As a woman, you are used to being at the mercy of your hormones. It’s been the story of your life. It all began with your first period. Ever since then, your menstrual cycle has sent you on plenty of ups and downs. If you experienced pregnancy, your world was really turned upside down. As you approach menopause, the changes can be even more severe. This is the point when your reproductive system is preparing to shut down. The changes in hormone levels can be significant, causing troublesome symptoms. Fortunately, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can offer you many benefits.
How Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Help You?
This treatment is designed to supplement any of your hormone levels that have dropped. For women, estrogen and progesterone are the hormones that cause the most significant symptoms. If either of those hormones is not where they should be, they can really send you into a tailspin.
A drop in estrogen causes the most noticeable symptoms. You may feel like you no longer have any energy. You could be tired all of the time. Your libido may disappear as you experience vaginal changes that make you uncomfortable. Your moods can be all over the place. Hot flashes and night sweats are another problem. Insomnia is common during this stage of life. You may also experience unexplained weight gain.
By choosing to have bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can bring your hormones back to where they should be. When your hormones are balanced, you should notice an improvement in your symptoms. You should feel like you have control of your body again.
Why Choose Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
When you opt for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you will be given a prescribed dose of hormones that have the same type of chemical makeup as your body. Bioidentical hormones are taken from natural sources, such as soybeans or yams. They are more easily absorbed by your body than other types of hormone replacement therapy.
What’s the First Step in Beginning Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
To begin bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you should talk to our doctor at the Age Management Center of New England. Dr. Bedecs or Dr. Wright can review your symptoms, study your health records and conduct a blood test and a physical examination. Our doctor will want to be sure that nothing else is causing your problems, such as a thyroid disorder, high blood pressure or a problem with your heart. If hormones are the culprit for your symptoms, our doctor can talk to you about your options for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We have offices in Portland, ME and Jupiter, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.