Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause and Perimenopause
Menopause is a natural and normal occurrence in women’s lives, but it is also a difficult one for many reasons. Changes in your body’s natural chemistry can affect everything from your physical health to your moods and outlook on life. All women experience menopause differently. Some transition with ease while other women encounter symptoms much more severely, which interferes with their health and day to day life. If you find yourself in the latter group, you may feel lost and unsure of how to handle this difficult transition. Local Baltimore Menopause Specialist, Eric C. Nager M.D is well qualified to help guide you through perimenopause and menopause with Natural Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy..
How To Treat Symptoms of Menopause
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, also known as BHRT, is one such option for treating the symptoms of menopause. Forms of hormone replacement therapy are often used to treat symptoms such as hot flashes, and they may also be used for preventing bone loss and revitalizing sexual function. If you are struggling with any of the symptoms below, bioidentical hormones may be able to help reduce your symptoms.
Common Symptoms of Menopause
- Hot Flashes
- Irregular Bleeding
- Lack of Energy
- Low Libido
- Night Sweats
- Painful Intercourse
- Urinary Incontinence
- Weight Gain
Why and When Does Menopause Occur?
Put most simply, menopause occurs because of the depletion and aging of oocytes (egg cells) in our bodies. This typically happens between 49 and 52 years of age, although this varies. The result is that the ovaries produce significantly less amounts of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone. It is the decline of these hormones, as well as an increase in follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone that cause the variety of symptoms associated with menopause.
While menopause is a natural occurrence, some procedures, conditions or factors may cause menopause to happen earlier. Procedures such as hysterectomies, endometrial ablations and uterine artery embolisations can prompt early menopause. Some forms of chemotherapy may also prompt early menopause.
Menopause and Bone Loss
As if the symptoms above weren’t enough to deal with, the reduced production of hormones may have other significant effects on the body. Estrogen plays a critical role in maintaining bone health, so a decline in estrogen during and after menopause can lead to bone loss and osteoporosis.
Treating Menopause with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
As mentioned above, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a powerful treatment option that women may pursue to counteract some of the symptoms and side effects of menopause. While menopause is unavoidable, the severe fluctuations that occur as a result may be brought under control by supplementing the body with those hormones that are being produced less. Eric C. Nager M.D will customize your treatment plan to make sure you only get the hormones your body needs.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a form of hormone replacement therapy that uses hormones found naturally in plants such as soy and yams. These natural hormones contain the exact chemical structure as the hormones that are naturally produced in our bodies—this is why they are called bioidentical. Many women and Eric C. Nager M.D prefer these natural bioidentical hormones to the synthetic hormones that are used in regular, non-identical hormone replacement therapy.
Find Relief With BHRT for Menopause
You know your body better than anyone, and if you believe that the symptoms of menopause are preventing you from living the life you wish to lead, you deserve to find the answers. Baltimore Menopause and Perimenopause Doctor, Eric C. Nager M.D specializes in women’s health and treats the hormone fluctuations that occur during menopause to help you find the relief you’re looking for.
Eric C. Nager M.D will thoroughly review your medical history, including your hormone levels, to determine dosage and ensure (BHRT) Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help control your menopause symptoms. Under the close guidance and care of your Baltimore Menopause Specialist, Eric C. Nager M.D, you may be able to reduce your symptoms and transition to your next phase in life with confidence and peace of mind.
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