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The Functional Medicine approach to Menopause

Menopause is recognized as an important reproductive health issue for women and a significant stage within a woman’s life cycle. By the year 2030, the global population will include approximately 1.2 billion women who have entered menopause, with millions of Australian women included in this number. By definition, menopause is the absence of periods for…

Vaginal Infections

September 09 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Womens Health,

Vaginal Infections – Cause, Symptoms & Natural Treatment Vaginal infections account for nearly 90% of vaginitis in women of reproductive age. Untreated vaginal infections may ascend into the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries and lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and/or infertility. Causes of Vaginal Infections Vaginitis: mainly caused by vaginal infection or overgrowth of normal…

Premenstural Syndrome (PMS)

September 09 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Womens Health,

Symptoms, Causes & Natural Treatment (PMS) Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is characterised by a number of somatic and psychological symptoms that occur during the week before menses begins and end within a few days of the onset of bleeding. It affects approximately 75% of menstruating women to some degree.  Women can suffer PMS to varying degrees…

Uterine Fibroids

September 09 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Womens Health,

Symptoms, Causes & Natural Treatment Uterine fibroids are estrogen-responsive benign fibrous tumours in the uterine muscle. They may be single or multiple and the size may vary from microscopic to grapefruit-sized or bigger.   Approximately 5% of women in Australia will be diagnosed with the condition during their child bearing years. Uterine fibroids tend to…

Pregnancy Support

September 09 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Womens Health,

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE SUPPORT FOR PREGNANCY Pregnancy is a wonderful period with much to celebrate with the expecting arrival of a child.  Preparation and care should be taken prior to conception and during pregnancy to ensure the mother’s body is in good condition, well-nourished and able to provide the necessary nutrients throughout the duration of gestation. …

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

September 09 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Womens Health,

Symptoms, Causes of PCOS – Natural Treatment of PCOS in Perth PCOS is an increasingly common hormone condition that causes ovarian cysts to form on a woman’s ovaries.   It is caused by an imbalance of female hormones. At our Perth clinic we specialise in the treatment of PCOS and treat the underlying causes of PCOS.…

Menopause

September 09 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Womens Health,

Symptoms and Natural Treatment Menopause is a normal event marked by the cessation of menstruation for 1 year.  It usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55.  The transition time leading up to complete termination of menses is called peri-menopause which is characterised by hormonal fluctuation and menstrual changes.  Peri-menopause may last 2-3 years…

Female Infertility

September 09 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Womens Health,

Natural Treatment of Infertility Female infertility is defined as the inability to conceive or maintain a pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. Many of of Perth clinic patients fall pregnant after addressing underlying causes of infertility such as MTHFR, methylation, gut health and hormone imbalance. Natural infertility treatment is an excellent option to try…

Endometriosis

September 09 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Womens Health,

Signs, Symptoms & Natural Treatment Endometriosis occurs when endometrial growths develop outside the uterine cavity. Functioning ectopic endometrial glands and stroma typically occur on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, outer wall of uterus, bowel, rectum, ureters or bladder. Endometrium that grows between the muscular fibres of the uterus is known as adenomyosis.  Endometriosis affects up to…

Amenorrhea

September 09 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Womens Health,

Amenorrhea – Symptoms, Causes & Natural Treatment Amenorrhea is the absence of menses, no menstruation cycle that produces blood flow.  It may be a primary or secondary condition. Primary amenorrhea occurs when a girl aged 17 years or older has failed to start menstruating with or without other normal changes of puberty. Secondary amenorrhea occurs…