Menopause Treatment

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Get Relief From Night Sweats, Hot Flashes, Fatigue, Brain Fog and Other Symptoms that Occur with Menopause with Bio-identical Hormones.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy functions by returning hormone levels, such as those of estrogen and progesterone, back to normal. This treatment plan has been shown to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and loss of bone density. Improving these symptoms can lead to an overall better quality of life. Our individualized programs will get you feeling younger again.

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Menopause Treatment

What Is Menopause?

Menopause marks the termination of the female reproductive cycle, usually diagnosed with a year of absent periods. The average age of onset for menopause is 51, but this is age is variable, as the range also includes the late 30s.

Menopause can be medically diagnosed via a blood test to measure the levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in the blood. The results of this blood test help medical professionals determine what stage of menopause the patient is in, due to the fact that leading up to and during menopause the ovaries produce fewer hormones. The change in hormone production affects a woman’s body in various ways.

As the onset of menopause approaches, the ovaries produce fluctuating levels of estrogen and progesterone, causing periods to either become irregular, heavy, or both. Commonly experienced symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, brain fog, and headaches. It is important to note that menopause may not only be induced organically but also through the result of various medical conditions, including the removal of the ovaries (ovariohysterectomy).

Benefits

  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Brain fog
  • Weight Gain
  • Headaches
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Anxiety
  • Low sexual desire
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Increased body fat

FAQ

Are there any side effects of menopausal hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy can lead to some severe side effects. It can include breast tenderness or enlargement, nausea, bleeding, bloating, headaches, and mood changes. Further, side effects can range by how the hormone is taken and what dose is consumed.

Is it safe to opt for menopausal hormone therapy?

While menopausal hormone therapy benefits many women to get through menopause, the treatment is not entirely risk-free. Known health risks include a heightened chance of endometrial cancer in cases where females still have their uterus and are not taking a progestin along with estrogen.

Who should not opt for HRT?

HRT is not suitable for women who:
Have a history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or womb cancer
Have a history of blood clots.
Have untreated high blood pressure, as your blood pressure will need to be controlled before you can pursue HRT.