The Medicine Shoppe | Halifax Wellness & Compounding Pharmacy | Quinpool Road, Halifax

The Medicine Shoppe

Symptoms of Menopause

Symptoms of Menopause

Have you experienced…

  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Bleeding changes
  • Bloating
  • Bone loss
  • Breast tenderness
  • Breast swelling
  • Cold body temperature
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depression
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Drowsiness
  • Excess facial hair
  • Fatigue
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Foggy thinking
  • Headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Hot flashes
  • Incontinence
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Loss of scalp hair
  • Memory lapses
  • Mood swings
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Night sweats
  • Oily skin
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Tearfulness
  • Tired but Wired Feeling
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Water retention
  • Weight Gain

Treatment Options

Our treatment protocol for symptoms of menopause includes an initial consultation, and may include vitamins & supplements, lifestyle counselling, diet, and compounded Bio-Identical Hormones.

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

In traditional hormone replacement therapy the hormones do not fit the body’s hormone receptors perfectly and can alter the receptors and cause damage to the DNA. This can lead to some of the side-effects associated with the use of synthetic hormones.

The advantage of bio-identical hormones is that they have the same molecular structure as our body’s natural hormones. This enables them to attach easily to the hormone receptors in our body and form a perfect fit, and the body recognizes them as if they were the body’s natural hormones. This means that they elicit the same physiological responses as the natural hormones they are replacing, and they provide a natural way for the body to restore its youthful hormonal balance.

Unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy, which prescribes a standard dose for all women, bio-identical hormones are custom formulated for each individual patient. The first step is to obtain a baseline reading of hormone levels. The most accurate way to do this is through a Hormone Saliva Test Kit.

Testing Procedure

Hormone Saliva Test Kits are available for purchase at our Pharmacy. You can take the saliva test in the comfort of your home and then book a consultation with the Pharmacist to discuss the results and determine a personalized wellness plan to bring your body back to its natural youthful balance.