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Menopause Relief With Hormone Therapy

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Menopause Relief With Hormone Therapy

Relieve Menopause Symptoms With Biodentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

As a natural part of the aging process in women, menopause may be inevitable, but its impact on a woman’s well-being can be minimized by hormone therapy.

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life cycle brought about by aging-induced reduction in the body’s production of hormones such as estrogen and testosterone.

Estrogen is the key female sex hormone regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle, but it also helps regulate activity in other systems in the body such as heart, brain, liver, bones, and skin.

While testosterone is a male sex hormone, women’s ovaries produce it in small amounts and, combined with estrogen, it helps regulate and maintain reproductive tissues, bone mass, muscle mass, fat distribution, sex drive, and red blood cell production, among other things.

A decline in the levels of either estrogen or testosterone is associated with many of the symptoms that come with menopause.

Identify Menopause Symptoms

Menopause affects all women differently, with wide variations in symptoms experienced, as well as a variation in the timing of menopausal-related changes to the body and mind. The most common menopausal symptoms women experience include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Thinning skin
  • Dry and brittle hair
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weakened bone density
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Increased incidence of UTIs
  • Incontinence issues
  • Decrease in libido
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Irritability

Relief from Menopausal Symptoms

Along with diet and exercise, women can find relief for their menopause symptoms with hormone replacement therapy. Dr. B’s office offers southwest Florida patients one of the most advanced hormone therapy treatments available—bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also referred to as hormone pellet therapy.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy that utilizes synthetic hormones, BHRT uses all-natural hormones that are similar to those in a woman’s body. In fact, hormone pellet therapy is custom designed for each patient to fit their specific hormonal deficiencies as determined by blood test results. While many women may have deficient levels of estrogen, some may lack sufficient testosterone, and others may be deficient in both. Additionally, whether estrogen, testosterone or both, BHRT is delivered into the blood at a consistent rate to provide patients with steady levels of the estrogen or testosterone they need to keep hormone levels consistently in balance.
Woman with menopause symptoms in Naples FL
This helps limit fluctuations in patient mood and energy levels that tend to occur with standard oral and transdermal delivery of hormone replacement. Hormone delivery with BHRT mimics natural hormone release via a rice-size hormone pellet that is inserted in the fatty tissue underneath the skin. The pellet insertion is easily performed in Dr. B’s Naples, Florida office, and delivers a steady dose of estrogen or testosterone for months, which means months of possible relief from many menopausal symptoms*.
*Because every patient’s hormone level profile differs, results may vary.

The Three Stages of Menopause

Women typically experience three menopausal stages that each come with specific health and well-being challenges.




Perimenopause symptom woman


Also referred to as menopause transition, perimenopause marks the start of menopause and is generally marked by a noticeable change in the menstrual cycle. Many of the most common menopausal symptoms emerge during perimenopause, and the severity of these symptoms tends to increase over time.

Perimenopause lasts on average four years, though its duration can be as short as a few months or as long as 10 years. While most women begin experiencing perimenopause in their 40s, its onset in some women can begin in their 30s or even earlier.

Exercise, diet, and general healthy living can help alleviate some perimenopause symptoms, but over time some women may feel overwhelmed by their impact on health and spirit. BHRT, with its consistent dose of hormones, can provide long-term relief from these symptoms. As a plant-based therapy, and one custom-tailored for each patient’s unique hormone level profile, Dr. B’s pellet therapy is perfect for those looking for natural relief that doesn’t disrupt the body’s normal hormonal functioning.   

Menopause symptom woman


Menopause is marked by the cessation of a woman’s menstrual cycle, and typically causes a woman’s perimenopausal symptoms to become much more severe. Those symptoms not experienced during perimenopause generally become evident during menopause.

With the increased severity of menopausal symptoms, many of Dr. B’s southwest Florida patients consider BHRT to be life changing, as it eases the physical and mental discomfort that comes with the progression of menopause. From improved sleep, sex drive, and concentration, to relief from depression, anxiety, and irritability, hormone pellet therapy has improved the day-to-day lives of thousands of menopausal women.

Postmenopause symptoms woman


A woman enters the postmenopause stage when she has not experienced a menstrual cycle for a full 12 months. While the severity of most menopausal symptoms tends to decrease during postmenopause, some may remain problematic or shift in their impact, while other hormone-related changes may emerge. Some of the most prominent postmenopausal symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Emotional distress
  • Racing heart

As with the other stages of menopause, hormone pellet therapy can help ease the symptoms that come with the passing of this transitional period in a woman’s life. And like the other stages, your pellet therapy is customized to meet your specific hormonal needs.

Dr. B and her team take a holistic approach in addressing all menopausal issues a woman may face, and believes that BHRT can serve as an integral, natural treatment to help relieve the myriad symptoms that come with menopause.

To help learn more about how Dr. B’s hormone therapy can help ease your transition through the stages of menopause, contact her today at (239) 261-9990 to schedule your consultation.

What is menopause?

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. It occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs and estrogen levels decline.

What are the common symptoms of menopause?

Common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, vaginal dryness, and sleep disturbances.

How can menopause symptoms be managed?

Menopause symptoms can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, healthy diet, and stress reduction techniques. Hormone replacement therapy, including estrogen and progesterone, may also help manage symptoms.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that involves replacing the hormones that the body is not producing adequately. For menopausal women, hormone replacement therapy may include estrogen, progesterone, or a combination of both.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

Benefits of hormone replacement therapy may include relief from hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood changes. It may also reduce the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease.

What are the risks associated with hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

The risks associated with hormone replacement therapy include an increased risk of breast cancer, blood clots, stroke, and heart disease. It’s important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy with your doctor before starting treatment.

What other treatments are available for menopause symptoms?

Dr. B’s preferred method of treatment is Hormone Pellet Therapy. Lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise and a healthy diet, can also help manage symptoms. Contact Naples, Florida-based Dr. B today to schedule a consultation.