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 replacement 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.
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:
Women typically experience three menopausal stages that each come with specific health and well-being challenges.
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 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.
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:
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 takes 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 pellet therapy can help ease your transition through the stages of menopause, contact her today at (239) 261-9990 to schedule your consultation.