Are you irritated, impatient with others, no longer fit into your favorite jeans, and find yourself crying for no reason other than you have soaked through your PJs again? We don’t mean to make fun of menopause symptoms, but if you don’t laugh sometimes, well, you know. If you are experiencing severe menopause symptoms, BHRT may help you find relief.
Why Women Go Through The “Change Of Life”
Menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing hormones and you no longer get periods. This imbalance and changes in hormones creates all kinds of “chaos” in a woman’s body. It can start as early as a woman’s thirties or forties, but the average age is fifty-one. Once you have gone through 12 months without a period, you are officially menopausal.
Impossible To Escape It
If you know a woman who has gone through menopause, then you know all about menopause symptoms. Not every woman faces all the symptoms, but some can be more severe than others. If you are about to experience perimenopause, pay attention because here is what’s coming.
The most common symptoms include the following:
- Vaginal dryness
- Trouble sleeping
- Mood changes
- Lower libido
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
In the past, women have been able to relieve hormonal imbalances with hormone replacement therapies. It benefits some women for a period of time, but now there are some newer treatments.
One of the newer treatments for severe menopause symptoms is BHRT, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. It differs from HRT in that it doesn’t just mask the symptoms of menopause, but it relieves the source of the problem through optimization.
BHRT may be able to rebalance hormone levels that have become reduced during menopause. It only uses hormones similar to those in the human body. Known as BioTE, a pellet is inserted just under the skin, usually in the upper buttocks, and is covered by a small Band Aid. This is performed in a quick office visit.
BHRT matches the hormones produced by the body, and in this way a woman gets consistent relief from the symptoms of menopause or other hormonal imbalances for 3 – 6 months. In addition, it reduces a wide range of symptoms both physical and emotional.
Pills and creams offer much less consistent aid.
With BHRT optimization, the therapy is customized to balance each woman’s hormones and to fit their specific needs.