A fourty-two year old female re-making her way in the business world after dedicating her life to raising two children and enduring a stressful marriage is confronted by an overwhelmingly negative well-being. Over the past year she has gained 12 pounds, she is increasingly irritable and moody, her period is lasting too long with very heavy bleeding, bloating and water retention are a problem and her sleep is very interrupted. One of our naturopathic doctors examined the patient’s current hormonal health to assess any changes that may benefit the patient.
The patient’s estrogen level was too high and her progesterone level was too low. Tests indicated that the patient suffered from hypothyroidism. Her cortisol was too low and there was insufficient B12. The patient was given a regime that included progesterone cream, adrenal gland support, herbal medications to decrease estrogen and provide thyroid function support. A comprehensive multivitamin, calcium, vitamin D and B12 injections rounded out the treatment plan.
After six months of naturopathic treatment the patient lost 8 pounds, she has a decreased risk of estrogen-based cancers, her mood is stabilized, sleep patterns are healthy and her period has returned to normal. Overall, with a greatly improved well-being she is facing up to her current life challenges fully engaged with a sense of control and empowerment.