What is Menopause?
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop producing eggs, her body produces less estrogen and progesterone, and menstruation becomes less frequent, eventually stopping altogether. Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. Menopause is medically defined as the time in which a woman ceases to menstruate for the duration of 12 months. Long before a woman’s menstruation stops, she will have already noticed a change (perimenopause). Over time, her periods will become shorter in length and she will notice a loss of energy, a decrease in strength, and a decline in libido. Her mood will become altered and she may be more agitated, depressed, apathetic, and forgetful. Perimenopause, is defined as this transitional period from normal menstrual periods to no periods at all, and can begin up to 10 years before menopause. Physiologically during this time your hormones are changing – you are experiencing the loss of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
Unfortunately, there is no way to stop menopause, it’s a natural cycle of life. Every woman will go through menopause at some point in her life, the difference is how you deal with this normal aging process. Natural Bio-identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) is the best way to replace hormones and to manage the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. At this time of your life, BHRT is prescribed mainly for two reasons: to help alleviate the unpleasant menopausal symptoms and to slow down the aging process.
Hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping and weight gain are the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance as a woman ages. Perimenopause weight gain is often misdiagnosed and is one of the first signs of hormonal imbalance. These signs of menopause or early menopause are also related to your stress levels, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and the environmental toxins that your body is exposed to on a daily basis.
Thankfully, the solution today is easy: Bio-identical Hormones for Menopause. Before Rejuvenate Doctor starts you on bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, we will obtain the baseline hormonal evaluation either by a blood, 24hour urine test or a saliva test.
Rejuvenate Doctor’s hormone balancing program uses only natural, plant-derived bio-identical hormones, which are identical to the body’s natural chemistry, in combination with nutrition and fitness programs.
Suzanne Somers was the first celebrity promoting Bio-identical Hormones through her books: Ageless, The Sexy Years, Breakthrough and through her many appearances speaking on Hormone Replacement Therapy. She refers to the symptoms of menopause as the seven dwarfs: Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful and All-Dried Up! The good news is these “new friends” can easily be banished from your life with a little help from good nutrition, exercise and bio-identical hormone therapy. Suzanne describes how bio-identical hormone replacement therapy relieved her menopausal symptoms, increased her energy levels, increased her sexual desire and recaptured her overall zest for life!
Choosing natural bio-identical hormones is the best way to replace hormones. The many benefits are felt immediately when you start on Rejuvenate Doctor’s bio-identical hormones for menopause treatment program. One-by-one, the seven dwarfs will begin to depart! The hot flashes, the night sweats, the irritability, and the loss of energy and strength begin to subside. Your libido will be restored and you will begin to feel more control over your emotions. The term “menopausal” will no longer define and control your life!
Without menopause symptoms, most women experience a huge relief of stress, allowing them to relax more and enjoy life. The onset of menopause means no more periods, no more PMS, and no more of the related symptoms and inconveniences, in many cases it can actually provide some well deserved relief! This usually means more flexibility for traveling and for enjoying yourself without worrying about your cycle. Additionally, you won’t have to plan your sex life around your cycle and you won’t have to worry about getting pregnant. There are actually some upsides of menopause!
Menopause hormone balancing is easy
At Rejuvenate Doctor menopause hormone imbalances are detected by medical testing. Medical testing evaluates all major hormones (sex hormones, adrenal hormones and thyroid hormones) to determine which are out of optimal range. All hormones in the body work in synergy, if only a few hormones are replaced, the imbalance of other hormones may actually worsen.
Once we understand the nature of your hormone imbalance, we provide you with individualized recommendation for:
Nutritional vitamins & supplements
Doctor administered prescription bio-identical hormones (as determined by your laboratory tests)
Follow up tests are performed 3 months after the initial evaluation and we recommend further follow-up testing every 3 months during the first year of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. After the first year of BHRT, if the desired hormonal balance is accomplished, follow-up testing can be repeated once a year.
As your hormones, nutrition, fitness and lifestyle improve you will start to feel like your old self again with improved energy levels, increased sexual desire and an overall zest for life!