Previous generations referred to menopause as the “change of life.” There is no question that the body changes during this period, but when women make informed decisions about their health care options, the change is often positive.
Women do not have to suffer from some of the negative changes associated with menopause, such as night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and lack of sexual desire. A custom-tailored bioidentical hormone regimen not only stops many of these menopause-related effects, but can restore energy and clarity of mind.
Dr. Edward Jacobson is a New York area gynecologist who specializes in hormone replacement therapy and helping people realize its benefits. If you are need of a consultation, contact an experienced New York gynecologist today.
Bioidentical hormones are different from the synthetic hormones touted by the pharmaceutical industry. The synthetic hormone Premarin, for example, is made from pregnant mare’s urine, hence the trade name. The medical term is “conjugated equine estrogen.”
The urine from a pregnant horse is not the same as the estrogen produced by a woman’s body. Such hormones are not chemically the same as those produced by a woman’s ovaries. These synthetic hormones may increase the risk of breast and reproductive tract cancers, as well as blood clot formation.
Bioidentical hormones, made from plant estrogens – primarily wild yam and soy – are molecularly similar to human estrogen. While synthetic hormones may increase the risk of cancer or heart disease, bioidentical hormone therapy lowers the RISKS of the patient developing cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease or osteoporosis, which has been confirmed in many published studies.
For many menopausal women, symptoms are not merely physical. In fact, dealing with the physical symptoms of menopause is often easier than dealing with the mental and emotional aspects.
The Brain fog, mood swings, depression, poor concentration, anxiety, and fatigue accompanying menopause can seem overwhelming. Bioidentical hormone therapy relieves not only the physical symptoms, but the symptoms a woman may fear are “all in her head.” It is a holistic, natural approach treatment for the entire range of menopausal symptoms.
Bioidentical hormone therapy does more than relieve symptoms. Over the long term, it can help a patient remain healthy. As a New York gynecologist can explain, bioidentical hormones allow users to:
Bioidentical hormone therapy definitely slows the aging process. A patient looks and feels decades younger than her chronological age, but the practice requires discipline. It can take several months to reach optimal hormone levels, and regular monitoring is necessary.
The wait is worth it, as patients on long-term bioidentical hormone therapy consistently look and feel better than their contemporaries not availing themselves of this treatment.
Bioidentical hormones are compounded specifically for each patient, based on that person’s unique needs. Because this type of hormone replacement therapy is individualized, it is more effective and tolerable than synthetic hormones mass-produced by pharmaceutical companies.
Each prescription in one of a New York gynecologist’s vetted compounding pharmacies is created exactly to the doctor’s specifications. Urine, blood, and saliva testing reveals the hormone replacement levels needed by each patient.
Bioidentical hormone therapy allows you to become proactive with your health. Women on a long-term bioidentical hormone regimen soon prove there is nothing pejorative about the term “menopausal.” It is a stage of life that can prove fulfilling, exciting – and sexy.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacobson please call a New York gynecologist today.