Menopause is defined as the cessation of fertility cycles in the female body. It is technically in effect when one year has passed since your last menstrual period. Though a natural part of every woman’s life, it often comes with many uncomfortable symptoms. In actuality, only about 25% of women pass through menopause without enduring severe effects of the hormonal change going on within. For the other 75%, hormone therapy may be an option to alleviate the symptoms and reestablish quality of life.
Naturally produced by a woman’s ovaries, the hormones estrogen, testosterone and progesterone begin to decrease in production during menopause. Hormone therapy addresses these diminished hormonal amounts by supplementing them directly. Taken on a balanced regimen, hormone therapy can provide alleviation of hot flashes, sleep disturbances, mood swings, weight gain, thinning hair, and other menopause-related symptoms.
There is one reliable method of safe hormone therapy and that is using bio-identical estrogen, testosterone and progesterone delivered by pellet therapy. Women who have not undergone a hysterectomy will usually require the triple therapy. Women who no longer have a uterus may not need progesterone treatment.
Menopause is a trying time for any woman. Hormone therapy may be able to help you lessen the unfortunate symptoms that come along with it.