It is indisputable that as we age, our body produces fewer hormones. Depending on the person and their health or history this can affect one’s life directly. You may experience hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, fatigue, poor sleep, changes in mood, and decreased stress tolerance. Our hormones are a large part of determining how we function in our daily life. Reduced hormone production can have a significantly negative effect on our quality of life.
If you said yes, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) could change your life and provide relief from the unpleasant effects of menopause. Discover the benefits of bioidentical hormones at Twin Cities Integrative Medicine today.
However, BHRT isn’t only for those going through the change – it’s for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women too! Perimenopause can begin in your 30’s with irregular periods, mood swings (or PMDD), loss of sexual desire, sleep issues, and more, and transform over the years through menopause and into post-menopause. Women are considered postmenopausal when they have gone 12 months without a period, and symptoms can range from anxiety and depression to vaginal dryness and irritability.
Have you been to other doctors that just simply haven’t helped or been able to help? Or worse, have other doctors told you that “your symptoms are all in your head?” Sadly, too many of us have. But the good news is that help is here, and if you’re suffering, you’ve come to the right place.
BHRT can be used to treat men and women when their hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. It is most frequently used to ease symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and andropause (also known as the male menopause) or to treat conditions like diabetes.
Bioidentical hormones are structurally identical on a molecular level to the hormones naturally produced by the human body. They are custom-made for you at a compounding pharmacy that specializes in making medicine for your individual needs. Bioidentical hormones are considered to be safer and more advanced than other hormones commonly used in hormone replacement therapy.
Contrary to popular belief, testosterone is not just a male hormone. In actuality, testosterone is as essential to women as estrogen and progesterone. Women need testosterone to keep the thought process quick and their libido healthy. It also increases energy, improves muscle mass and bone density, and contributes to a solid night’s sleep.