Do you suffer from brain fog, fatigue, hot flashes, mood changes, or night sweats? Did you know these symptoms are commonly associated with menopause, and that the average age for a woman in the United States to hit menopause is 51?
What Is Menopause?
Menopause is that challenging time in your life when your hormones go a bit crazy. Medically speaking it is the time in your life when you stop having periods because of hormonal changes. Your ovaries begin producing less reproductive hormones like progesterone and stop making estrogen. Since your hormones act as an internal communication system between your cells to control many functions such as appetite, libido, and mood, imbalanced hormones can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of your body. Some common effects of low hormones include:
Loss of interest in sex
Loss of muscle mass
While some women have very few symptoms as they go through menopause, others may find the symptoms severe and disrupting to their lives. This is where bioidentical hormone therapy comes in.
What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
Bioidentical hormones are man-made hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those the human body produces. They can be used to treat hormone fluctuation and imbalance in men and women. They come in various forms, including pills, patches, gels, injections, and creams. Our practice will provide you with an individualized treatment plan designed to meet your needs.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Safe?
Bioidentical hormones that have been approved by the FDA have passed the FDA’s strict requirements and have been shown to be safe for people to use.
Are There Risks?
Yes, research has show risks associated with hormone therapy. These risks include:
Increased risk of blood clots.
Increased risk of stroke.
Increased risk of gallbladder disease.