How Hormone Replacement Helps Treat Menopause
Menopause is the end of a woman’s reproductive cycle – when she stops producing the hormones her body needs to conceive and carry child. The average age for menopause onset is right around 50. But menopause can also occur as early as a woman’s late 30s – or as late as their early 60s.
However, the hormones that regulate fertility and reproduction also affect virtually every other aspect of a woman’s body, from metabolism and weight gain, to youthful skin, bone density and sexual drive and sensation. So, the menopausal decrease in hormones can also cause a wide variety of frustrating symptoms and serious health problems in a woman’s body.
Fortunately, the SottoPelle Method offers a safe, natural and effective method of replacing declining hormones during and after menopause that can offer lasting relief from the difficult, painful and often dangerous effects of menopausal hormone decline.
Symptoms of Menopause
Some symptoms and side effects of menopausal hormone decline are well known: hot flashes, low energy, mood swings, sleep disruption, and weight gain (especially around the belly).
The hormone decline of menopause can also wreak havoc on a woman’s sex life by causing: low libido; decreased vaginal lubrication; vagina itching, pain and dryness; decreased sexual sensation; pain during intercourse; vaginal looseness or laxity; and, less frequent or less intense orgasms.
But many women do not realize that the hormone changes of menopause can also cause urinary incontinence, bone density loss (osteoporosis), and give rise to an increased risk of serious illnesses including breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
How Hormone Replacement Reduces Menopause Symptoms
The good news is that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a highly effective treatment for the symptoms of estrogen decline. In addition to remedying the more superficial consequences of hormone deficiency, such as hot flashes, hormone replacement therapy can also help protect against serious diseases such as osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, and cardiovascular and artery disease. Research also indicates that hormone replacement also helps guard against cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s disease!
One in every three women over the age of 50 years old will experience a broken bone due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. And, type 2 diabetes is the number 4 killer of women ages 55 to 64. While up to half of all deaths in women after age 50 are due to some form of cardiovascular disease!
So, the importance of replacing missing hormones during and after menopause cannot be underestimated.
Why Use Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement for Menopause?
Remaining healthy and living an active life during and after menopause depends on a multitude of factors including diet, activity level, and other lifestyle influences. But, just as women routinely supplement their diets with vitamins and minerals to stay healthy, it is also often necessary to replenish the hormones that are missing from the body.
The most effective, safest and most natural method of replacing declining or deficient hormones is with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Pellets.
A single SottoPelle Method hormone pellet implant in our Phoenix, AZ office steadily and consistently releases low doses of hormones for up to 5 months. And, unlike synthetic hormones that are created in a laboratory, SottoPelle bioidentical hormone replacement therapy pellets are comprised of hormones extracted from 100% natural plant-based sources. These bioidentical hormones contain the exact same molecular structure as the human body’s naturally produced hormones – making them safer and meaning they will be recognized and effectively used by the body’s cells and organs.
Additionally, unlike hormone pills, shots or creams – that put the body on a roller coaster of hormone ups and downs – time-released hormone pellets deliver hormones the way that the body does:
• consistently over time,
• from within the body (not through the stomach or skin),
• only when the body needs them!
Additionally, unlike daily pills, messy creams and unsightly patches, there is nothing to have to remember to take or apply! And there is no mess or smell like there is with creams, and no ugly patches to hide or replace.
Why Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is Safe for Menopause
Several national women’s health organizations, including The North American Menopause Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and The Endocrine Society have all stated that hormone therapy is a safe therapy for relief of menopause symptoms in healthy women.
Previously, there were some concerns that taking estrogen alone increased the risk for uterine cancer. However, subsequent clinical research has shown that taking progesterone hormones combined with estrogen greatly reduces this risk.
And, in clinical studies conducted in the last 15 years, while synthetic progestins increased the risk of breast cancer, bioidentical progesterone has been shown to actually reduce the risk of breast cancer! (Fournier A, Berrino F, Clavel-Chapelon F. “Unequal risks for breast cancer associated with different hormone replacement therapies: results from the E3N cohort study.” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2007.)
Women’s health experts agree that the importance of reversing the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s and other life-threatening conditions far outweigh any other concerns.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause – Phoenix, AZ
Hormone replacement therapy has been used for decades to reduce the common symptoms of menopause such as painful intercourse, mood swings and hot flashes. But revolutionary BHRT pellets also safely and effectively protect post-menopausal women from fractured bones, heart disease, diabetes, cognitive decline and certain cancers.
If you and your doctor believe hormone replacement therapy is the right treatment for you, the SottoPelle Method of hormone replacement offers the safest, most consistent, most effective and most convenient form of HRT for menopausal women.
If you live in the greater Phoenix, AZ area schedule a personalized hormone replacement consultation at SottoPelle today. And if you are outside of the Phoenix area, you can find a SottoPelle® hormone replacement provider HERE.