Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Women

The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones for Women:

Hormones are chemicals that are produced within our bodies. They are responsible for each stage of our development and growth from infancy through puberty, reproduction, and old age. Hormones maintain the chemical balance within our bodies by controlling major functions including our metabolism, our immune system, our reproductive systems, our nervous system, and others.

As we age, our normal hormone levels begin to fluctuate and decline, which has physical and mental effects in both women.

Menopause

A woman is considered to have reached menopause when a full year has passed since her last menstrual cycle.

Natural menopause is a condition that every healthy woman will experience as she reaches middle age. It is a natural, gradual process that occurs when a woman’s ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, and her lifetime supply of eggs becomes depleted. In addition to the cessation of menstruation and fertility, women going through menopause often experience a combination of symptoms.

Perimenopause

Perimenopause is the word that describes the time when a woman’s body transitions from her fertile, child-bearing years into middle age. During this natural transition, the body undergoes biologic changes resulting from declining ovarian hormone production.

The signs and effects of the menopause transition can begin as early as age 35, although most women become aware of the transition in their mid to late 40s. Normally lasting for several years, its duration varies for every woman, and its course is impossible to predict. During perimenopause, a woman’s menstrual cycle becomes irregular and varied, and fertility becomes diminished.

Every woman’s experience is different, but common symptoms of perimenopause include irregular menstrual periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and mood swings, depression, and weight gain.

Symptoms of Menopause and Perimenopause

Have you experienced…

  •     Acne
  •     Anxiety
  •     Bleeding changes
  •     Bloating
  •     Bone loss
  •     Breast tenderness
  •     Breast swelling
  •     Cold body temperature
  •     Decreased sex drive
  •     Depression
  •     Disturbed sleep
  •     Drowsiness
  •     Excess facial hair
  •     Fatigue
  •     Fibrocystic breasts
  •     Foggy thinking
  •     Headaches
  •     Heart palpitations

  •     Hot Flashes
  •     Incontinence
  •     Insomnia
  •     Irritability
  •     Loss of scalp hair
  •     Memory lapses
  •     Mood swings
  •     Muscle aches
  •     Nausea
  •     Night sweats
  •     Oily skin
  •     Sleep disturbances
  •     Tearfulness
  •     Tired
  •     Uterine fibroids
  •     Vaginal dryness
  •     Water retention
  •     Weight Gain

Our treatment protocol for symptoms of menopause and perimenopause includes an initial consultation, and may include vitamins & supplements, lifestyle counselling, diet, and compounded Bio-Identical Hormones.