Controlling the female figure and the menstrual cycle, estrogen is part of a well-known and much talked about hormone group that most commonly helps women who are peri-menopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal.
When a woman reaches menopause, her body’s hormone levels change. Sometimes, this change is drastic and causes a variety of difficulties. Hot flashes are the most well-known side effect, but menopause can bring a wide variety of symptoms, from vaginal dryness to osteoporosis. Common side effects of menopause include:
- Hot flashes
- Hair loss
- Wrinkles around eyes, mouth, and forehead
- Loss of sexual desire
- Changes in mood
- Painful cramping
- Vaginal dryness
The most effective way to treat the many side effects of menopause is to replace some of those lost hormones that are causing the symptoms. Compounding a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that replenishes these levels addresses these symptoms directly and reduces or eliminates the side effects a woman are experiencing.
Estrogen-only BHRT is recommended for patients who do not have a uterus. For a woman who has not had a hysterectomy, we can compound a combination of estrogen and progesterone (progestin), which will regulate the level of estrogen that could build up in the uterus.
Every female body is different, and hormone replacement therapy, the duration of treatment, and the challenges women face in menopause are all considered when prescribing BHRT for patients. Talk with us and your doctor about the personal challenges you’re facing, and we’ll help find the best solution for you.