Menopause refers to that time in a woman’s life when menstruation ceases for 12 months. The ovaries decrease their output of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone and women begin to experience the effects of this decrease in hormones.
During menopause, hormone levels drop, which can trigger profound mental, emotional, and physical changes.
The symptoms of menopause include:
- Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats
- Mood swings, sudden tears
- Trouble sleeping through the night
- Loss of libido
- Dry vaginal wall
- Crashing fatigue
- Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
- Difficulty concentrating, disorientation
- Aching muscles and joints
- Headaches and migraines
- fluid retention
- Exacerbation of existing conditions
- Increase in allergies
- Weight gain
- Hair loss or thinning
- Increase in facial hair
In addition to decreased levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, many other hormones including thyroid hormone and human growth hormone taper off during menopause.
As hormones levels decrease, profound changes begin occurring with growth and metabolism that affect the breasts, vagina, bones, blood vessels, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, cardiovascular system, skin, brain, and energy levels.
Many women experience hot flashes, loss of libido, weight gain, insomnia, and emotional changes such as depression and anxiety. Some long-term risks of menopause include osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
Medical research has proven that the majority of women’s disorders, including menopause, PMS, migraines, and depression can be treated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
For women the midst of menopause, BHRT –bioidentical estrogen, progesterone, thyroid and testosterone can bring a rebirth of energy, sexual desire, and the ability to have a healthy active life. Bioidentical hormones offer the same benefits of synthetic hormones, without many of the unwanted dangerous bide effects.