Most women are attuned with their body’s to recognize the signs of menopause. Though some women may not experience any trouble with menopausal symptoms, in most cases, it can cause symptoms such as hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, irritability, depression, mood swings, and vagal dryness.
There are many options available for treating the symptoms of menopause; however, hormone therapy or estrogen therapy is often the most effective, especially for women suffering from hot flashes.
Hormone Therapy for Menopausal Symptom Relief
Bioidentical hormone therapy can help women who are suffering from a variety of different conditions. Specific blood tests are run to analyze hormone levels to determine if you are dealing with low T which may include symptoms such as low libido, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, lowered muscle mass, and more.
Bioidentical hormone therapy can also help women who experience extreme PMS symptoms. It can also be beneficial for women who are having difficulty with infertility and those who suffer from endometriosis and PPD (Postpartum Depression). No matter what difficulties you are facing as a result of hormonal imbalances or changes, with our Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we can help design a program that specifically meets your individual needs.
What is Menopause?
While many women refer to menopause as a period in their lives where their menstrual cycle becomes irregular and they start to experience hot flashes and other changes, it actually does not occur until 1 year after a woman’s last period. The time leading up to this is the menopausal transition is known as “perimenopause”.
The transition often occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 and will often last around 7 years; however, it can last up to 14 years. During this period, many changes are happening in the body. Estrogen production and progesterone levels may become off or vary greatly, bone density may begin to decrease, making fractures a greater possibility, and the body begins to store fat and burn energy differently, making it easier to gain weight.
Menopause is not only onset by age; it can also be brought on following certain surgeries such as a hysterectomy or the removal of one’s ovaries. If you are not taking hormones following either of these procedures, symptoms of menopause will start immediately.
Following menopause is post-menopause; this is when it is even more critical to maintain a healthy diet and ensure you are getting adequate amounts of calcium as women become most vulnerable to heart disease and osteoporosis during this time.
Call our office today to find out more about our treatments for treating menopause symptoms.