Menopause Specialist


Functional Medicine located in Raleigh, NC

As you approach menopause, your hormone levels change and trigger a variety of disruptive symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, and irritability. The functional medicine physicians at FoundationMED in Raleigh, North Carolina, offer menopause management services including customized bioidentical hormone treatments to restore your hormonal balance and health. Call FoundationMED or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.

Menopause Q & A

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What are the common signs of menopause?

As your hormone levels decline as you approach menopause — a stage of life when your period stops and you can no longer get pregnant — you may experience a wide range of disruptive symptoms. While every woman experiences perimenopause and menopause differently, you may experience any of the following symptoms to varying degrees. 

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle mass loss
  • Libido loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue

If you are living with these symptoms and they’re interfering with your life, you don’t have to suffer. The team at FoundationMED offers expert menopause management services including bioidentical hormone therapy. 


What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?

If you need hormone therapy, bioidentical hormones provide a variety of benefits, including:

  • Reduced hot flashes and night sweats
  • Reduced vaginal dryness
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Improved libido
  • Improved muscle mass and strength
  • Improved cholesterol level
  • Enhanced mood, concentration, and memory


Bioidentical hormones also reduce the risks associated with synthetic hormone therapy, including breast cancer, coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, and blood clots.

Your treatment is customized to meet your needs. When they design your treatment, the physicians at FoundationMED consider a comprehensive range of physiological functions, including your methylation status, detoxification function, hormonal metabolic status, and other external environmental influences. Your doctor carefully monitors your health and symptoms, as well as your hormone levels, throughout your treatment. 


What should I expect during bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy begins with a comprehensive physical exam and thorough blood and urine testing to assess your hormone levels. Your doctor prescribes the specific bioidentical hormones that your body needs.

You have frequent follow-up appointments for your doctor to test your hormone levels and monitor your health and symptoms. They may adjust your dose depending on how you respond to treatment to optimize your health.

If you’re concerned about menopause, call FoundationMED or make an appointment online today for personalized menopause management services.

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