When is Hormone Replacement Therapy the Best Solution for Menopausal Symptoms?
The average age for menopause in the United States is 51, but physical and emotional changes can begin long before menstruation ends and can last for several years. These changes are the result of hormonal imbalances that develop during this transition. Once you’re on the other side of menopause — the end of fertility and periods — symptoms may subside, but in the meantime, they can adversely affect your quality of life and impact your intimate relationships.
Fortunately, you don’t have to simply endure this disruptive change of life. At Inbloom Health + Medispa in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Dr. Tanya Lawson is a naturopathic physician who specializes in integrative medicine for women. Dr. Lawson and her experienced team of health care providers understand the underlying causes of menopause and the associated hormonal problems. They offer hormone replacement therapy to help reduce symptoms so you feel better physically and emotionally.
While it may feel as if your whole system is going haywire, menopause is a natural part of a woman’s aging process. Common symptoms associated with menopause include:
- Weight gain
- Low libido
- Sleep problems
- Urinary tract infections
- Brain fog
- Mood swings
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness and discomfort
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Breast tenderness
- Changes in hair texture and volume
Menopause affects every woman differently, so you may have some symptoms that are more severe than others. Many of these symptoms are the result of a drop in estrogen and progesterone levels. Up until this time in your life, your body has been producing enough of these hormones to keep you balanced, but with the transition to menopause, you begin making less of the hormones you need to feel your best.
Common symptoms of lower progesterone and estrogen levels include vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and bone loss. Hormone replacement therapy that includes synthetic versions of these hormones can provide relief from these symptoms and also help prevent bone loss as you get older.
When hormone replacement therapy is the best solution
If menopausal symptoms have turned your life upside down, hormone replacement therapy may be the best solution. We offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) — synthetic, plant-based hormones that are molecularly identical to the hormones your body produces.
BHRT is a popular form of hormone replacement therapy because the hormones mimic your natural hormones, and your body can easily metabolize them. Many women prefer bioidentical hormones over traditional hormone therapy because BHRT is a more natural option.
BHRT offers a customized remedy for hormonal imbalances
Dr. Lawson customizes a BHRT plan based on your individual needs so you get the right amount of each hormone to bring your body back into balance, physically and emotionally. We offer hormone replacement therapy in different forms, including:
- Pellet implants
- Oral medications
- Topical creams
- Skin patches
We help you decide which delivery method is right for you, based on your medical needs and lifestyle. We continue to work with you, adjusting the dosage as needed to ensure you get the maximum benefit from the therapy. Over time, your body adjusts to the hormonal supplements, and you get relief from many of the undesirable symptoms brought on by menopause.
Many women don’t seek medical attention for the life-altering changes of menopause, but if you’re bothered by your symptoms, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Give our Londonderry, New Hampshire office a call today at (603) 818-8777 or request an appointment online anytime.