Hormonal imbalances can cause a wide range of symptoms for cycling women, such as irritability, breast sensitivity, headaches, and acne. Unfortunately, current treatment options available within the conventional healthcare model may or may not relieve symptomology and leave women feeling discouraged. Join us as our expert speakers explore natural remedies, discuss case studies and protocols, as well as review current labs available for the treatment of these conditions.

Optimizing Hormonal Health: Strategies for Managing Hormonal Complaints in Women Who Cycle

Bridget Briggs, MD – Functional Medicine is uniquely positioned to support cycling women due to a lack of options for many hormonal complaints within the conventional healthcare model. Published literature shows a plethora of successful options for managing common complaints like premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and many more. In this presentation, Dr. Briggs will review successful approaches to care for cycling females, promoting fertility, and healthy, easy cycles.

Building your Dispensary to Support Hormone Balance in Cycling Females

Malisa Carullo, ND – Lab testing, and the information it provides, can help your menopausal female patients achieve their optimal health by providing real information you can act on. In this presentation, attendees will learn what testing approaches are available (serum, saliva, and urine) along with what peer-reviewed literature says about the best test methods to use for baseline hormone measurements as well as ongoing monitoring of the most common HRT delivery formats. Plus we will dive into how lab testing can help monitor the effectiveness of these natural remedies. Understand which tests can be most useful based upon the patient and therapy as well as when testing is not clinically useful and should be avoided. In addition to monitoring therapeutic dosing, learn other tests that may be appropriate for your patients both before initiating therapy as well as while they are on therapy to mitigate risk and successfully achieve your clinical goals for the patient.

Check out the first webinar in this series: https://plminstitute.org/event/optimizing-menopause-understanding-the-role-of-hormone-replacement-therapy/

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