As women age the body’s decreased production of hormones can bring about the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Symptoms can include hot flashes, increased anxiety, depression, mood swings, vaginal dryness, painful urination, sleep disturbances, loss of concentration and memory, diminished sex drive, painful intercourse, loss of muscle strength and more.
The goal of any hormone therapy is to relieve these symptoms and protect the body from other harmful side effects of aging such as osteoporosis, heart disease, high cholesterol and memory disorders such as Alzheimer disease.
How do Bio-Identical Hormones differ from Synthetic Hormones?
While synthetic hormones may suppress menopausal symptoms, they do not actually replace human hormones. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) works to restore and balance hormone levels naturally, allowing the body to enjoy the full complement of the hormones it had in its youth. This natural approach can also help eliminate most of the unwanted effects and long term risks of the traditional synthetic hormone replacement therapies.
Typically doses of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and/or sermorelin, is an effective treatment to reduce or eliminate many of the symptoms associated with menopause.
In addition to hormone therapy, a healthy lifestyle such as, eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise will help to adjust to the changes in life during menopause.