Ah, the menopause fairy. You’ve heard of her, right? The one that steals your figure, then your mood? Before you know it, she’s got your sleep, patience, and even your eyesight! And what are you left with? A muffin top, hot flashes, a mustache, and an endless need for carbs, coffee, wine, and plenty of naps!
As much as we’d like to pin the blame on a mystical being, we can’t. The real culprit here is estrogen—or rather the lack thereof. In this article, we’ll discuss hormone replacement therapy, what it is, and how bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help get your life back on track.
Let’s Talk Estrogen
As you age, your body gradually produces less and less of this vital hormone, until one day, it just stops (poof!), and there you are: a moody, overweight mess with several menopausal symptoms and no sex drive.
A few years ago, your only option for counteracting this would have been a prescription drug—a synthetic form of progesterone called Provera or birth control pills. Now, however, you may have a new weapon in your arsenal: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
As a woman, you’ve probably been hearing more and more about “bioidentical hormones”—which are identical to the ones your own body produces—and how they’re safer for women than synthetic hormone replacement drugs. Despite what Big Pharma would have you believe, these claims are true!
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (or BHRT) is a more natural way of treating menopause and all the issues that come along with it—like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, and loss of muscle mass. And best of all? This type of hormone therapy is suitable for both women AND men!
We know that men don’t go through the exact same type of hormonal changes that women do during menopause, but they still can experience symptoms like fatigue and weight gain. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the perfect way to balance out your testosterone levels, which will make you feel younger than ever!
Why Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
BHRT is what your body was meant to experience. Synthetic hormone pills are simply chemicals that the pharmaceutical companies have created in a lab—and while they may treat some of the symptoms you’re experiencing, these drugs can cause a host of other problems.
Bioidentical hormones, on the other hand, are designed to perfectly mirror your body’s natural chemicals, making them much less likely to lead you down dangerous paths like blood clots and strokes!
BHRT provides so many benefits for women experiencing menopause symptoms:
- It can help you lose weight
- Reduce your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis
- Increase your energy
- Improve your moods (and temper)
- Give you a better night’s rest
- Boost your sex drive
- Improve your memory and cognitive abilities
- And even help you sleep better.
Rather than flooding your system with chemicals, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy allows you to return to hormonal balance naturally and safely. It’s the best way to keep your body youthful and vibrant—and make you feel like yourself again.
We know menopause is tough—but don’t give up hope just yet. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help you find the energy, sex drive, and zest for life you’re looking for.
Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for Me?
Although right for many people, we don’t want to push bioidentical hormone replacement therapy on everyone. There are many options available, and we want to make sure that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is right for your body, not just because it’s what everyone else is doing or because it sounds like a good idea at the moment.
Similar to anything you put in your body, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has side effects to consider. We want to ensure you are fully aware of the decision you’re making, and that you are comfortable with the possible side effects.
When a dosage is first administered, there is a possibility of unwanted side effects. As the body is not used to this new level of hormones, it may find it difficult to adapt at first. Certain side effects may be caused by hormone imbalances in the mixture. As the body comes to terms with the new quantity of hormones, unpleasant symptoms may occur.
Some common side effects of bioidentical hormone treatment include:
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Blurred vision
- Increased facial hair (women)
- Breast tenderness
If you are considering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, but don’t like the idea of any side effects, don’t hesitate to talk to us about your options. We can help you navigate through the complicated waters of menopause and determine whether or not bioidentical hormone treatment is right for you.
Happily Ever After Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
It’s time to say goodbye to the menopause fairy, and hello to your happily ever after: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
With first-rate service and the latest in cutting-edge treatments, we’ll make sure you feel like yourself again—and avoid missteps that could leave you feeling worse than before!
Innate Healthcare Institute provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy services for both women and men. We’d love to hear from you! We offer free consultations with our naturopathic team. Visit our website, or you can always call us at 602.603.3118 to schedule today!