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Naturopathic Women’s Health | Serving the Phoenix area from Scottsdale, Arizona

As women, we experience health issues and life transitions that are both subtle and profound, expected and unexpected. Along with managing our own health and life changes, we often become caregivers for family members and other loved ones. Many of us have been frustrated with “conventional” medical treatments and advice, and seek a more complete perspective – a holistic approach to our own and our families’ health care.

The Naturopathic Physicians Group’s whole-health perspective and personalized holistic care help women navigate the full range of their health issues.

We offer treatment and advice and provide customized programs to build overall health, emotional strength, resilience, and physical endurance. We’re honored to have been with so many of our patients through the events and transitions of their lives.

We have a deep understanding of how women’s health and fitness rely on the function and interaction of all systems – digestion, thyroid, adrenal, liver, and hormonal. When patients come in with particular symptoms, we step back and look at their whole-health context – because all systems are so interrelated.

For example, hormones influence our brains’ cognitive performance and cardiovascular health, how we break down and store nutrients, how well our immune system fends off disease, and how well we clean out toxins and waste. And those other systems, in turn, influence our hormones. What we do and don’t eat, and other things we’re exposed to, combined with our sleep and life-stress factors, are other variables we consider since they can lead to inflammation and a host of other health issues.

Life’s changes and challenges are more manageable when we have expert guidance. In women’s reproductive systems, hormone-related processes such as menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause can be welcome and sometimes uncomfortable or life-altering changes.

Patients often come in with symptoms including night sweats, cramps, sleepless nights, or brain fog. To address those issues, we consider all of their systems to find the path to a healthy balance. As they take on rebalancing, patients often find they sleep better, have more energy, are in a better mood, and appear more youthful. Skin, hair, nails, and metabolism all benefit.

Our years of experience and staying up to date on cutting-edge research help us interpret symptoms and lab results to accurately diagnose what’s causing problems. We work out treatments that resolve immediate problems, improve your health and fit your current lifestyle. We help you understand how to maintain your recovery and continue your path to optimal health.

Dr. Kyle Cronin

Kyle Cronin, Women's Health Naturopath in Scottsdale, AZ

We provide naturopathic women’s health services to people in the Phoenix area from our clinic in Scottsdale.

Dr. Kyle Cronin has helped women of all ages with the full range of health issues and has been at the forefront of studying and lecturing on the effectiveness of low-dose bioidentical hormones, for more than 20 years. Her practice helps women to naturally restore their health. Please visit Dr. Kyle Cronin’s biography to read more details on her whole health approach, or watch her series of videos.

Dr. Cara James

Cara James, Women's Health Naturopath in Scottsdale, AZDr. Cara James brings passion and energy to naturopathic women’s healthcare. Patients often see her for preconception care, digestive health, natural beauty, and holistic pain management. Her expertise includes balancing hormones to bring relief to women suffering from fatigue, PMS and menopausal symptoms.

How we work with women

We work with our patients over time to resolve their symptoms and optimize their health at all stages of their lives. Restoring healthy hormone balance means making sure your diet, lifestyle, home regimens, plant medicines, and even low-dose bio-identical hormones are serving your needs. Every woman experiences hormonal transitions differently, so treatment plans are unique to each woman.

Procedures & practices

  • Regular preventative and informative check-ups
  • Whole-woman assessments, considering life context as well as symptoms
  • Comprehensive lab testing for thyroid, adrenal and hormone levels
  • Coordinating education and treatment to address symptom patterns
  • Nutritional treatment includes personalized weight loss, system repair, and anti-inflammatory eating programs
  • Supplements for hormone support and replacement
  • Botanical and homeopathic glandular-systems support
  • Programs to help you stay healthy

Naturopathic Women's Health Preventative Care in ScottsdalePreventive and preparatory care 

  • Regular check-ups are important for women of all ages
  • Comprehensive breast and pelvic exams, lab testing for hormone balance, blood, as well as PAP and STDs
  • Programs to boost the immune system when health concerns and family history include cancer or other genetic diseases
  • Consideration of risk factors that may contribute or lead to any of the conditions listed below
  • We work with many women before they try to get pregnant to prepare their bodies for healthy babies, answer questions on fertility, and give tips on conceiving.

We provide naturopathic women’s health services to people in the Phoenix area from our clinic in Scottsdale. 

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Digestive issues
  • Adrenal imbalances
  • Thyroid – Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
  • Cycle irregularities
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Mood changes, brain fog, anxiety, irritability
  • Changes in libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Acne
  • Hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance
  • Weight issues, changes in hair & skin
  • Bladder issues
  • Vaginitis
  • Menopause and peri-menopause
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Amenorrhea (the absence of menstruation)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Genital herpes (SV)
  • Heart disease

Women's Health Naturopath Treating All Ages

Details on common women’s health issues:

Cycle irregularities

Some changes in the amount, duration or pattern of your menstrual cycle are normal but can be reasons to call your doctor. Abnormal uterine bleeding, or any vaginal bleeding unrelated to normal menstruation, from spotting between cycles to extremely heavy periods. (See Uterine fibroids.) Most cases are due to benign and easily-addressed conditions. We highly recommend a prompt evaluation.

Menopause and peri-menopause

As your menstrual cycle shuts down and hormones shift to the stage beyond child-bearing years, many women experience varying combinations of mental and emotional symptoms (moodiness, brain fog, anxiety, and irritability), hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, vaginal dryness, nocturia (frequent night urination), and changes in libido.

Endometriosis

When the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus, it causes painful periods, excessive bleeding, interferes with ovaries and fallopian tubes, and in some cases leads to infertility.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Many possible factors can cause PMS symptoms, which may include mood swings (anxiety, anger, irritability, sadness), appetite changes, insomnia, fatigue, breast tenderness, acne flare-ups, constipation/diarrhea, weight changes and water retention.

Menstrual cramps

Over half of menstruating women experience cramping. Cramps may be caused by benign dysmenorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), adenomyosis (when endometrial tissue lining the uterus grows into the muscular wall of the uterus). Symptoms may start with spasmodic lower-abdominal pain, and may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, bloating, weight gain, breast tenderness, irritability, headache, dizziness, fainting, and low back pain.

Acne

Acne is a common skin condition (skin eruptions or lesions on the face, neck, chest or back) that can occur in people of all ages. In women’s health, it can be caused by hormonal imbalances, food intolerance, and excessive oil production. Severe cases may cause scarring.

PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)

A hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age, where symptoms may include irregular menstrual cycles, excess androgens (male hormones) that can cause abnormal hair growth and weight gain.

Fertility  

Fertility can be affected by many factors such as age, health status, and stress. Infertility is a relatively common condition, with the environmental, nutritional and emotional stresses of modern life. We offer pre- and post-natal dietary and lifestyle advice, weight management, and watching for issues such as edema, preeclampsia.

Amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)  

Most often associated with pregnancy or breastfeeding, a small percentage of women stop menstruating when their ovaries stop making a normal amount of estrogen. Indications include missing periods three months in a row. Causes include eating disorders, weight gain, stress, and sometimes more serious health problems such as PCOS, or uterine fibroids.

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