Topic: Menopause is Making Me Miserable
Hormonal changes that accompany menopause can make life difficult for women to continue their daily routines. If you’ve noticed that unwelcome symptoms are creeping in and making it hard for you to work, play, and sleep like you used to, it might be time to seek help to rebalance your body and reclaim your life.
The expert OB/GYNs at Plano Texas Gynecology & Obstetrics Associates can help you get back to feeling normal during your menopausal years with safe, effective bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. Dr. Ralph E. Joseph, our hormone expert, serves patients from communities throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Symptoms of menopause
Menopause symptoms may appear when you stop ovulating and menstruating, a process that begins for 95% of women between ages 45 and 55.
Once you go without a period for 12 months, menopause is generally assumed to have begun, although some women have hormonal swings that can provide a few false starts to the process.
During menopause transition (the months or years known as perimenopause), your reproductive hormones tap out, which is what stops the ovulation and menstruation process.
However, hormonal fluctuation and depletion also can cause a host of side effects, which may show up as symptoms before you even realize you’re menopausal.
Are any of these symptoms making your life difficult?
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Thinning hair
- Dry skin
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during intercourse
- Weight gain
- Slower metabolism
- Breast shrinkage
- Anxiety or depression
More serious issues stemming from hormone loss during menopause include bone loss, leading to osteoporosis and/or urinary incontinence.
If you have some of these symptoms, you should speak to Dr. Joseph to discuss hormone therapy. While many women hesitate to pursue synthetic hormone therapy due to side effects, traditional hormone replacement isn’t the only option.
Bioidentical hormone therapy
We can discuss the potential of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with you, a pellet-based form of administration using plant-sourced estrogens that are similar to the hormones your own body used to make.
These bioidentical hormones help to optimize your hormone levels naturally, reducing unwanted menopause symptoms so you feel much better.
Dr. Joseph delivers this option using state-of-the-art hormone pellet implants, inserting a tiny cylinder of hormones under your skin. This method delivers small, consistent doses of hormones for ultimate stability, helping to boost your mood, help you sleep, and reduce the host of symptoms that come with menopause.
Topic Discussed: Menopause is Making Me Miserable