As we age, we notice the physical changes to our appearance like fine lines and wrinkles. But this aging process is also happening internally, and for women, a major change happens in the 40s and 50s – menopause. The truth is that long before you stop cycling hormone fluctuations begin. In fact, changes begin 10-15 years before hitting clinical menopause. What’s worse, many women simply aren’t aware that the “random” symptoms they are experiencing are actually due to hormonal changes. The good news is that many of these issues can be reversed with the addition of bioidentical hormones. 

Signs You Could Be Struggling With Hormone Imbalance

Women are used to being taken on a bit of a ride every month, as our natural cycle involves the complex balance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Even young women can struggle with imbalance, creating anovulatory cycles or irregular periods. However, as we age, we all approach a universal shift into menopause (on average, age 51). Hormone changes are extremely common in the years leading up to menopause. We typically refer to this time as “perimenopause” which may begin in your early 40s. Some common signs and symptoms are:

These are just some of the most common complaints, so if you feel like something isn’t quite right, come in and see us to discuss. Usually, we discover a host of issues that seem unrelated but can all be traced back to hormonal imbalance.

Treatment With Bioidentical Hormones

After we discuss your concerns and determine that hormones could be the root cause of your health issues, we will do bloodwork to check your levels. Depending on the results, we will prescribe the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). At Synergy we use bioidentical hormones in pellet form, inserted every 4-6 months. We’ll draw blood again after some time on treatment to ensure that physiologic levels are reached. BHRT combined with lifestyle choices like daily movement, proper nutrition, and quality sleep can drastically improve your perimenopausal symptoms. While nothing will prevent menopause, using BHRT makes the transition easier for most.

To learn more about bioidentical hormones and how they can improve the quality of your life, schedule a consultation.



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