For many women who are going through menopause, the term “change of life” to refer to it is a mere understatement. It marks the time when the ovaries no longer produce enough estrogen (one of the two main sex hormones in women responsible for many crucial bodily functions). The dramatic decline in estrogen levels leads to the onset of distressing symptoms—such as hot flashes, fatigue, headaches, vaginal atrophy, vertigo, and increased risk for bone loss—which can have a profound impact on many aspects of a woman’s life.
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it is worth keeping in mind that while you can accept menopause as an inevitable part of aging, there’s something you can do to keep its symptoms from wreaking havoc on your physical and mental health, sense of self-worth, and quality of life.
Talk to your OB/GYN about bioidentical hormone replacement (BHRT). This could be a life-changing solution to your problem. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is BHRT and How Does It Work?
Bioidentical hormones, in essence, are manmade hormones, but what makes them different from those used in traditional hormone replacement therapies is that they have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as those generated by the human body. Bioidentical hormones are deemed safer and more effective to use.
Some prescription types of bioidentical hormones are premanufactured by a pharmaceutical company, but there are those that are made by a compounding pharmacist, based on a doctor’s order.
Bioidentical hormones are administered in time-released, tiny pellets that deliver a consistent and healthy level of hormones your body recognizes as its own for up to four months. These hormones are derived from an ingredient found in vegetables, such as yams and soybeans.
BRHT restores normal hormone levels, which are what your body needs to stay in tip-top condition and function optimally.
The procedure is done in your doctor’s office under local anesthesia. The pellets are usually inserted in the fatty tissue under your skin in your upper buttocks through a small incision that is then closed with skin tape. Immediately after the procedure, you are free to leave and go about your day.
Hormone Replacement Therapy in Miami, Florida
At Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy belongs to the comprehensive range of services we offer that reflects our unwavering dedication to advancing the health and well-being of the women in Miami and all of its surrounding places.
To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, particularly whether it is right for you, schedule a consultation with one of our women’s health experts today. Call our staff at (305) 981-0231. You may also use our convenient online form, and we will contact you as soon as possible to arrange your appointment.