Each year 1.3 million women enter the menopausal stage of life, a normal process that occurs as women age. Unfortunately, many women experience some unpleasant symptoms as a part of this transition into the next phase of life. You don’t have to be one of the many millions who suffer in silence, however.
At Airport Plaza Spine & Wellness our knowledgeable team can help you start to feel like yourself again. Take a moment to learn more Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and whether it’s right for you.
Signs you are entering menopause
As you get closer to menopause, your ovaries produce less estrogen. This typically happens between the ages of 45 and 55. The shortage of hormones can trigger several symptoms.
• Hot flashes
• Weight gain
• Night sweats
• Trouble sleeping
• Loss of muscle mass
• Changes in mood
• Loss of energy
• Vaginal dryness
• Pain during sex
These symptoms may be a sign that you’re coming to the end of your reproductive period. This doesn’t mean it’s an end to your enjoyment of life, though.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Since your hormones are such an integral part of the chemical messages your body sends, the slightest imbalance can cause your bodily functions to go haywire. This is why your body struggles to regulate basic functions such as sleep, mood, temperature and appetite.
BHRT aims to restore your hormones to their optimal balance. As you get closer to your ideal levels, your symptoms should subside. While many women use hormone therapy to treat their symptoms, it can also reduce your mortality rate for chronic diseases. Think of BHRT as a way to help your body get the hormones it can no longer produce on its own.
How are Bio-Identical Hormones different?
Traditionally, synthetic hormones used in replacement therapy were derived from such sources as the urine of pregnant horses. Bioidentical Hormones, on the other hand, come from plant sources, such as soybeans and yams. Because they’re made in a lab, bio-identical hormones have the advantage of being able to come in a wide range of dosage combinations, so you tailor your therapy to your individual needs.
These hormones get custom made for you based on your saliva test. This can get you closer to your optimal levels faster than with more “natural” hormone therapy.
Our approach: Compassion and care
The Airport Plaza Spine & Wellness approach combines high levels of compassion and care in helping you regain your quality of life. The first step in your hormone therapy is a physical exam and review of your medical history.
Next, your hormone levels get checked along with a comprehensive blood test. Once the team at Airport Plaza Spine & Wellness determines whether you’re a good candidate, they create a custom treatment plan.
Your Board Certified Physician will work with you to decide what method of administration works best for you. You have several easy options to choose from including: injections, patches or a topical cream or gel.
The Board Certified Physicians at Airport Plaza Spine & Wellness take an active role in your treatment by monitoring your progress and making required changes as they arise.
Find relief from your menopause symptoms
When you meet with the Physicians and staff at Airport Plaza Spine & Wellness, you take your health and enjoyment of life in your hands, knowing that you don’t have to accept all of the symptoms that come with menopause. The first step is to determine if you’re a good candidate for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Call us today at 732-END PAIN and take your life back once and for all!