Hot flashes. Trouble sleeping. Mood swings. Does menopause make you feel unlike yourself?
Menopause describes the end of your menstrual cycle. The stage generally occurs in your 40s or 50s with the median age being 51 in the United States.
While menopause is a natural biological process, many women find the unwanted symptoms hard to cope with. If you’re tired of sleepless nights and mood swings, just know there’s a treatment to restore your quality of life.
You were born with all of your eggs stored in your ovaries. Ovaries are also the home for the production of estrogen and progesterone – the two hormones that control your period and ovulation.
Menopause occurs when you no longer release eggs, you stop having regular periods, and finally, when you haven’t had a menstrual cycle in twelve consecutive months.
Unpleasant menopause symptoms are primarily caused by hormonal changes.
Progesterone and estrogen are sex hormones involved in sexuality and infertility. Progesterone helps prepare the body to maintain a pregnancy, but halts its production in menopause. Estrogen is necessary for conception, but once menopause is reached, its production falls to very low levels.
Changes in hormone levels contribute to unwanted symptoms like:
Without optimal hormone levels, your bones and tissues can break down and lead to health concerns like osteoporosis. Luckily, there’s a safe and easy way to restore your hormone levels to minimize menopausal symptoms and feel your best.
Hormones are chemical messengers in your body. By traveling in your bloodstream to your tissues and organs, hormones are vital to many powerful body functions, including metabolism, sexual function, and mood. As you enter menopause, hormone levels fluctuate and may take you on an emotional and physical roller coaster ride.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is derived from plants and made to mimic your body’s natural hormones. Progesterone and estrogen are two of the most common hormones used in BHTR. Taken in pellet form or used as a cream, replacement therapy works to restore your body with these hormones so you feel like you did in your younger years.
In pellet form, BHRT is a tiny grain-sized pellet placed under your skin through an incision. Hormones are administered in a steady stream over the next 3-6 months.
Our patients love the ease and reliability of taking BHRT through pellet form. Many notice an improvement in symptoms hours after insertion, but it may take weeks for your results to take full effect.
Bioidentical creams offer another form of BHRT that’s safe and effective. Apply the topical cream to thin areas of skin like the inner thighs, back of neck, and inner forearms. Your body absorbs the hormones through the skin and emits them to the bloodstream to relieve pesky menopause symptoms.
You deserve to get a good night’s rest and feel happy again. BHRT can help you feel physically and emotionally better.
Andrew Martin, MSN-FNP-C and his dedicated team are here to assist you in BHRT. When you come in for your consultation, Andrew performs a comprehensive physical and blood work to analyze your hormone levels. He answers any questions you may have and provides lifestyle changes that can further optimize your health.
Many men and women improve their lives through BHRT. Some of the benefits of BHRT include:
BHRT is the next closest form of hormones than the ones your body produces itself. The treatment is very well tolerated and we’re there to tailor your treatment for optimal results, every step of the way.
Say goodbye to uncomfortable menopause symptoms and step into a new you today. Call 832-263-1300 to schedule your BHRT consultation or book online.