Services Provided at Ideal Health
Dr. Westmacott initially investigates a person’s presenting symptoms with a comprehensive history and then follows up with appropriate tests, including routine medical tests. With the information obtained, he works together with each person to formulate an individualized treatment plan with the long-term goal of sustaining performance through maintenance and prevention. Some of the services he offers include:
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Dr. Westmacott uses bio-identical hormones, which are substances that have the same chemical and molecular structure to the hormones produced in the human body, to treat the symptoms of age related hormonal imbalances, such as menopause, perimenopause, and menstrual issues. He is also able to implement them into treatment plans for patients suffering from weight loss resistance, and thyroid disorders.
Treatments For Menopause
Menopause is a gradual process that happens when a woman’s ovaries make less estrogen and progesterone, and her lifetime supply of eggs becomes depleted. A woman is considered to have reached menopause when she has not menstruated for 12 months. Natural menopause typically occurs between ages 41-59. Symptoms of Menopause include hot flashes, flushes, night sweats, cold flashes, irritability, mood swings, sudden tears, insomnia, low libido, fatigue, anxiety, depression and thinning bones.
Treatments For Perimenopause
Perimenopause is a period of transition to natural menopause during which the body’s hormones begin to decline and cause noticeable changes. Perimenopause can last less than four years and over six years, and it usually ends after twelve months of amenorrhea. Symptoms of perimenopause can include acne, headaches, migraines, irregular menstrual periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and mood swings.
An imbalance of thyroid hormone can negatively affect the body’s metabolic functions. The thyroid gland helps to regulate temperature, metabolism, and some cellular functions, and it helps to synthesize fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. When the thyroid hormone is not produced adequately in the body, a person can experience hypothyroidism, which can cause unexpected weight gain, hair loss, dizziness, cold extremities, dry hair and nails, and fatigue. If the thyroid gland is producing excessive amounts of thyroid hormone, then a person can experience hyperthyroidism, which may cause sudden weight loss, excessive sweating, muscle weakness, puffy eyes, chest pain, shortness of breath, and mood changes.
Weight Loss Programs
Hormonal imbalances can make it difficult to lose weight, and usually, imbalances within progesterone and estrogen lead to weight loss difficulties and resistance. Maintaining a healthy weight for a person’s height, age, and overall body composition is greatly dependent on having balanced hormones, a healthy digestive tract, a balanced diet, and an awareness of food allergies.
We initially investigate the person’s presenting symptoms with a comprehensive history and then follow up with appropriate tests – including regular medical tests. With the information obtained, we work together with each person to formulate an individualized treatment plan with the long term goal of Sustaining Performance through Maintenance and Prevention.
We believe that integration is the most effective approach for total health!