Some women sail through menopause, without hot flashes and night sweats ever disrupting their lives. Other women are not so lucky. For them, menopause brings daily reminders of how much better they felt when their ovaries were still producing sufficient amounts of estrogen to keep their bodies on an even keel.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which uses natural hormones that are the same on the molecular level as those produced by the body, can improve or eliminate your symptoms and make you feel like yourself again.
Many women going through menopause lose interest in sex completely or at least are far less interested in sex. This obviously affects marriages and relationships. Because vaginal dryness often accompanies menopause, even women who still possess a sex drive may find intercourse painful or impossible. Estrogen replacement therapy can restore libido while hormonal vaginal rings or creams can provide lubrication.
Weight gain, sagging skin, wrinkling, and hair loss often accompany menopause. Diet and exercise help with the former and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy includes a custom-tailored diet and exercise plan. Loss of estrogen causes fine lines and wrinkles in the skin, hair loss, and thinning and cracking fingernails.
Estrogen replacement therapy restores natural collagen to make the skin firm, supple, and smooth. As for hair loss, no one wants to wear wigs or hats to hide thinning hair or bald spots. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may stop the shedding.
Lack of energy and insomnia are inextricably intertwined. Insomnia is common in menopausal women and many become dependent on over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids to get a good night’s rest. This dependence may cause issues of its own, especially since many sleeping pills can cause a sleep hangover that lasts well into late morning. Estrogen replacement therapy can restore natural sleep allowing a woman to feel fresh, energized, and ready to face the day.
For many women, menopause becomes a wild emotional ride, featuring mood swings, anxiety, depression, and irritability. In extreme cases, it can lead to panic and other disorders.
It is even worse if a woman is not aware that her personality is changing, but her family, friends, and co-workers see it plainly. Emotional issues affect both her private and professional lives. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can stop the emotional ups and downs and lift a woman’s spirits.
If menopause left you with mood changes, changes in appearance and loss of libido, hormone replacement therapy might be the best solution. This treatment can replace the hormones you lost making you feel years younger.
If you would like more information about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and how it can ease your menopause symptoms and restore your quality of life, call the offices of Dr. Edward Jacobson today and arrange a consultation. You do not need to continue to suffer the negative effects of menopause. Find out how hormone replacement therapy could make a difference in your life today.