Menopause is a natural consequence of aging. Simply put, it is the cessation of a woman’s menstrual cycle known as meno (period) pause (stop). The ovaries produce three main hormones. The loss of these hormones produce variable symptoms in each individual patient as the hormone levels decrease. This process usually begins years before the patients last period.
Symptoms are a direct result of low levels of the following hormones:
Low sex drive, inability to climax, decreased energy, feeling sad or blue, dry skin, inability to produce vaginal lubrication.
Insomnia, erratic or heavy periods, moodiness, tearfulness, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, irritability, heart palpitations.
Hot flashes, night sweats, feeling warm all the time, poor memory or concentration, anomia (cannot name things), vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, skin and nail thinning, hair loss, wrinkles.
Natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, customized and individually managed, is an effective treatment for menopause and its symptoms. A thorough review of the medical literature supports the claim that bio-identical hormones have a distinctly different effect on patients than their synthetic counterparts. With respect to the risk for breast cancer, heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, substantial scientific evidence demonstrates that bio-identical hormones are safer than commonly used synthetic and even natural oral formulations.