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Menopause – a milestone in a woman’s life

Menopause

Menopause is a milestone in a woman’s life and health that all adult females will experience.

The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as woman’s estrogen levels decline.  The average age for a woman to reach menopause is 51.  For many women, these years can be difficult ones.  Fluctuating hormone levels can cause uncomfortable and even incapacitating symptoms.

Menopause symptoms

  • Hot Flashes
  • Weight Gain
  • Hair Loss
  • Bone Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Fogginess
  • Loss of Libido
  • Mood Swings

Hormones and treatments for menopause

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, also know as BHRT, are chemically identical to the natural hormones produced by the human body.  The body treats and processes these hormones as if they were our own which is why BHRT has grown in popularity.

Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) are sometimes animal derived (horse estrogens).  They are not identical in chemical structure to those hormones produced by the human body while Bio-Identical hormones match human hormones molecule by molecule making it easier to metabolise.

BHRT benefits

  • Helps eliminate or reduce Hot Flashes
  • Improved Sleep
  • Reduces Night Sweats and Insomnia
  • Helps improve Memory and Concentration
  • Prevents Vaginal Thinning & Dryness
  • Increases Energy and Reduces Depression
  • Protects Bones and Heart
  • Improved Cognitive Functions

Hormone testing

A simple blood test/hormone profile will provide the information needed to ascertain which hormones are deficient or imbalanced.  Other profiles can check vitamin and mineral levels to see if  you would benefit from any dietary or lifestyle changes. Your hormone program can be adapted as progress is made to achieve good hormonal balance.

Most patients begin to feel better within a few months, but some results take a bit longer to achieve. You may begin to feel a difference within a matter of weeks, especially when it comes to hot flashes, sleep patterns and energy levels.

If you would like to learn more about BHRT, find out more here.

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