From the time of puberty to menopause, hormonal changes can result in a number of issues for women including pre-menstrual syndrome, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Women with endometriosis or those with heavy periods may develop iron deficiency, and the hormonal changes that occur at puberty or with PCOS can lead to symptoms such as acne and hirsutism (excess hair growth, often on the face, neck and chest).
At menopause, the fall in hormones can result in unpleasant side effects including hot flushes, irritability and poor sleep. The risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes also increase at this time of life and many women begin to store more weight around the middle, which increases health risks.
Lifestyle changes including diet, exercise and managing stress can help to manage the symptoms of these hormonal changes and can also help with weight management and reducing long-term health risks. Optimising your lifestyle and eating habits during pregnancy and while trying to conceive is also particularly important, and can ensure a healthy pregnancy for both you and your baby while also increasing your child’s chances of having good health in the future.
Whether you are suffering from PMS, have been diagnosed with PCOS, are trying to fall pregnant or have been struggling with the symptoms of menopause, we can help to develop an individualised eating and lifestyle plan tailored to your needs. For more information or to book at appointment, phone 9415 4845 or fill in our Appointment Request form here.