Menopause symptoms and treatment using BHRT
Menopause is a natural process and occurs when a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods (diagnosed after 12 months of no menstrual periods). The reproductive cycle begins to slow down and eventually stops. Patients begin to make less estrogen, a hormone that regulates the menstrual cycle.
According to statistics from the National Library of Medicine, approximately 1.3 million women in the United States become menopausal each year. The average age is 51– 52 years old, but 5% of women experience early menopause at 40, and there are 1% of cases when a woman experiences premature menopause before the age of 40.
Causes of menopause
Resources state that women who smoke and are underweight experience menopause faster, though being overweight does not seem to have an impact. Often, menopause occurs at about the same age as the patient`s mother. But it is worth remembering the peculiarity of the female body, and that this manifests in each woman in its own way.
It’s worth noting that menopause can occur for other reasons besides natural factors. These include premature menopause, which we have already mentioned: when a woman has an ovarian failure, it is associated not only with smoking but also with radiation exposure, and chemotherapy drugs, which impair the blood supply to the ovaries.
As a rule, menopause brings big changes in a woman’s life, because it takes away the ability of women to give birth. However, this is not the only consequence, menopause is also accompanied by a number of symptoms and various manifestations. In this article, we will describe how menopause manifests itself and what hormone therapy treatments we offer.
Every woman’s body is unique. According to the National Institute on Aging, there are women who have mild symptoms, some who do not experience discomfort, and some who may have more severe symptoms – and what is very interesting is that it also depends on ethnicity and race.
The main symptoms that can occur:
Menopause treatment using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
One of the most effective ways to reduce symptoms of menopause is hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
HRT involves the use of manufactured hormones from synthetic sources, while bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) involves the use of hormones derived from natural sources.
BHRT is produced in a laboratory from plants (wild yam, cactus, or soy), but the structure and function of these hormones are identical to those of hormones produced by the human body.
BHRT can be beneficial because it contains hormones that are similar to the ones naturally produced in the body, which can lead to fewer side effects and a more comfortable transition for the body.
Mega Aid uses bioidentical hormones for perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms.
As the amount of hormones decreases with age, this causes the symptoms we described earlier.
More advantages of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy: improves sexual experience by increasing estrogen levels; makes nails and hair stronger by increasing the production of proteins such as collagen; promotes better sleep, as hormone therapy helps to stabilize hormonal levels; reduces menopausal symptoms (night sweats, mood swings, lack of energy, hot flashes).
Bioidentical hormones are quite common, with studies showing that approximately 1 to 2.5 million women in the United States over the age of 40 are taking combined bioidentical hormones.
Types of hormones used in replacement therapy for menopause
Progesterone and testosterone are the most common bioidentical hormones, and Mega Aid also uses estradiol, pregnanolone, and estriol in hormone replacement treatment plans.
Mega Aid manufactures a bioidentical hormone replacement compounds in a USP-compliant laboratory that is customized to specific patient needs. Since the human body is unique and requires an individualized approach, compound treatment can be a perfect option.
To simplify medication regimen, Mega Aid has the ability to make a single BHRT medication with multiple hormones in customized dosage according to patient needs. Such approach may be far more convenient for patients than prescribing several separate drugs with different regimens.