Bioidentical Hormones for Peri-Menopause and Menopause
When your hormones are out of balance, it can create a host of symptoms that seem unrelated at first. Whether you have just started perimenopause or you no longer menstruate at all, you may experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance that range from mildly annoying to completely disabling. The reason for this is that your body uses all of its hormones to give you energy, keep your moods on an even keel, ensure that you are to focus, and numerous other essential functions.
When you consider that hormones affect every cell in your body, it’s easy to understand how their decline can impact you so much. Progesterone is usually the first hormone to start declining in women as a normal part of the aging process. This decline, which happens as early as 35 years old, often causes mood swings, irregular periods, weight gain, anxiety, and worsening problems with PMS. See the list below for additional problems associated with perimenopause and menopause.
Symptoms of Hormonal Conditions in Women
While every woman experiences the effects of hormonal imbalance differently, clients at The Menopause Center report the follows symptoms most often:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Anxiety and depression
- Chronic headaches
- Chronic fatigue
- IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- Low libido
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Thyroid disorders
- Vaginal dryness
As you can see, this list is extensive. That is why it’s so important to work with an experienced gynecologist and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy expert like Doctor Melinda Hall. Rather than writing a one-size-fits-all prescription and sending you on your way, she takes the time to ask about your specific symptoms and how they affect your quality of life. For many women, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy provides the relief they have not been able to realize with other hormone replacement therapies.
Balance Your Life by Balancing Your Hormones
When your body starts producing fewer hormones, it seems only logical to replace them with something that it genetically identical. Unfortunately, this is not the approach taken by most doctors in traditional medicine. Some are skeptical of natural treatments, heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, or both. As a long-time provider of integrative medical treatments, Doctor Hall has helped over 400 women find relief from hormonal imbalance symptoms with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in the past 10 years. After she determines your current hormone levels and learns more about your specific physical, emotional, or sexual problems, she creates a unique plan using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat them.
One reason that Doctor Melinda Hall pays such close attention to her patients’ medical histories and self-reported symptoms is so she can decide the most effective way to deliver Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Some of your options include injections, pellets, topical creams, vaginal creams, and drops. Doctor Hall often prefers to use an oral form of natural progesterone for women who experience insomnia, sleep apnea, and other problems with sleep because this is the most effective. If you find that a particular method is not providing results, feel free to discuss alternatives with Doctor Hall.
Because Doctor Hall’s entire focus is treating women going through perimenopause and menopause, she is extremely familiar with how Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help alleviate symptoms and bring her patients the relief they need.
Doctor Hall also closely monitors each of her patients so she is aware of any side effects immediately. If they do occur, she may adjust your dosage or administration method. While you are undergoing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Doctor Hall routinely follows up with you until the point when you feel like your old self again.