Naturopathic Approaches to Women’s Health

May is Women’s Health Month, an opportunity to remind women of the importance of screening, health education, and preventative care.
The AANMC shares resources that are important for women, not just in May, but all year long.

Anxiety and Depression

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men.1 Studies show that anxiety and depression are related to our genetic tendencies and exposure to stressors. Dr. Doni Wilson explains how naturopathic medicine can help resolve mood-related issues.

Arthritis

Arthritis impacts over 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country.1 Learn about the large toolbox naturopathic doctors have to help those suffering with any form of arthritis.

Cancer

Over 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the Unites States. 38% of women will develop cancer in their lifetime.1 Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians President – Dr. Heather Wright defines naturopathic oncology and reviews patient statistics for naturopathic cancer care.

Diabetes

1 in 9 women in the Unites States has diabetes.1 Learn how naturopathic approaches to diabetes treatment can relieve symptoms, help patients manage blood sugar levels better, and in some cases reverse disease progression.

Endometriosis

200 million women worldwide and 1 in 10 women in the United States suffer from endometriosis.1 Dr. Alison Egeland discusses naturopathic approaches to women’s health and a tricky case of endometriosis.

Heart Disease

1 in 5 female deaths are caused by heart disease.1 Watch naturopathic cardiologist Dr. Decker Weiss’ webinar on naturopathic approaches for women with heart disease.

Infertility

1 in 5 female deaths are caused by heart disease.1 Watch naturopathic cardiologist Dr. Decker Weiss’ webinar on naturopathic approaches for women with heart disease.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Most people are embarrassed to talk about problems they experience in the bathroom. With a worldwide prevalence of 10-20%, it’s time to start talking about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).1 Hear from four NDs about why naturopathic medicine may hold the key to uncovering the root cause of IBS.

Osteoporosis

Approximately 25% of women will develop osteoporosis in their lifetime.1 The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that approximately half of women over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.Lifestyle factors such as weight bearing exercise, and maintaining a nutritious diet with optimal levels of vitamin D and calcium are critical to bone health.

Pain Management

Millions of American are prescribed opioids to cope with chronic pain. It’s estimated that 21-29% of patients will misuse them, and  8-12% will develop an abuse disorder.1 Dr. Tyna Moore discusses the opioid crisis and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management.

PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.1 Dr. Jamine Blesoff discusses the impacts on long-term health and how naturopathic medicine can make a difference.

PMS

Over 90% of women experience some form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).1 Dr. Ellen Lewis shares how NDs guide patients to combat PMS and irregular periods, naturally.

Stress

Stress can ripple through all aspects of our mind and body. Dr. Brad Lichtenstein shares how NDs help patients identify and prevent stressors, teaching them simple techniques to manage stress, and how to avoid situations that may lead to negative impacts on health and well-being.

Weight Management

Greater than 2 out of 3 women in the United States are either overweight or obese.1 Dr. Afsoun Khalili reviews natural approaches to weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.

 

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