Menopausal women experience abrupt hormonal changes that can detrimentally affect social functioning and wellbeing. Synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women is harmful.
However, thanks to bio-identical HRT, menopausal women don’t need to suffer anymore and don’t need to fear any of the risks with synthetic HRT.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using the pellet method has greatly changed the manner in which women age. In the past women died during childbirth, and PMS and menopause was just another stage of life to be endured by all and lived with. Today, we have natural hormone replacement therapy to help combat hormone imbalances.
Estrogen is the most important hormone for women; the loss of estrogen puts her at an increased risk for osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, impaired vision and Parkinson’s disease. The longer a woman is without estrogen, the greater her risk for serious health consequences.
Estrogen receptors are in varying organs throughout the body which is why hormonal imbalances produce a variety of symptoms such as skin elasticity, moodiness, bone shrinkage and cognitive decline. Estrogen is also thought to be a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. This is noticeable when estrogen levels rise in the first week of menses, their overall effect is to increase the amount of serotonin available between the brain’s nerve cells leading to an increase in mood.
The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin which supports emotional balance. Studies on testosterone therapy have demonstrated that testosterone can provide women with mental clarity, increased libido and muscle tone and mass. When women experience low testosterone they often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle tone. By not having bio-identical hormone therapy, the deficiency or imbalance of testosterone can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis and pain in the muscles and joints.
Is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for You?
If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalances, such as difficulty sleeping, moody, anxious, depressed, decreased muscle strength, and reduced sexual desire, he or she might be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy.