Are you experiencing night sweats, hot flashes, or mood swings? These are all common symptoms of women experiencing menopause. A woman’s menopause is an event, not a time period. Women typically experience menopause around 51 years old, with 95% becoming menopausal between the ages of 45-55 years old. During menopause, women’s bodies produce less progesterone and estrogen, and the fluctuating levels of those hormones can aid menopause symptoms. It is because of adverse symptoms and the increase in the diseases of aging that the team at Carolina Healthspan advocates Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for most women. Bioidentical Hormone replacement therapy offers relief by replenishing the supply of those hormones. Menopause symptoms, of course, can be unpleasant and affect daily activities or even your quality of life. Fortunately, many women can find relief by making simple lifestyle changes such as incorporating regular exercise, avoiding certain trigger foods, finding relaxation time, and adjusting your sleep environment. Of course, these simple changes can help keep menopause under control for some women, and others may find that relief doesn’t come as easy.
Benefits of BHRT
BHRT is used to increase the levels of dropped hormones and improve moderate to severe menopause symptoms, including:
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Mood Changes
- Memory Loss
- Weight Gain
- Sleep Issues
- Loss of interest in sex or pain during sex
Additionally, hormone replacement therapy can also reduce your risk for tooth loss, diabetes, and cataracts.
Forms Of BHRT
BHRT comes in a variety of forms including:
- Implanted Pellets
Our team at Carolina Healthspan can recommend which form is best for you and your lifestyle.
BHRT isn’t for everyone but may be an option to help people who have symptoms associated with low or unbalanced hormone levels. There are side effects to BHRT, and it’s important to consult with us first before making any decisions to see if it’d be the right choice for you.