Menopause

Naturopathic Doctor located in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

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Menopause services offered in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA


The hormonal changes that occur before and during menopause can dramatically affect your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. At Heal SD in San Diego, California, Laura Miramontes, ND, understands the power of hormonal changes that occur during menopause and provides both hormonal and non-hormonal therapy options to rebalance the body. For a more holistic and natural approach to menopause and health in every area of life, call or schedule an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

You officially reach menopause after one full year has passed without experiencing a period. Your ovaries no longer release an egg, and the production of estrogen and progesterone dramatically declines.

Menopause doesn't happen overnight. Hormone levels begin to decline several years before you reach this stage.

Hormonal changes that occur during menopause are responsible for many of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with this life transition. These hormonal changes not only affect your physical well-being but also greatly disrupt your mental well-being.

Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, understands the far-reaching impact that hormones have on the body, and utilizes natural medicine as well as Ayurvedic medicine therapies to restore hormonal balance and peace of mind.

She completed her residency training under the direction of an Endocrinologist and is well versed in bio-identical hormonal therapy options for those seeking this level of treatment.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause symptoms vary in type and severity. In some people, the symptoms occur gradually and may go unnoticed. While in others, the symptoms are sudden and severe. 

Symptoms you may experience before and during menopause include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Depression
  • Unexpected weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Low libido
  • Dry skin
  • Thinning hair

Loss of estrogen also affects bone health, increasing the risk of osteoporosis.

You can’t stop menopause, but Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, offers hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options, including herbal support, to resolve symptoms quickly.

When should I seek help for menopause?

You should seek help for menopause from Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, at Heal SD if conventional treatments fail to ease your menopause symptoms or you’re searching for a more natural approach. 

During your first consultation, Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, spends time getting to know you and asking detailed questions about when you first started feeling less than your best self. She asks about your usual diet, daily routine, self-care, general mood, sleep habits, and stress levels. 

Using her Ayurvedic training, she assesses your pulse to determine exactly where the imbalance is in the body. Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, also performs advanced lab evaluation consisting of a complete female hormone check.

Advanced lab evaluation may also include stool analysis, organic acid test, functional hormone testing, and advanced micronutrient testing.

What are the treatments for menopause?

At Heal SD, Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, takes a holistic and integrative approach to care, focusing on providing health in every area of life.

Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, provides a detailed explanation of your lab results and treatment plans, ensuring that you understand exactly what is happening in your body. Her treatment plans consist of both hormonal and nonhormonal therapy options. 

With regards to starting bio identical hormone treatments, Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, prioritizes safety and prevention. She offers detailed hormonal evaluation to assess how well the body is detoxifying hormones.

She uses a vast toolbox to provide her patients with a multitude of treatment options, such as:

  • Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapies
  • Herbal support
  • Diet modifications
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Mind-body medicine for stress reduction

Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, personalizes your menopause management plan to boost overall health and well-being.

Call Heal SD or schedule your menopause consultation online today. Telehealth options are also available.

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