Bioidentical Hormones For Perimenopause & Menopause
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women of all ages to overcome the issues that arise with hormonal imbalances in Wixom, Michigan and the Detroit area. While aging is thought to be the most common reason for hormone decline, high levels of stress, smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity can cause hormones to fall out of harmony. Women are mostly prone to hormonal imbalances during the reproductive years, before menopause, and during menopause, and bioidentical hormones can help women to replenish deficient hormones in a natural and non-invasive way.
Bioidentical hormones use hormones that are identical in molecular structure and function to the hormones produced in the human body, and they are mostly compounded from wild yams or soy. They differ from hormone therapies of the past in that they can be dosed according to individual needs, which can allow women to get accurate dosages of hormones for their individual needs. Accurate hormonal dosing using hormones that are easily recognized in the body can also reduce the possibility for negative side effects, such as water retention, headaches, mood changes, bloating, and breast or uterine cancer.
Bioidentical Hormones For Perimenopause
The transitional period that occurs before menopause is commonly known as perimenopause, meaning ‘the time around menopause’ and during this transition into menopause, women may experience varying menstrual cycle lengths and menstrual irregularities. Perimenopause usually lasts from three to seven years, and it usually begins in a woman’s early to late forties. However, some women slip into perimenopause as early as the late twenties or thirties, and it may be accompanied by a series of disturbing symptoms. With individually customized Detroit Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, it is possible to ease this transition and gain reprieve from symptoms, which may include:
- Irregular Periods
- Weight Gain
- Increased PMS Symptoms
- Water Retention
Bioidentical Hormones For Menopause
By definition, menopause is the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months, and it is the time in a woman’s life when ovarian function ceases. The ovary is one of a pair of reproductive glands, and they are located in the pelvis on each side of the uterus. Ovaries are typically the shape and size of an almond, and their function is to produce eggs or ‘ova’ and female hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone. During each monthly menstrual cycle, an egg is released from one ovary, and it travels from the ovary through the Fallopian tube to the uterus.
Hormones are regulated by the ovaries, and they control the development of female characteristics such as breasts, body shape, and body hair. Estrogens also protect the integrity of bones by reducing bone reabsorption, which is a process where bones are broken down and their minerals are released into the bloodstream. Low estrogen levels are a common factor in the development of osteoporosis. Using Bioidentical Hormones, it is possible to maintain estrogen levels, in as few as 3-4 non-invasive treatments annually.
Women going through menopause may experience symptoms such as:
- Vaginal Dryness
- Poor Memory
- Night Sweats
- Low Libido
- Weight Gain
- Hot Flashes
- Mood Swings
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women going through perimenopause and menopause to regain their sense of wellbeing and overcome the symptoms associated with hormonal transitions in Wixom, Michigan. Bioidentical hormones have allowed women to naturally improve their libido, moods, self-image, health, and vitality.