Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause
Tampa Bay Menopause Clinic, Tampa Rejuvenation, utilizes Bioidentical Hormones to help their patients regulate hormonal imbalances safely and effectively. By replacing the body’s hormones that are lost due to the aging process, from pre/perimenopause to post-menopause, women are able to achieve a longer life expectancy, as well as improve their emotional and physical experience in the everyday joys of life. Women from the Tampa Bay and surrounding Hillsborough County areas have found relief and renewed optimism after visiting one of Tampa Rejuvenation’s multiple Tampa, FL based locations and beginning a customized hormone program.
The experts at Tampa Rejuvenation use hormones that are identical, on a molecular level, to the natural hormones occurring in the body. The goal of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is to supplement low hormone levels and to restore the critical hormone balance in the system.
Hormones play a crucial role in the functioning of the body. The levels and balance of these hormones, also known as female hormone harmony, are extremely important to health, mood, and well-being. Medical professionals on the forefront of anti-aging medicine use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and related hormone replacement therapies to combat the aging process and its debilitating symptoms in women.
As a woman ages, her body becomes less effective in producing these vital hormones. Hormones fall to unhealthy levels creating hormone discrepancies in the body. Menopause, perimenopause, and other hormone syndromes are all characterized and caused by improper hormone levels. Female hormones must stay in perfect hormonal balance in order for the body to function optimally.
Conditions treated with Bioidentical Hormones can include:
- Anxiety and Depression
Women that are suffering from anxiety and depression may be suffering from these issues because of a hormone imbalance. Many people experiencing hormone loss can improve this condition with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Because hormones impact moods and brain chemistry, replenishing deficient hormones with Bioidentical versions can help to reduce both depression and anxiety.
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an autoimmune condition that is characterized with a feeling of mental and physical fatigue that lasts more than 24 hours. In this condition, people may also experience swollen lymph nodes, a chronic sore throat, body aches, flu-like symptoms, mental fogginess, and insomnia. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be able to help improve the immune system by replacing deficient hormones. Some people with Chronic Fatigue have been able to use Bioidentical Hormones to improve energy, sleep, and mental clarity and reverse the symptoms associated with chronic fatigue.
Menopause symptoms are usually in full affect after 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. During menopause, the ovaries are no longer making adequate amounts of estrogen and progesterone, and the adrenal glands have taken over the majority of the body’s hormone production. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offers treatments for menopause, and the goal of the treatment is to achieve an increased quality of life. Some of the symptoms that may occur during menopause include anxiety, fatigue, hot flashes, depression, night sweats, low libido, vaginal dryness, irritability, and thinning bones.
Perimenopause is the time before menopause, and during this stage, the ovaries begin to make fewer sex hormones in preparation for the cessation of reproduction. This stage may last from 4-6 years, and most women begin perimenopause in the early to mid-forties. However, each woman is different and may experience it earlier or later. Perimenopause can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms that are related to hormone decline. Some of the symptoms that are caused by hormone imbalances during perimenopause include fatigue, acne, irregular periods, bloating, increased PMS symptoms, weight gain, migraines, mood changes, amenorrhea, and infertility.
Many women may experience hormone imbalances during their reproductive years, which may lead to increased severity of PMS. Before the menstrual period begins, women may experience cramping, breast tenderness, headaches, fatigue, food cravings, moodiness, or acne. Balancing hormones can reduce the harshness of PMS and improve overall health and wellness.
- Vaginal Dryness
A reduced amount of estrogen and progesterone can cause vaginal secretions to dry up and create the issue of vaginal dryness. This usually happens during perimenopause and menopause, but it can also occur after childbirth or during the reproductive years. Vaginal dryness can create painful intercourse and issues climaxing; however, balancing hormones can allow healthy vaginal secretions to return.
Tampa Bay Menopause Clinic, Tampa Rejuvenation, has a team of knowledgeable hormone experts who will perform the appropriate testing to determine which hormones are out of balance and what dosages are needed to bring them back to optimal levels. Offering a variety of delivery options, each Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan is customized to fit the personal needs of all women in Tampa and the surrounding Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County areas.