BHRT: Age gracefully through Hormone Balance
Optimize Your Health: Book Your Virtual Appointment
Hello! Welcome to True Health Solutions Clinic. I am Dr. Elena Alawa, osteopathic board-certified physician in internal medicine, functional medicine, and bioidentical hormone therapy.
Because you are here, it probably means that you have debilitating symptoms that others have perhaps not been able to help address or resolve. I hear you, because I, too, was once in your shoes. It was my personal journey through perimenopause that led me to further specialize in functional medicine and bioidentical hormone therapy.
I suffered with freezing frontal migraines with transitory loss of vision, mood swings rivaling tornados, and panic attacks I have never experienced before. After a neurology evaluation, a brain MRI and many serum tests, I was told that I am probably going through early perimenopause and it’s just ‘normal’ to experience these symptoms, after all, we women are blessed with so many things we are taught to take in stride.
I should have been thrilled, right? My testing was normal, and I was going through a normal transition in life. A transition that made my quality of life suffer and my interaction with my loved ones to be desired. But I wasn’t thrilled, and I wasn’t excited at the prospective of taking migraine medication or loads of harmful NSAIDs.
So, I embarked on a personal journey to further my medical training and find out the why’s and the how’s to help my transition. Through the training I received and the skills I acquired, I was able to regain my own self and now, in turn, I am able to help you. I would be honored to help you on your journey back to health and wellbeing. Be mindful, though, achieving and maintaining hormone balance is a marathon, not a sprint.
I aim to bring you awareness about the importance of hormone health and empower you with knowledge to become your own best advocate in health, as well as help you harness this knowledge to make the right decisions on how to naturally and holistically navigate through perimenopause, menopause and andropause without the debilitating symptoms of these life milestones.
I use the power of functional medicine to look at the root-causes (triggers) of your symptoms in order to identify areas we’ll need to work on to modify and eliminate stressors, toxin accumulations, improve digestion and nutrient absorption in order to restore health, rebalance hormones, and resolve HPA-axis dysfunction (adrenal dysfunction).
Hormones are interdependent in their physiologic function; they should not be looked at as static independent entities, but rather as a whole harmonious orchestra working together to produce a fine-tuned and melodious hormone balance.
I will listen and you will be heard. You, as a patient, are in the driving seat, because after all, you know your body best. I am the tour guide along your journey back to health.
Ready to jumpstart your hormone balance?
Telehealth for Patients in the state of Michigan
I am accepting a limited number of patients at True Health Solutions Clinic, so that I can dedicate my time to thoroughly help each and every one of you identify the root causes of your hormone imbalance and start the healing process.
Why virtual, you may ask? As a virtual consultant, Telehealth has offered me the wonderful ability to maintain connection on a personal level with my patients despite the virtual setup, and also ability to provide medical care and appointments even to those in remote areas in the state of Michigan where geographical limitations would otherwise preclude people from having access to a specialist in bioidentical hormone therapy.
Every condition is different, and I seek to provide you with the most suitable treatment that is specifically designed for you. No cookie-cut treatment, no time-restrained visits. Personalized evidence-based medicine tailored to your ailments and personal needs.
Scheduling your appointment is easy as 1...2...3...
Please click on the FREE 15-minute consultation button, fill out the required fields and submit your information. You will receive a call to further inquire about your medical goals and see if I can be a good fit for your medical needs.
You will be sent a private and secure HIPAA-compliant link inviting you to your initial appointment. Instructions will be provided to help you navigate the patient portal so you can fill out medical questionnaires at your convenience.
I look forward to working with you and being your lifeline on your journey to balancing your hormones naturally.
Conditions I Treat
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction FREE Workshop
Join Drs. Alawa and Herrst to learn what Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is, what the symptoms are, what root-causes can be and how PFD is diagnosed. It is more prevalent than you think, and it can affect both women and men.
Hormone Connection – Dr. Alawa will be speaking about the protective treatment benefits of hormones on restoring pelvic floor strength and resilience.
Hands On Treatment – Dr. Herrst will be speaking about special hands-on techniques she uses in her practice to treat pelvic floor dysfunction.
This is a unique opportunity to learn with two of Lansing’s pioneering providers in the hormone and women’s health specialties.
Seating is limited. Reserve your seat now. Location to be announced, please stay tuned! FREE admission. We will have a raffle for a lucky winner-an amazing basket full of lovely things to pamper yourself PLUS discounts you don’t want to miss, and free surprises for all attendees.