• Gynecology

  • Infertility

  • Menopause

  • Pre-Menopause

  • Hormones

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)


 

Gynecology

Women’s Health Options

Integrative medicine offers singular benefits for staying healthy and promoting wellness. Women have unique health concerns, and the Lotus Holistic Wellness + Medispa provides a broad array of care options to help with issues from adolescence to mature adulthood.

 "My integrative approach is able to offer you a range of options for managing your women’s health concerns"-Misty Molina


In particular, integrative functional medicine in women’s health, may help with:

  • Staying healthy and promoting wellness
  • Weight concerns
  • PMS, painful periods, or heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Preconception counseling
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Sexual concerns
  • Recurrent vaginitis, yeast or urinary tract infections
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis

Women’s Health Practitioners in Functional Medicine

Women’s health needs evolve across our lifespan. It’s important to work with healthcare  providers who take this into account when caring for women at different life stages. To help you stay healthy and promote wellness, we work together to provide care that is safe and effective, proactive and preventive. Explore the options available for your care at Lotus Holistic Wellness + MediSpa. 

You may start with a functional medicine consult or primary care visit, or schedule directly for any of our services.  We look forwarding to partnering with you in achieving your optimal health and wellness goals!

Functional Medicine Consult

A functional medicine consult explores the whole spectrum of options to manage your unique women’s health needs. Integrative consults are useful for all women’s health issues, ranging from hormone imbalances and chronic fatigue, to mood disorders and chronic pain. A comprehensive women’s health consultation starts with an extensive history and appropriate evaluation including lab tests and functional medicine tests. Treatment recommendation will offer a range of options, such as herbs and dietary supplements, bio-identical hormones, nutrition, and mind-body methods. You may also be referred to other healthcare professionals to support your health, including practitioners in acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, naturopathic medicine, and health psychology.

Functional Primary Care
The primary care providers at Lotus Holistic Wellness + MediSpa tailor your care to meet your unique medical needs, incorporating referrals to integrative disciplines when appropriate for your concerns. Our goal is to treat the individual needs of each patient with respect and compassion. Your primary care provider can help with acute and chronic medical concerns, as well as a prevention strategy to keep you healthy.
The range of services includes: wellness visits for prevention and discussion of routine health care maintenance and screening tests, including annual physicals, Pap tests, breast exams, and STI (sexually transmitted infections) testing; pelvic exams for other reasons (symptoms like vaginitis and UTIs); routine vaccinations, including HPV vaccinations; contraceptive management; pre-conception counseling; osteopenia/osteoporosis screening and treatment; and discussion of varied female health concerns including mood disorders like depression and anxiety.

Reiki is a non-invasive healing practice which facilitates the person’s overall health and well-being. Reiki is used by people who are seeking relief from disease-related symptoms and side effects of conventional medical treatments. Reiki practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above the person receiving treatment, with the goal of facilitating the person’s own healing response. Reiki is often performed simultaneously with any other therapy.

 

Menopause

Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone

Women experiencing menopause often feel “out of sync”. They can experience hot flashes, weight gain, loss of libido, insomnia, and emotional changes. This is due to declining hormone levels as the ovaries start to decrease production of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. While some of the effects of this declining hormonal levels are considered temporary with many women thinking these symptoms can be “toughed out”, the reality is that these changes can affect your vitality, health, and even your longevity.

EFFECTS OF DECLINING HORMONES

During menopause, other hormones also decline, including human growth hormone and thyroid hormone. As hormonal levels decrease, metabolism and growth changes occur, affecting the following:

– Vagina

– Breasts

– GI tract

– Blood vessels

– Urinary tract infections

– Skin, brain, energy levels

– Cardiovascular system

BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Research has shown that disorders affecting women, including menopause, migraines, PMS, and depression can be treated with hormone replacement therapy. This treatment can using bio-identical estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone can give women who are approaching or experiencing menopause higher energy levels and heightened sexual desire.

Estrogen and Progesterone

We can identify deficient estrogen levels and if necessary, prescribe the proper bio-identical hormones.  Proper levels of estrogen can help women feel energetic, have a sharper memory, and minds that are more responsive. They can also have stronger bones, healthier hearts, and glowing skin.

Many women say that they have felt their best during pregnancy. The reasons for this is that hormone levels are at their highest during pregnancy. The strength of these hormones provides women with energy, stamina, and a body that is strong enough to support a baby. However, after childbirth, some women can experience postpartum depression due to the decrease in hormones.

Estrogen hormone replacement therapy can help women relieve mood swings, infertility, premenstrual syndrome, fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis, weight gain, cellulite, vaginal dryness, low libido, frequent bladder infection, osteoporosis, and heart disease.

Progesterone helps balance the effects of estrogen and can relieve mood swings, prevent weight gain, restore libido and more.