Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause
Understanding what is happening in your body during menopause and perimenopause, and how to manage it, can help make this transition more comfortable. Menopause Specialist, Jeanette Queen in Calgary can help you get a clear picture of your health and create a customized plan for total hormonal wellness.
Declining hormones can have a significant impact on the way you feel, both physically and emotionally. Most traditional medical treatments only focus on managing your symptoms of menopause, but do not solve the root cause of the problem: imbalanced hormones. Jeanette’s Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program address your symptoms at their source and has the ability to relieve your discomforts, and in some cases, eliminate them. With this kind of relief, women experiencing menopausal symptoms can expect to see a dramatic improvement in the quality of their life.
Because of the natural hormones used in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the hormones are metabolized by the body faster and easier and with little to no side effects. With hormones in balance, women are able to enjoy renewed energy, better health and a more positive outlook on life.
Symptoms of Menopause
- Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, and Cold Sensations
The hormonal changes associated with menopause cause up to 75 percent of women to experience hot flashes. A hot flash is a sudden sensation of heat on the upper body and an increased heart rate. When hot flashes occur at night, the profuse sweating can disrupt your sleep, stopping you from receiving a full night’s rest.
In addition to hot flashes, some women experience cold sensations due to the poor circulation brought on by changing hormone levels. The most common complaints are cold feet, hands and face.
- Mood Stabilization
With rapid hormonal changes, it can be difficult to sustain a stable mood. Managing an emotional rollercoaster, along with the other symptoms of changing hormones can, at times, be challenging. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help bring your hormones and mood back into balance.
- Low Libido
- Lack of desire for physical intimacy can be due to an imbalance in the amounts of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in your body. When the hormones progesterone and testosterone decline, it can cause estrogen dominance to occur. Weight gain, mood swings, and painful intercourse are also associated with estrogen dominance and can contribute to a lower than normal libido. Balancing estrogen in your body so it doesn’t dominate other hormones is essential to restoring your desire.
Examples of Hormone Imbalance
Too much estrogen and/or a lack of progesterone is a common hormone imbalance in the menopause transition. As menopause nears, women ovulate less often, which means they produce less progesterone while estrogen production continues. This leads to a surplus of estrogens compared to progesterone, which can contribute to menopause symptoms such as: sleep disturbance, anxiety, weight gain, night sweats, and hot flashes.
- Cortisol & DHEA
Cortisol is often called the ‘stress’ hormone, because it can be produced in response to physical or emotional stress. Many women find that stress has a major effect on their hormone balance – and cortisol is the problem.
Usually considered a ‘male’ hormone, testosterone is very important for women as well. Low testosterone may contribute to bone loss, low libido and fatigue in women.
Balance your Hormones
Hormones are responsible for the stages of development in our lives, from infancy to old age. It is important to have a healthy, functioning endocrine system as it governs our hormone functionality. As we age, the natural levels of hormones in our body begin to change and decrease. Without healthy and balanced hormones, you can feel like you are losing a baseline quality of life. Women experiencing imbalanced hormones due to menopause or perimenopause understand the frustrations and discomforts of hormone-related symptoms. However, because of the science behind Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy many of these symptoms can be treated and vitality regained.