Menopause is a natural part of getting older but can result in uncomfortable side effects that affect daily life and happiness. BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) can restore hormone balances that have decreased during menopause to give relief to common symptoms.
Symptoms Associated with Menopause
During menopause, your body becomes low in the hormones estrogen and progesterone, resulting in uncomfortable symptoms. BHRT is most effective in treating common menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Other symptoms you might improve through BHRT are mood swings, night sweats, confusion, reduced sex drive, headaches, and weight gain.
How BHRT Works
BHRT works to restore your hormone levels to improve troubling menopause symptoms. Synthetic hormones can be prescribed by a physician in the form of pellets, patches, pills, injections, or creams. Depending on your specific case, you might be prescribed estrogen, progesterone, or a combination of both hormone replacements.
How to Determine if BHRT is Right for You
Some symptoms of menopause can mimic signs of other health problems. To determine if the symptoms you’re experiencing are actually due to low hormone levels, consider your age and lifestyle habits. Your hormone levels begin to decline in your late 30s, but you might not begin to experience side effects until your 40s and 50s. If at this point you’re eating well, exercising often, and making other healthy lifestyle choices and still experience the symptoms associated with menopause, low hormones could be to blame.
If you experience bothersome symptoms due to menopause, talk with a physician about finding relief with BHRT. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Robinson, contact our office today.