As a woman ages, hormone levels naturally decrease. This decrease in hormones is the ultimate cause of a woman entering menopause. Many women will begin experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalances several years before entering menopause. Women in perimenopause are also likely to experience symptoms long before periods completely stop.
Natural hormone replacement therapy is one option for counteracting these hormone imbalances. Natural hormone replacement therapy is similar to traditional hormone therapy but uses bioidentical hormones rather than synthetic. There are many benefits to using natural hormone replacement therapy to manage your symptoms as you enter this new stage of life.
Risk of Cancer
Traditional hormone therapy using synthetic hormones has been found to increase the risk of cancer, particularly when used for a long period of time. More studies are needed to determine how natural hormone replacement therapy affects cancer risk. However, there are several indications that natural hormones do not carry the same risk as synthetic. While the risk of cancer may still exist with prolonged treatment, the risk does seem to be decreased when using natural hormones.
One of the common complaints of women as their hormones wane is a lack of energy. Natural hormone replacement therapy can help you regain some of the energy you have been missing. Declining levels of progesterone affect energy, mental clarity, and motivation. Replacing this hormone with bioidentical hormones can help counteract these effects.
Increased Sex Drive
Another complaint of women entering this stage of life is a decreased sex drive or vaginal dryness. If you are experiencing these symptoms and it is adversely affecting your relationships, natural hormone replacement therapy can help you get your love life back on track. Many women still want to be intimate with their partners, but find it difficult as hormones wane. Natural hormone treatments can get you back to where you want to be.
If you are experiencing symptoms of decreased hormone levels and have tried lifestyle changes without results, contact us today for an appointment to discuss your options. We will check your hormone levels and determine the best course of treatment for you.