Menopause and BHRT
What is Menopause?
Menopause is a period of hormonal dysregulation in women. This is specifically because menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries slow or stop the production of hormones.
Common Symptoms of Menopause?
Common symptoms include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and sleep disturbances. The symptoms of menopause can cause depression and anxiety which are often intolerable and tremendously reduce quality of life.
Phases of Menopause?
There are three phases of menopause including perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. Symptoms in perimenopause are often much more severe than the ones during menopause and postmenopause.
Can BHRT help?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is a natural way for women to regain vitality and natural balance by supplementing the hormones that diminish during menopause. Rather than conventional hormone replacement therapy using synthetic animal-derived hormones (such as the pregnant horse urine used in commonly prescribed Premarin), bio-identical hormone replacement therapy uses naturally derived hormones from plants. These hormones most closely resemble naturally occurring human hormones and are free from unnatural chemicals, unlike the FDA approved replacement hormones prescribed by practitioners.
It is important to test and incorporate co-factors, nutrients, and look at the whole body and support not only hormone dysregulation but the nutrients the body needs to regulate hormones. There are many factors that help improve hormone production working with an Integrative practitioner that uses a functional approach looking at the whole body is key.
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