Dr. Tanya Manikkam ND is one of Ottawa’s leading BHRT prescribers. She has done extensive training through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in the United States and has worked along side NAMS certified pharmacists for 6 years.
BHRT is the medical practice of prescribing bio-identical hormones to women to help ease menopausal symptoms. Dr. Tanya can prescribe progesterone and/or estrogen to women in need.
Currently, anti-depressants and sleeping medications are the common treatments for menopause which includes but is not limited to:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal Dryness
- Brain Fog
- Weight Gain
- Poor Memory
- Heart Disease
Giving a woman anti-depressants or sleeping medication will not fix all of the symptoms mentioned above but might act as a band-aid for some. Denying a woman hormones during menopause is a tragedy.
To qualify for BHRT, patients must undergo the following:
- Initial Consultation
- Hormone Testing
- Follow-up testing and consults every 3-6 months to adjust hormone dosages.
- Yearly breast imaging
- Transvaginal Ultrasound every 2 years.