It’s finally happened. You have experienced your first hot flash. As if that wasn’t enough, you have had several more. You now know what everyone has been talking about and why they are so uncomfortable. You also know that it marks the approach of menopause. As you stand in front of the fan for the fifth time today, you would like to know what the connection is between hot flashes and menopause. Rest assured that you are going through something completely normal as you prepare yourself for what is going to happen next in this stage of your life.
How Are Hot Flashes and Menopause Related?
Hot flashes are caused by dips in hormone levels related to menopause. Menopause is the point in your life when your reproductive system shuts down. It doesn’t happen overnight. It is a gradual process that takes place as your estrogen and progesterone levels drop. As your body prepares for this phase of life, you will endure many symptoms. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, fatigue, and a loss of libido are typical problems associated with menopause. Some women hardly notice any changes, while others experience extreme symptoms. Every woman is different.
What Can You Do About Hot Flashes?
If you are experiencing hot flashes and other symptoms, you can try lifestyle changes. Get more active, relieve stress, and eat healthier foods. When those changes are not enough, consider hormone replacement therapy to bring your hormone levels back where they were before menopause approached.
How Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Help?
When your hormones drop, hormone replacement therapy can restore balance to your body. As balance is restored, you will begin to feel more like you did when your reproductive hormones were behaving. When you come in for your consultation, we will walk you through everything involved in hormone replacement therapy and develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs.
How Can You Begin Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes and Menopause?
To get started with hormone replacement therapy, visit Envoque MD to find out if it is right for you. We may begin by taking a blood sample to determine if low hormones are the source of your problem. If they are, we can then begin developing a treatment plan just for you. Hot flashes and menopause usually go hand in hand, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Spare yourself from feeling miserable. Contact either of our offices in Scottsdale or Mesa to get started on your journey with hormone replacement therapy.