Each each woman is different. Some fly through menopause with few symptoms, while others are miserable with hot flashes for years. But no matter how you experience those classic menopause symptoms, you — and every other woman — are at risk for other problems caused by low estrogen, such as osteoporosis.
Here at Today’s Integrative Health we’ve helped many women safely and effective thrive through menopause and beyond with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Here are the top eight reasons why it might be right for you.
Perfect match for your body’s hormones
One of the best ways to confidently and safely restore your normal hormone levels is by using a product that’s just like the hormones your body would produce if it could. The only way to do that is with bioidentical hormones.
The chemical and molecular structure of bioidentical hormones is a duplicate of the hormones produced in your body. That means your body can’t tell the difference, and it responds to bioidentical hormones the same way it would if the hormones came from your own ovaries.
Natural hormone replacement
Many women are concerned about using synthetic hormones made from animal sources, but you don’t have to worry about that with bioidentical hormones. The bioidentical hormone replacement therapy we provide is derived from plant sources, often chemicals extracted from yams and soy.
Customized to perfectly meet your body’s needs
The team at Today’s Integrative Health start by testing your hormone levels, then we prescribe the precise dose of bioidentical hormones you need to restore your normal levels.
We continue to monitor your hormone levels at regular intervals to be sure your dose doesn’t need to be adjusted. Your bioidentical hormone treatment is always customized to meet your needs.
Fewer side effects
Matching your body’s own hormones, using a natural alternative, and customizing your dose all mean that your risk of side effects is minimized. But we go a step farther to ensure your safety and well-being.
We evaluate your medical history and overall health to be sure that any type of hormone replacement therapy is a good choice for you. If you meet all the criteria, then we further boost the safety factor by using bioidentical hormones.
Say goodbye to hot flashes and night sweats
Up to 80% of women experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause. Although some are tempted to “tough it out,” here’s a fact that may change your mind:
On average, hot flashes last 7-11 years.
That’s right — most women won’t be done with the misery of these vasomotor symptoms any time soon. The top reason women come to us for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is to put an end to their hot flashes and night sweats.
Bioidentical hormones eliminate these symptoms and all of your other classic menopause struggles, like mood swings and memory glitches.
Improve your sex life
You know you have to deal with hot flashes at menopause, but many of our patients are surprised to learn that the loss of estrogen affects their vaginal health. That’s because estrogen has an important role in maintaining vaginal tissues.
When estrogen declines, tissues lining the vagina become thin, dry, less elastic, and generally fragile. Low estrogen also affects blood flow and lubrication.
These changes, called vaginal atrophy, affect your sex life because they make it painful to have intercourse. Some women even experience bleeding during intercourse.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a very effective way to reverse vaginal atrophy, restore vaginal health, and give you back a healthy sex life.
Keep your bones healthy
Getting plenty of calcium isn’t the only thing you need to keep your bones healthy. Estrogen is deeply involved in regulating bone metabolism. In fact, it promotes bone production.
When estrogen levels drop at menopause, the cells that normally synthesize bone can’t do their job effectively, and the cells that break down bones live longer. As a result, your risk for osteoporosis skyrockets in the years after you reach menopause.
Bioidentical hormone replacement prevents bone loss and more: It has been shown to lower your risk of hip, spine, and other common osteoporosis-related fractures.
Protect your overall health
Even if you first seek bioidentical hormone replacement therapy due to hot flashes, the fact is that you can protect your overall health by restoring your hormones to their normal levels.
Estrogen affects virtually every system in your body, from your brain and muscles to your blood vessels. Loss of estrogen accelerates skin aging and leads to an increase in abdominal fat.
The changes that take place throughout your body can all be prevented and reversed with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
To learn whether you’re a good candidate for bioidentical hormones, call Today’s Integrative Health or use online booking to schedule an appointment.