Menopause is an inevitable part of women’s lives that can be difficult to cope with. While women can’t stop menopause, they can do something to combat the troublesome side effects that come with it. Bio-identical hormone therapy is a safe, effective way to improve your mood and energy level while releasing you from one of menopause’s most notorious symptoms: hot flashes.
At Medical Aesthetics of New England, we’re proud to provide the most cutting-edge treatment techniques with the goal of improving the quality of life of our patients. Contact us today to schedule your bio-identical hormone therapy consultation.
What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormone therapy is a safer, more effective alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapy. While traditional hormone replacement therapy has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, bio-identical hormone therapy has proven to be safe and effective. This is because it is chemically identical to the hormones the body naturally produces.
In recent years, bio-identical hormone therapy has been used more and more often in wellness practices across the country to help men and women alike deal with the hormonal fluctuations of age. Women have an especially difficult time dealing with these changes, particularly during and after menopause. Menopause is the absence of a period of 12 months, accompanied by hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and changes in mood. Our practice can help concoct the perfect combination of hormones to help relieve each patient’s menopause symptoms while lessening the frequency and intensity of hot flashes.
Hormones and Menopause
The average woman reaches menopause at the age of 51, but it can start in women as young as 30. During and after menopause, hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone are produced in significantly smaller quantities than they were throughout the rest of a woman’s life.
This sharp decline in hormone balance can cause a number of adverse life changes, including:
- Mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased libido
- Lowered bone density
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Trouble falling and staying asleep
Hot flashes are perhaps the most notorious side effect of menopause. These brief but intense sensations of heat occur when the blood vessels in the head and neck open more widely than usual. This allows more blood to enter the area, creating and circulating heat.
Because all of these physical and emotional changes can be linked back to the fluctuating hormone levels associated with menopause, they can all be improved and even eliminated with bio-identical hormone therapy. Through bio-identical hormone therapy, women can replace lost hormones with compounds that are chemically identical to those that their body produces. At Medical Aesthetic of New England, we even have a special bio-identical hormone treatment path that is tailored specifically to combat hot flashes.
Interested in undergoing this state-of-the-art hormone therapy? Contact Medical Aesthetics of New England today to schedule a consultation appointment. During this appointment, we can begin to assess your current hormone levels, and create a comprehensive bio-identical hormone plan that will combat your unique symptoms.