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Weight Loss
Post-Partum Depression

Are you tired of dieting or maybe you need a little extra boost to get yourself in shape for summer or to counteract the effects of the holidays? Sun Wellness takes a novel approach in weight management. We will first conduct a comprehensive blood test for all your hormones, and correct the underlying hormonal abnormalities, such as hypothyroidism, estrogen dominance, and low testosterone with bioidentical hormones. Then we will discuss the importance of good nutrition, fitness and lifestyle choices in your journey to better health. By doing so, your body will respond optimally to improved nutrition and exercise. You will feel better and have more energy to exercise and take control of your life-style change. The appetite suppressant is the last element in our program. All the appetite suppressants are FDA approved for weight loss. These medications are effective and safe. There are no serious drug interactions or side effects with the medications. Combined with bioidentical hormone balancing, diet, exercise and appetite suppression, our program will help you lose weight effectively and when you lose, you keep it off! By taking control of your weight, you will reduce your health risks associated with weight gain such as diabetes, heart attack, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Our goal is to help you become the biggest loser and win the battle of obesity. It is cheaper and much more effective than dieting alone.

Post-partum depression occurs after the birth of a baby and accompanied by severe fatigue. Symptoms may include anxiety, irritability, insomnia, weeping, sadness or fear. A small percentage of women may present with post-partum psychosis, the most severe form of post-partum depression. Post-partum depression occurs in women with an altered progesterone level. During pregnancy a woman has 60 times the normal amount of progesterone in her body. After the birth, the progesterone falls dramatically. This huge drop in progesterone accounts for post-partum depression. Post-partum depression can be treated more successfully with natural progesterone therapy if used immediately after the birth of a baby.

Polycystic ovary Syndrome
Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is by far the most common complaint of pre-menopausal women. It is a condition caused by progesterone deficiency in association with estrogen dominance. It is estimated that 2.5 to 5% women suffer from severe PMS. Some women start having PMS in their early ages. But for most women, PMS begins in the pre-menopausal years, after the mid-thirties, and becomes increasingly severe as the years go on. Many emotional and physical symptoms can occur. The most common symptoms are bloating/water retention and the resulting weight gain, breast tenderness and lumpiness, headaches, migraines, menstrual cramps, depression, irritability, fatigue, mood swings, low blood sugar, dizziness, decreased resistance to infection and epileptic seizures. In women with severe PMS, irritability and mood swings can become outbursts of anger, out of control behaviour, and rage. It occurs in the two weeks before the period and goes away when the period is over.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder caused by an imbalance in the pituitary-hypothalamic-ovarian system. Patients with PCOS may present with some or all of the following symptoms: Irregular menstrual cycles InfertilityTestosterone excess: acne, hair thinning on the head, increased facial, arm and leg hair Weight gainInsulin resistance Sugar cravings PCOS is associated with poor eating habits, specifically foods filled with synthetic hormones and chemicals, sedentary living habits, and increasing stress levels. It is increasing common in teenage girls and women in their twenties. PCOS can be treated successfully with bioidentical hormones and changes in life style such as diet, exercise, lifestyle and stress management. This is typically true with borderline or potential cases. With earlier diagnosis, the treatment can be much simpler and far less dangerous. Metformin (Glucophage), an anti diabetic drug can be used to reduce insulin resistance and promote weight loss. Since many of the symptoms are caused by hormonal imbalances, the natural progesterone restores hormonal balance and often eliminates most of the symptoms including anovulation and irregular menses. It can be given as a cream, pill or intramuscular injections. The thyroid status is often overlooked in patients with PCOS because thyroid function is not considered a part of PCOS. We routinely evaluate thyroid function to match patients' need and initiate appropriate treatment. With the treatment of natural thyroid hormone, it often brings greater success.


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