The fluctuations in the hormones estrogen, testosterone and progesterone can cause your periods to become irregular and sometimes heavy. Other symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, brain fog and headaches can soon follow.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an effective way to combat many of the symptoms of menopause. While some women have few if any problems through this midlife transition, many more experience distressing and disruptive effects on their health and well-being.
HRT boosts the levels of hormones in your body whose decline is responsible for the symptoms of menopause, which may include:
It’s a reduction in the production of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone that triggers the onset of perimenopause, with symptoms typically starting when a woman is in her mid to late forties. The average age at which American women enter menopause, which means they haven’t had a menstrual period for at least 12 months, is 51.
The Importance of Replacing Estrogen with Hormone Therapy
Women commonly have a low risk for cardiovascular disease until Menopause, around age 50, when their hormone levels – particularly estrogen – plummet and the ratio of estradiol to estrone goes haywire. Menopause, and the resulting hormone decline and estrogen imbalance, are also associated with osteoporosis, breast cancer, and other serious health issues.
Research indicates that, besides heart and artery protection, hormone replacement therapy to rebalance estrogen levels can protect against cognitive decline during aging, and perhaps even against Alzheimer’s disease. The most common reason as to why women are at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s is their reduced estrogen production after Menopause. But epidemiological research has also linked hormone replacement therapy with a decline in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, as well as osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes and many other serious health problems.
How Hormone Replacement Therapy Treats the Signs of Menopause
Menopause is the end of the female reproductive cycle and is commonlydiagnosed when a woman has not had her period for 12 months. The average age for the onset of Menopause is 51, but can also happen in as early as your late 30’s. The precise method of determining if a woman is in Menopause is to measure the amount of follicle stimulating hormone levels in the blood. Leading up to Menopause, the ovaries produce fewer and fewer hormones, which causes a variety of changes in a woman’s body.
Surgical removal of the ovaries and other medical conditions and treatments can also induce Menopause. The fluctuations in the hormones estrogen, testosterone and progesterone can cause your periods to become irregular and sometimes heavy. Other symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, brain fog, weight gain, increased belly fat, and headaches can soon follow.
However, hormone replacement therapy naturally restores the correct amount and balance of a woman’s hormones. Hormone replacement therapy can restore a woman’s quality of life by eliminating the frustrating symptoms of menopause and hormone decline. Even better, hormone therapy can reduce a woman’s risk of developing life threatening illnesses such as osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.
Why Use Bio-Identical Hormones?
Remaining healthy into old age depends on many things including lifestyle and genetics.It also makes perfect sense to replenish what the body needs. That’s why we supplement vitamins and minerals. It’s also why we use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to restore internal balance. Many physicians focus on simply relieving symptoms with pharmaceutical pills, patches, injections or creams. However, in order to return the body to balance, it needs recognizable hormone substances and a precision delivery method to transport them through the bloodstream around the clock. By far the safest, most effective and convenient method, properly administered bioidentical hormone replacement (BHRT) using pellet implants can restore the beneficial hormone levels your body needs. Hormone replacement pellet implants consist of low dose estradiol and testosterone that release slowly for 3 to 6 months, 24/7. It is the only BHRT method that can release more hormone when the body needs it.
After decades of treating women (and men) with this method, we’ve witnessed firsthand the life-changing impact hormone pellet implant therapy has had on thousands of patients—whether it helped reverse serious osteoporosis, aided a Parkinson’s patient to make strides in mobility, or simply helped revive a marriage. Many say hormone replacement therapy has given them back what they thought they’d lost forever —their quality of life!