5 Reasons to Consider Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Your Menopause Symptoms

Menopause

Are you struggling with symptoms of menopause? Are hot flashes, moodiness, depression, or weight gain affecting your quality of life? If they are, there’s hope. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can give your body back the hormones it has gradually been losing due to menopause.

Undergoing this therapy can help relieve symptoms related to your hormone imbalance. The hormones used in BHRT are natural and can come in different forms, including topical creams, adhesive patches, and injectables.

At Pacific Wellness of Ventura, Cedric Emery, MD, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to relieve your menopause symptoms. There are clear benefits to BHRT, and here are five of them.

1. It works

The most compelling reason to consider BHRT is that it works. Experts agree that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is effective in relieving the symptoms of menopause. Some of the common symptoms of menopause include:

Any of those symptoms can impact your life. For example, if you’re having night sweats, you may not be able to get a good night’s sleep. A lack of sleep is associated with numerous health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and others.

If your symptoms are debilitating, there’s no reason you shouldn’t consider BHRT. The benefits are compelling, particularly if you’re healthy overall and are experiencing symptoms that are disrupting your life.

2. Replaces lost hormones

Bioidentical hormones are matched exactly to the hormones your body produces naturally. The Endocrine Society reports that bioidentical hormones have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones the body produces.

There are many kinds of hormone replacement treatments, but BHRT offers a solution that’s closely tailored to your natural hormones.

3. Helps prevent bone loss

In addition to alleviating your menopause symptoms, BHRT can prevent bone loss by replacing your estrogen. Osteoporosis affects post menopausal women more than any other population, and bone loss is an early sign of osteoporosis.

Estrogen plays a critical role in your bone health. It supports osteoblasts, which are specialized cells that produce bone. After menopause, your body produces far less estrogen, and your bones can become more fragile.

4. Helps with vaginal issues

Menopausal symptoms, such as vaginal dryness and vulvar atrophy, are both uncomfortable and can lead to more serious problems, such as urinary conditions. They can also make sex less enjoyable. Hormone replacement therapy can help with vaginal issues and potentially restore a healthy sex life.

5. Improves quality of life

When you’re dealing with severe symptoms, you may struggle at work, and your relationships may suffer. Symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, and moodiness, can have a damaging impact on how you interact with others.

Pain, regardless of the source, can make it difficult to conduct your daily life, and pain associated with something as personal as vaginal dryness can be particularly hard to live with. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate that pain and allow you to reclaim your life.

If you’d like to learn more about the potential benefits of BHRT and whether or not it may be an appropriate therapy for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Pacific Wellness of Ventura today.

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