Are you entering in to the one of the phases of menopause? Women go through many reproductive stages in their life, but one of the most challenging can be the several years of peri-menopause, menopause and post-menopause. The “change” is an apt nickname for this change in hormones that can affect almost every aspect of your wellbeing. Bio-identical hormone therapy can help make this transition easier and give you a more balanced body and mind.
What makes menopause so difficult is the decrease in the hormones estrogen and progesterone. As women approach their final menstrual cycle, these two hormones begin to wane. This is the peri-menopause stage, that can last anywhere from 2-10 years before the final menstrual cycle. Once the final cycle occurs, this is the official beginning of menopause and when estrogen and progesterone drop to minimal levels.
Treating Menopause with Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
When peri-menopause begins, so do the many symptoms that are associated with "the change." Hot flashes, fatigue, weight gain, vaginal dryness, mood swings, night sweats, difficulty losing weight and many other symptoms can make this stage of life challenging. Bio-identical hormone therapy can help balance the fluctuations in hormones, reducing symptoms and normalizing the body’s systems.
Bio-identical hormone therapy can bring hormone levels into balance, which is especially beneficial for women experiencing the symptoms of menopause. Bio-identical hormones are pharmaceutically created from plant compounds to match female hormones down to the molecule. With careful supplementation, hormone levels can be balanced, improving the negative symptoms of menopause.
In addition to improving the quality of life during the stages of menopause, bio-identical hormone therapy can have other benefits. Low estrogen and progesterone can cause brittle bones, put women at higher risk for heart attacks and affect the suppleness of the skin. Bringing up the levels of these hormones closer to the level before menopause can reduce the risk for these other health issues.
Phoenix Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
If you are noticing low energy levels, sexual function differences, physical changes or mood fluctuations that you think may be linked to hormonal imbalance or menopause, call Arcadia Wellness Center. Sarah Quinn is an expert in hormone replacement therapy using bio-identical hormones. She can perform testing to identify your hormone levels and find the right treatment option to stabilize your estrogen and progesterone to reduce your symptoms for a higher quality of wellness. She can also monitor testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone and vitamin D to treat deficiencies to help improve energy, weight loss and sex drive for overall wellness.