Menopause / Perimenopause

Dr. Potter has a passion for working with women experiencing perimenopause and menopausal symptoms. She uses herbs, supplements, and bio-identical hormones to help minimize symptoms, strengthen the underlying causes, and help women feel like themselves again.

Menopause, Peri-menopause

Perimenopause is characterized by a change in the menstrual cycle and potentially some initial symptoms of menopause. Around age 51 women stop their regular menstrual cycle and transition into menopause. Because a woman’s hormones decline so sharply during this phase of her life she might experience symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, heart palpitations, memory problems, and others. Thankfully, some women don’t experience any symptoms and easily transition into being post-menopausal with hardly a blip. For those experiencing symptoms naturopathic treatments vary from gentle food-driven hormonal support to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.