Menopause can be an uncomfortable and challenging stage for women throughout their 50s and 60s. Women who go through menopause generally experience major adverse side effects such as mood swings, hot flashes, decreased sex drive, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycles, lack of sleep, and more.
Generally, women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms are prescribed hormone replacement therapy to relieve symptoms and to boost depleting levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body. For many years, physicians have recommended traditional hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women, which is made from synthetic hormones, or those that are animal-based. However, newer studies have shown that traditional hormone replacement therapy can eventually lead to life-threatening diseases and complications, such as breast cancer and heart disease.
For women who seek an alternative treatment for menopause, bio-dentical hormone therapy could be the answer. Instead of relying on synthetic, animal-based hormones to boost estrogen and progesterone in a woman’s system, bio-identical hormone therapy has the ability to match a woman’s unique, individual hormones to provide relief, and can even provide additional benefits in terms of weight loss and thyroid imbalances.
Bio-identical hormone therapy can also help prevent a number of diseases that could occur given the reduced amount of estrogen, progesterone, and even testosterone, and keep women feeling healthier and more energetic post-menopause.
If you are currently experiencing menopause, or are starting to exhibit menopausal symptoms, contact Rock Creek Wellness for more information about bio-identical hormone therapy. We will work with you to develop a treatment program that not only addresses your symptoms, but also improves your health and increases your vitality.