of your life
- Avoid table salt, long-chain saturated fats and hydrogenated vegetable oils (trans fats)
- Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake
- Avoid soft drinks, refined sugar and processed foods
- Stop smoking