Live Well Wellness Center

Integrative Medical Center located in Chandler, AZ

About 85% of women experience unpleasant effects of menopause. At Live Well Wellness Center, the experienced team led by naturopathic doctors Jessica Schrand, NMD, and Michelle McConnell, NMD, offers empathetic support for menopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and weight gain. They serve Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as the whole Salt River Valley area. Book your appointment online or call the office for menopause help today.

    Menopause Q&A

    What is menopause?

    Menopause occurs when a woman stops menstruating and their childbearing years end. Most women start the transition to menopause (perimenopause) at age 45-55. You officially finish menopause after not having a period for 12 consecutive months.

    During perimenopause and menopause, decreasing production of female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) can lead to many unpleasant symptoms.

    What are the symptoms of menopause?

    As many as 9 in 10 women experience disruptive menopause symptoms, such as:

    • Hot flashes
    • Night sweats
    • Mood swings
    • Weight gain
    • Low libido
    • Vaginal dryness
    • Discomfort during intercourse
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Forgetfulness
    • Insomnia
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Headaches
    • Joint pain

    ​​​​​​​Perimenopause lasts for around 7 years and up to 14 years — so you could suffer a long time if you don’t seek help.

    When should I seek help for menopause symptoms?

    In general, if your menopause symptoms cause issues that reduce your quality of life, it’s time to reach out to Live Well Wellness Center.

    ​​​​​​​Menopause can affect your appearance, mental function, emotional state, and other aspects of your life, so there’s no reason to live with these issues when effective solutions are available.

    How is menopause treated?

    Because menopause symptoms are directly related to reduced hormone production, replacing your female hormones is generally the main aspect of menopause treatment.

    Live Well Wellness Center offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), in which tiny implanted pellets release a steady amount of hormones into your bloodstream.

    The plant-derived hormones in BHRT are structurally identical to natural hormones, allowing your body to use them the same way it uses its own hormones. BHRT can yield significant symptom relief in only about a week, with steady improvement over the coming months.

    You only need pellet implants about once every three or four months to maintain a steady source of estrogen and symptom relief long-term.

    Additionally, the practice offers lifestyle support, help with weight loss, and other natural treatments like peptide injections and intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy to help you manage your symptoms and improve your whole-body health.

    Many women in perimenopause and menopause struggle with cosmetic changes like wrinkles and facial volume loss. Live Well Wellness Center also offers injectables like Botox and fillers to combat these changes and restore a more youthful appearance.

    ​​​​​​​Menopause doesn’t have to stop you from loving your life. Call Live Well Wellness Center or click the online booking link for help now.