Can we be brutally honest for a second? Aging can be no fun – less energy, more soreness and often time mores stress. Women are hit especially hard as their age starts to climb to their 40’s and 50’s. Estrogen, or a lack of it, is often one of the larger culprits of what makes aging so difficult. A lack of estrogen, as well as other hormones, can often signal menopause and many of the painful symptoms that accompany this change, but Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can help ease these symptoms.
As humans grow older our hormones typically decline. This affects everyone in different ways, but there is a general pattern. Men often suffer a large loss of testosterone, which is why you see commercials on ESPN for testosterone increasing products. Women typically suffer a significant loss of estrogen (but testosterone is important for ladies too!). A woman’s decline in hormones has a more well-defined range of ages then a man’s, which is why women have their decrease in hormones named and men don’t.
While many have experienced or are aware of the symptoms, you know what menopause (or more accurately, perimenopause) is like. For those of you who aren’t as aware, here is a list of symptoms that will often greet you: hot flashes, headaches, fatigue, night sweats, palpitations, and loss of bone strength.
Menopause is something that is unavoidable, and while the length and severity are unique to each person, the symptoms usually affect women in the same way for about the same length of time. So for the ladies wanting to lessen the burden of these symptoms, BHRT is what you need.
So, what is BHRT? It’s the cavalry of hormones your body needs. It will lessen your symptoms and make you feel like you did so many years ago when your body was producing a larger amount of hormones. In fact, hormone replacement is one of the most effective ways to decrease the frequency of hot flashes. The Steelman Clinic is waiting with open arms to help ease your painful symptoms and get you to feel the way you did so many years ago. The Steelman Clinic will test your hormone levels and see what hormone or hormones need to be adjusted. Don’t suffer any more then you must – come see us!