Perimenopause and Menopause Canton GA

During perimenopause and menopause, however, the ovaries' activity decreases, and estrogen and progesterone cycles become more erratic—generating plenty of physical and emotional turbulence. Many women turn to synthetic hormones for relief.

Thomas Price, MD
(770) 587-9384
Roswell, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 2000

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Charles H Taylor, MD
3400 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1947

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William Archie Van Horn, MD
8097 Roswell Rd Bldg B
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1986

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Susan E Tomichek
(678) 327-5483
Roswell, GA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sandra Taylor-Anderson
(404) 502-0834
Cumming, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Eating Disorders, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Margaret Anne White
(404) 806-2270
902 Bombay Ln
Roswell, GA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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David G Nesbit, MD
9570 Nesbit Ferry Rd Ste 201
Alpharetta, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ajaya Kumar Upadhyaya, MD
3650 Mansell Rd
Alpharetta, GA
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mkcg Med Coll, Berhampur Univ, Berhampur, Orissa, India
Graduation Year: 1977

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Margaret Magley
(770) 521-8700
Roswell, GA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Charlotte Janis
(770) 815-5242
Atlanta, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Corrections/Offenders, Aging/Gerontological, Rehabilitation, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

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Healing Foods - Balancing Act

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By Gabriele Kushi, BFA, MEA

“The most creative force in the world is the postmenopausal woman with zest,” said cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. Indeed, many women describe the years following menopause as a renaissance—a time when identity strengthens, goals crystallize, and the spirit reawakens.

Of course, to those in the throes of that transition, the promise of wise womanhood does little to alleviate the pangs of getting there: the hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, low libido, mental fogginess, and the numerous other insults associated with the “change.” These perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms vary in intensity from person to person and can last one to five years.

The culprits behind much of menopausal malaise? Fluctuating levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones. Your ovaries produce estrogen at the highest levels one to two weeks into the menstrual cycle, while the egg-carrying follicle develops. After the egg is released, the vacant follicle becomes a corpus luteum and begins secreting progesterone. These hormones play important roles in regulating temperature, metabolism, mood, bone formation, and other physiological processes.

During perimenopause and menopause, however, the ovaries’ activity decreases, and estrogen and progesterone cycles become more erratic—generating plenty of physical and emotional turbulence. Many women turn to synthetic hormones for relief. But while hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be called for in some circumstances, it can trigger side effects such as headaches, breast tenderness, and weight gain and, more seriously, raise the risk of certain diseases. A landmark study by the Women’s Health Initiative in 2002 examined more than 16,000 postmenopausal women. The researchers found that those who’d taken synthetic estrogen plus progestin for five years had a 26 percent higher risk of breast cancer, 41 percent higher risk of stroke, and a 29 percent higher risk of heart attack compared to women who had taken a placebo. The massive study overturned the acceptance of (HRT) as the first choice for women’s menopausal health.

Natural methods for cooling the menopausal fires, consequently, make a whole lot of sense. A good place to start is with the foods you eat. A healthy diet helps balance hormones and improve well-being. A not-so-healthy one, on the other hand, can aggravate an already off-balanced system. To make navigating all this easier, we’ve put together a list of foods—five to shun and five to embrace during or even well before menopause. After all, estrogen production in the ovaries starts to fluctuate when you’re in your mid-30s, long before your periods end. So adopting healthy, whole-foods habits early on will help prevent the hormonal roller coaster later in life and allow you to more fully embrace the gifts menopause brings.

Five Triggers

• Sugar and refined carbohydrates.

Author: Gabriele Kushi

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