A woman’s body is subjected to many challenges. Menstruation, childbirth and menopause are just a few of the natural demands that your body must accommodate over time. Women’s hormones are the essential factors that can make these biological conditions function in a healthy way. Don’t let a hormone imbalance prevent you from leading a fulfilling and wholesome life. The team of skilled specialists at Envoque MD in Scottsdale, AZ can help you make an informed choice to replace your body’s natural hormones when the time comes.
What Is Menopause?
Menopause is a natural process that women must go through. It signals the end of menstruation or the cycles of monthly periods. A woman who does not experience periods for a minimum of 12 months straight may be entering into the menopause phase.
How Does Menopause Affect My Body?
Menopause may or may not be accompanied by symptoms. Some women may hardly experience any changes, while others may feel significantly distressed.
The cessation of periods is common to all women. Other than that, a few of the common symptoms include :
- Cessation of periods
- Vaginal changes-thinning of the lining of the vagina, that may make sex uncomfortable.
- Hot flushes or flashes in the neck and face areas that make you feel warm and restless.
- Sleep changes
- Night-time sweating
- Osteoporosis, or weakening of the bone density
- Increase in weight
- Decreased sexual desire
- Weight gain
- Mood swings and depression
- Inability to concentrate
- Dry skin and itchiness
Do Women’s Hormone Levels Fall In Menopause?
The onset of menopause heralds a change in a woman’s life as the ovaries begin to age and reduce the production of hormones, particularly estrogen. A fall or alteration of hormone levels accompanies menopause and may be the cause of the unpleasant changes experienced during this phase and around it (‘perimenopausal phase’).
Will Hormone Therapy Help Me During Menopause?
Hormonal therapy for women can help provide relief from some of the symptoms of menopause. This is especially true since a hormonal imbalance may not always be corrected by any other means such as diet or exercise. The therapy can also help counter the thinning of bones.
How Does it Work?
Hormone replacement therapy uses hormones similar to the body’s biological ones, to counter the deficiency in the body. Estrogen and progesterone hormones are given in the form of tablets, creams, patches or gels.
If you are interested in learning more about the many benefits hormone replacement can provide you, reach out to us here at Envoque MD in Scottsdale, AZ for a consultation.