Many women are affected by some type of irregularity in their menstrual cycle, and often times these issues change at different times of life, such as puberty, post-pregnancy, and menopause. Common issues that we treat regularly are abnormal bleeding, irregular cycles, painful cycles, and PMS.
Abnormal bleeding is usually classified as heavy flow, a long period lasting more than a week, and bleeding or spotting between periods. Irregular cycles can include the absence of regular periods, called amenorrhea, or cycles that vary widely and can be short or long. Dysmenorrhea, or painful periods, refers to severe cramping before or during periods. PMS is a common concern that can cause mood changes around cycles.
Abnormal or irregular menses can present in the following ways:
There can be many contributing factors to abnormal periods, including:
Our team of female doctors, acupuncturists and visceral physical therapists understand how impactful menstrual problems can be on quality of life. Our goal is always to get to the root cause of your concerns, and not just cover up symptoms with medications like oral contraceptives. We work together to develop a treatment plan that is specific to each patient's individual needs. Founded in 2013 in Solana Beach, California, Spark Health offers personalized wellness medicine to patients in San Diego and Southern California.
We work together to develop a treatment plan that is specific to each patient's individual needs. Our goal is always to get to the root cause of your concerns, and not just cover up symptoms with medications.
Excessive loss of blood can deplete the body's supply of iron and cause anemia. A mild case of anemia can cause fatigue and weakness. A more severe case can result in headaches, dizziness and shortness of breath.
Treatment is individualized according to the underlying issue. We use combinations of natural supplements, bioidentical hormone therapy, and referral to gynecologic specialists when indicated.