14 Mar BHRT and Relief of Menopausal Symptoms
“After one day on bioidentical estrogen, I felt the veil lift. After three days, the sky was bluer, my brain was no longer fuzzy, and my memory was sharper. I was literally singing and had a skip in my step.” – Oprah Winfrey
Menopause is a natural condition that all women will experience in their lifetime, most often in their fifties or sixties. During this time, the ovaries stop producing eggs, menstrual cycles become less frequent and eventually stop, and estrogen and progesterone levels decline. It is this hormonal shift that can cause profound changes in sleep patterns, energy, mental function, mood, sexuality, quality of life and other aspects of a woman’s health. Natural changes, yes, but most women wish to seek relief of these uncomfortable symptoms.
That leads us to the topic of BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement treatment), which after years of studies, have showed to be a safer, more effective treatment option compared to traditional/non-bioidentical hormones. There are many reasons, but to put it in a nutshell, bioidentical hormones are natural compounds and have the same molecular structure as hormones produced by the body, allowing them to be metabolized more easily than traditional hormones. This chemical compatibility yields more effective menopausal symptom relief with fewer risks and side effects. In addition, bioidentical hormones are formulated for each individual woman where traditional hormones are given with a one-size-fits-all approach.
BHRT aids in balancing female hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone and provides many benefits towards menopausal relief including:
- Improved sleep quality
- Reduction or elimination of hot flashes
- Increased energy and restoration of sex drive
- Improvement or elimination of mood swings, depression, and anxiety
- Greater mental clarity and memory
- Increased muscle tone
- Decreased body fat
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Lower risk of diseases such as heart disease, breast cancer, and osteoporosis.
For more information on our BHRT treatment plans, please contact one of our offices in Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg, or Palm Harbor today!