Women’s Medicine / Hormone Balancing:
As a physician dealing with women’s health care, and a woman herself, Dr Elizabeth Grady finds it critical to focus on the complete endocrine hormonal axis; estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, and adrenal function. If one hormone is not stable, then it affects the other hormones. Chronic illnesses, like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, often come from an imbalance in endocrine function. Stress of all kinds will also affect endocrine function.
PMS symptoms, contrary to TV commercials, are not “normal” and not everyone has them. Those symptoms are actually signs of hormone imbalance that should be addressed as soon as possible before becoming more problematic, or even deadly. These hormones and their receptor tissues can be normalized using Acupuncture, Botanical Medicines, Homeopathy, or even other hormones.
Post-menopausal hormone replacement, otherwise known as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), can often leave a woman feeling better than she has in years. With all of the misinformation (and pure ignorance) about hormones and their effects on women it can be confusing as to what is the healthiest thing to do before, during, and after menopause. Dr Elizabeth Grady strives to treat each woman and her situation individually, finding the right remedy(ies) not only to ease symptoms but provide the best long-term outcome.