Menopause. Sure, it’s natural—but ladies, can we just say it out loud? Sometimes mama nature sucks.
However, there’s good news for women suffering menopause and its symptoms: bioidentical hormone therapy for menopause works!
Bioidentical hormone therapy for menopause gets you off the rollercoaster and back on track for a better day. Read on to understand the 4 stages of menopause, and how BHRT at MedSpa at ChristiMD helps you have a better day.
Let’s pause to understand menopause.
The “change” comes to all women, whether from natural aging or non-biological causes such as hysterectomy, medication, physical trauma, and other causes.
The term “menopause” refers to a specific time on the menopause cycle. According to the National Institute on Aging, “Menopause is a point in time 12 months after a woman’s last period.”
Menopause as a cycle has three other stages. Ladies, aren’t we the lucky ones?
4 Stages of Menopause
Menopause itself is actually the 3rd of 4 stages of menopause. They are:
This covers everything before perimenopause, back when we were symptom-free and in our most fertile years.
This stage, between pre-menopause and menopause, marks the beginning of the symptoms of menopause, including:
- Fluctuating cycle timing & duration
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Lack of sex drive
- Mental fog
- Aches in joints/muscles
And we have arrived. Menopause includes 12 months directly after your menstrual cycle ends.Symptoms you may experience include:
- Hot flashes (yes, these keep coming)
- Heart rate fluctuations
- Hair loss
- Breast volume loss
- Growth of more facial hair
- Urinary incontinence (because of pelvic floor relaxation)
Congratulations—you’re over 1 year out past your last period. You can now claim the title of “Post Menopausal” for the rest of your life.
The good news? Your perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms begin to subside.
The bad news? The decreased estrogen levels make you run a higher risk for osteoporosis and heart issues. According to modern research, up to 20% of bone loss can happen post-menopause. Osteoporosis affects about 1 in 10 women worldwide over the age of 60.
Menopausal transition also alters a woman’s body composition, lipids and lipoproteins, which can contribute to cardiovascular disease, especially during post-menopause.
Though women are all different and will take different amounts of time to progress from perimenopause to post-menopause, the average is around 1 to 3 years.
This begs the question: how do you help the willy-nilly hormonal imbalance cause by menopause?
Bioidentical hormone therapy for menopause works!
BHRT at MedSpa at ChristiMD helps you reclaim functionality and daily wellness. Some of the possible benefits include:
- Renewed energy
- Improved mental clarity
- Less depression and anxiety
- Improved overall sense of well-being
- Better skin integrity
- Improved blood flow
- Improved sex drive
- Better sexual function
- Better sleep
- Decreased body fat
- Less hot flashes
- Fewer & less severed night sweats
- Protection from age-related conditions such as:
- Heart disease
Replacement Hormones for Menopause
Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural plant sources, and are chemically identical to your body’s hormones.
If you’re having bioidentical hormone replacement thereapy for menopause, you are almost guaranteed to have dosages of the following three bioidentical hormones.
This hormone affects vaso-motor control, stabilizing blood vessels and improving flow. This will help with your hot flashes.
Also, estrogen helps deliver a sense of ease and well being, while promoting the health of your bladder and vagtina.
Taken orally once a day before bedtime, progesterone helps you sleep better. If your uterus is still intact, it also helps keep your uterine lining from building up, a problem which could lead to cancer.
Testosterone helps you have more energy, muscle mass, libido, & strength. Surprisingly, testosterone also promotes vaginal wall health and lubrication.
Related: Know the signs that you need BHRT.
News Flash: You could be a great candidate.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Christi, and talk openly about your symptoms. She’ll ask a lot of questions, run tests, and help you discover if menopause is causing your issues.
Even if it isn’t, there may be a great treatment at MedSpa at ChristiMD just waiting to help you get back to feeling like you again.
MedSpa at ChristiMD is Houston’s premiere BHRT provider.
Our team of medical professionals truly believes that when we feel good, we can better spread joy to those around us. With this feeling comes the energy to approach life’s everyday challenges in high spirits.
Contact us with your questions, and to explore possibilities. In addition to our face and body procedures, MedSpa at ChristiMD in Houston, TX, offers trusted, clinically proven treatments to enhance patient’s sexual health and wellness.