The Truth About Menopause – Dr. Jamie Gilliam
Menopause, a natural phase of a woman’s aging process, is poorly understood by society and numerous medical professionals. While menopause is a normal part of the aging process for women, we do not have to tolerate its affects on our physical and mental well being. Menopause, characterized by a decline in specific hormones, is not classified as a medical condition, but it can instigate a host of medical issues and mental health challenges.
Perimenopause signifies the initial stage of this transition for women, marked by the gradual reduction in hormone production by the ovaries. This period typically begins a decade or more prior to menopause, bringing with it a spectrum of symptoms and changes that women struggle with. Many women begin experiencing weight gain, low libido, brain fog, constipation, pain intolerance, vaginal dryness, mood swings, depression, anxiety and other symptoms at the onset of perimenopause. When women express their symptoms to their healthcare providers, they often find themselves prescribed antidepressants, advised to increase exercise and reduce their food intake, or simply dismissed with the phrase, “it’s just a natural part of life.”
In this episode on the Heal Your Body Show, Dr. Jamie Gilliam will guide you through the intricacies of menopause, providing insight into its various stages, the importance of accurate testing, the potential health conditions associated with this phase, and the array of treatment options available to support women navigating menopause. From holistic approaches to the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, women have options when navigating this pivotal stage in their lives.
~ More About Heal Your Body with Dr. Jamie Gilliam ~
Dr. Jamie Gilliam is the founder of JG Wellness Clinic, where they specialize in addressing various health concerns, with a focus on thyroid disorders and hormonal imbalances within the endocrine system, autoimmune diseases, and assisting patients striving to achieve weight loss goals. Dr. Jamie holds a PhD in Integrative Medicine and an MS in Exercise Science. Jamie is also a devoted mother to seven children.
Jamie’s personal health challenges with thyroid cancer, cervical cancer, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, and Lupus, caused her to realize that the conventional healthcare system is flawed. Tired of being sick and tired, she decided to navigate a different path.
In her pursuit of better health, Jamie explored alternative approaches to healthcare that emphasized healing rather than merely treating symptoms. Her dissatisfaction with the status quo led her to the decision to further her education and pursue a career in Integrative Medicine. This choice was rooted in her realization that many individuals are dealing with health issues but are not receiving the level of care and attention they need within the traditional healthcare system.
Through her work at JG Wellness Clinic, Dr. Jamie is dedicated to treating the whole person. She gives patients a voice and ensures patients are heard. She offers patients a comprehensive and personalized approach to healthcare, and Jamie encourages her patients to play an active role in their healthcare decisions.
To get more of Heal Your Body with Dr. Jamie Gilliam, be sure to visit the podcast page for replays of all her shows here: https://www.inspiredchoicesnetwork.com/podcast/heal-your-body-with-jamie-gilliam/