Thriving Through Menopause With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
We all experience ups and downs with our hormones. Sometimes they come on a monthly basis and sometimes on a daily basis. Hormone fluctuations are a natural part of life, but the biggest, most impactful hormone struggles for many women come during menopause. Davis California Menopause Doctor, Michael Reed, M.D., is trained to recognize hormone imbalances in women, and custom tailors each treatment plan based on the patient’s specific needs.
Some women seem to experience menopause with only minor discomfort, while others experience severe, disruptive symptoms. While you can’t stop menopause from occurring, there are solutions to reduce many of the worst symptoms.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a treatment option that can help you through menopause without sacrificing your well-being or quality of life. Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is a natural treatment option that many women find preferable to synthetic hormone replacement solutions. Learn more about natural hormone therapy and speak with your local Davis California Menopause Doctor, Michael Reed, M.D., in Yolo County, trained in helping women transition through this time with confidence and grace.
A Little About Menopause
Menopause is a process that occurs when your body’s natural supply of eggs is depleted, and your ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone. Menopause typically occurs anywhere between ages 41–59, although some procedures, genetic factors, and lifestyle factors can prompt menopause to occur early.
- Common Symptoms of Menopause
- Hair Thinning
- Hot Flashes
- Loss of Libido
- Night Sweats
- Trouble Sleeping Through The Night
- Vaginal Dryness
When estrogen and progesterone production lowers, follicle-stimulating hormones and luteinizing hormones increase. This combination is responsible for many of the symptoms of menopause. Testosterone levels may also fluctuate during this time, causing a loss in energy, strength and libido.
With a variety of methods, including hormone therapy, Dr. Michael Reed can help you with your menopausal symptom management, and even find new energy and vigor in your sexual life!”
Treating Menopause With Natural Hormone Therapy
While hormone replacement therapy can’t stop your body from going through this natural process, it can help to reduce or eliminate many of the associated symptoms. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a particular form of hormone replacement therapy that uses, as the name suggests, bioidentical hormones.
Bioidentical hormones are hormones derived from natural sources such as soy and yams, but what makes them truly unique is that they are chemically identical to the natural hormones that your body normally produces. This means that when you give your body bioidentical hormones to supplement those that your body is not producing, it really can’t tell the difference! This is not the case with synthetic hormones.
Synthetic hormones are not identical to your body’s natural hormones. Synthetic hormones are altered with unnatural chemical components so that their formulas can be patented by their manufacturers. Many women have tried synthetic hormones but later switched to bioidentical hormones because of adverse side-effects caused by the synthetic hormones.
Personalized Treatment Plan
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is a treatment that is personalized just for your body and your lifestyle by Davis California Menopause Doctor, Dr. Michael Reed. First, Dr. Reed will review your symptoms, medical history, and hormone profile to determine which hormones your body needs in order to find relief from the menopause symptoms you are experiencing. Dr. Reed will prescribe specific hormones, in specific doses. Typically, doctors will prescribe the lowest dose taken over the shortest period of time for your health.
Bioidentical hormones are also available in different forms. Compounding pharmacies produce bioidentical hormones as creams, pills, subdermal pellets, injections, patches and more. Each form has its own benefits, and some women respond better to certain forms than others. Davis California Menopause Doctor, Michael Reed, M.D., will discuss these differences with you and together the two of you will find the right treatment for your body and your lifestyle.
Don’t Suffer Any Longer. Hormone Therapy Can Help
If you are experiencing harsh symptoms that won’t seem to go away due to menopause, the time to find a solution is now. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a powerful, natural solution that has been instrumental in helping many women just like you find relief.
Davis California Menopause Doctor, Michael Reed, M.D., has over twenty years of experience treating women going through menopause in Sacramento and the wider Yolo County areas, and he will help guide you through this transitional period while reducing or eliminating your symptoms.