Menopause is a natural part of life for women. It signifies a transition to a new stage in life and is accompanied by many internal changes that may result in physical changes and challenges. The decline of female hormone production brings on the process of going through menopause. This process can happen gently and gradually or, in some cases, rather abruptly. In both cases, it is vital to seek professional help to regulate hormone levels and ensure you aren’t at risk of developing chronic conditions.
What are the Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause is most infamously known for causing those sudden hot flashes that leave you dripping in sweat. But menopause affects your body in additional ways, too. As your hormone levels drop and become unbalanced during menopause, you may experience many types of issues, including:
- Vaginal dryness
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Slowed metabolism
- Weight gain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Thinning of hair
How is Menopause Diagnosed?
When your menstrual cycles stop, and you go for 12 consecutive months without a period, you’re in menopause. According to the National Institute of Health, around 5% of women can enter menopause as early as their 40s, although it’s most common for menopause to happen around age 51.
During your menopause evaluation at Well Woman MD, Dr. Jen can discuss your symptoms with you. She may also request a blood draw to check your hormone levels.
Conventional Treatments For Menopause
Yes. Dr. Jen understands how life-altering menopausal symptoms can become. She looks at the solutions to restore your quality of life and lessen the side effects associated with menopause. Hormone replacement therapy can have risks but for the most women is very safe. To learn more about the WHI study and how this has impacted what we prescribe, listen to this podcast with Dr. Mark Hyman.
Some of those menopause treatments are below.
- HRT like pills, vaginal estrogen creams, tablets, rings, or patches.
- Nutrition Advice.
- Stress Management.
- Bio-identical Hormones.
Hormone Replacement Therapy For Menopause
There are a variety of reasons that a woman may experience hormone issues. The critical thing to know is that there is a solution! Menopausal Hormone Therapy has been helping women regain hormone balance and restore their overall health and well-being. As highlighted in this study, BHRT has been associated with a lower risk of side effects while maintaining greater effectiveness than their synthetic and animal-derived counterparts.
For more information on the risks related to HRT, check out this article.
The team of experts at Well Woman MD has helped thousands of women replenish depleted hormones, relieve menopause symptoms, and provide them with an improved quality of life!
How Do Bioidentical Hormones Work?
If you’re unsure what a bioidentical hormone is, you’re probably not the only one. Put simply; they are hormones derived from plant sources that have an identical chemical structure to those in the human body. They are designed to supplement the body’s existing hormones such as:
- Thyroid hormones
Remaining healthy as we age depends on many things, including lifestyle and genetics. It also means monitoring any deficiencies that may arise. In the same way that we supplement vitamins and minerals, it’s also why we use Hormone Replacement Therapy to restore internal hormone balance. Many physicians focus on simply relieving symptoms with pharmaceutical pills, patches, injections, or creams. However, in order to return the body to a state of balance, it needs a source of bioavailable hormones and a precision delivery method to transport them through the bloodstream.
By far, the safest, most effective, and most convenient method is professionally administered bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
The Benefits of BHRT
There is a wide range of benefits associated with BHRT. The role hormones play in regulating the body can’t be understated. They are responsible for ensuring the function of so many essential systems, such as:
- Weight gain/loss
- Growth rate
- Sex drive
- Energy levels
- General mood
- Sleep patterns
- Blood pressure
There are a variety of reasons that a woman may experience hormone issues. The important thing to know is that there is a solution! Bioidentical Hormone Therapy has been helping women regain hormone balance and restore their overall health and well-being. As highlighted in this study, BHRT has been associated with a lower risk of side effects while maintaining greater effectiveness than their synthetic and animal-derived counterparts.
Ready to Speak With a Specialist About Menopause?
The team of experts at Well Woman MD has helped thousands of women replenish depleted hormones, relieve menopause symptoms, and provide them with an improved quality of life
If you feel like you may be experiencing menopause or a hormonal imbalance, reach out to our team. Our team has years of experience diagnosing and treating menopause in women and is happy to answer any questions you may have! Call or book a consultation online today!