Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause and Perimenopause

Pasadena Menopause Doctor, Tamika Henry, M.D. specializes in helping women to overcome the conditions that can arise with aging. When it comes to healthy aging, nothing is more important that ensuring that your body has the proper combination of hormone levels. As women age, their bodies naturally begins to decrease production of essential hormones including estrogen, progesterone, and even testosterone.

Depending upon which specific hormones end up becoming excess or deficient, there are a number of health conditions that can arise adversely. Typically, the most critical time affected by hormone health is during middle to late age, or Perimenopause and Menopause.

Some women do not experience Perimenopause until their 40’s, others experience menstrual deviance as early as their 30’s. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), there is finally an answer. By promoting all-natural hormone uptake, BHRT can safely and efficiently rebalance the body’s hormone levels and treat some of the many signs and symptoms associated with Perimenopause and Menopause. Unfortunately, these symptoms are often overlooked and unexplained by healthcare providers. 

Other Symptoms of Hormone Deficiency include:

  • Insomnia
  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Memory Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Depression
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Decreased Libido
  • Mood Swings

These symptoms are treated with bioidentical hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. Estrogen and testosterone protect against heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Pasadena Menopause Doctor, Tamika Henry, M.D. uses only compounded Bioidentical Hormones, made especially for you. As a patient you will achieve all of the benefits of hormone replacement without the risks and side effects associated with synthetic hormones.

Increased Cardiac Strength and Regulated Cholesterol Levels

As the leading culprit of early death in women, there is nothing more critical than assessing one’s hormone levels and the effects on the Heart and Circulatory System. As estrogen levels decrease, artery flexibility becomes compromised. With BHRT, all-natural estrogen can be reabsorbed into the body and strengthen the efficiency of the Heart and Circulatory System, as well as ensure that Cholesterol Levels remain regulated and maintained at a healthy level. Naturally, Cholesterol Levels increase dramatically as hormones become imbalanced throughout Menopause in women.

Improved Sleep

Night Sweats as well as Hot Flashes are incredibly common symptoms associated with Menopause and hormone imbalance in female patients. Sleep is one of the most important health promoting factors in any patient’s day-to-day habit. Being natural sleep-promoting hormones, a decrease or imbalance in estrogen and progesterone can have devastating effects on a woman’s body. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can greatly increase the body’s ability to rest and heal itself, thus reinforcing all of the other bodily functions and systems that rely on sufficient rest and sleep while decreasing insomnia among other sleep disorders.

Healthy Hygiene Promotion

As metabolism becomes less efficient with the natural decline in hormones within a woman’s body, bodily odors, quality of hair, skin, and nails, as well as urinary continence can become embarrassing issues to address. By rebalancing estrogen, progesterone, as well as testosterone, BHRT can reinforce muscle tone and functionality as well as the overall quality of protein produced by cells. Because the Urinary Bladder is a muscle, a decrease in testosterone can lead to urinary complications. Aside from adjusting levels of testosterone, BHRT can also improve metabolism in women by regulating estrogen, which is responsible for fat levels. Ultimately, this helps to promote the body’s metabolism, which also regulates bodily odors and overall hygiene.

Decrease in PMS and Fibromyalgia Pain

Hormone levels are also involved in the body’s pain tolerance. This is because, much like hormones, neurotransmitters also function as chemical messengers within the body. When the hormones become imbalances, this affects the body’s neurotransmitter levels as well and can decrease a woman’s threshold for pain. Eventually, this imbalance in hormones can lead to body aches and pains, or Fibromyalgia. The bloating associated with PMS can also be quite debilitating. Luckily, BHRT can treat both by rebalancing the essential hormones that regulate PMS as well as Fibromyalgia pain.

Sharper Cognitive Function

Aside from physiological health, a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body. For women, Menopause is also associated with mental fuzziness and a decrease in cognitive function. It is not uncommon for women to experience issues with memory and focus, which can also affect how the senses are perceived and essentially one’s moods as well. There are a number of factors that affect a woman’s mental health as early as Perimenopause including stress, estrogen levels, adrenal fatigue, as well as an imbalance in the neurotransmitters that function conjunctively with a woman’s estrogen levels. By rebalancing estrogen levels using BHRT, women can sharpen their focus, improve their cognitive function, and revitalize their senses to enhance their quality of life.

Recovered and Prolonged Fertility

Although perimenopause is identified by abnormalities in a woman’s menstrual cycle, rebalancing hormone levels with BHRT can help to prolong the infertility associated with menopause. Balanced hormone health not only helps to promote fertility, but also increases a woman’s libido and overall reproductive health. Being that estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are sex hormones, BHRT provides an all-natural and effective treatment method that helps promote sexual health into old age.

Pasadena Menopause Doctor, Tamika Henry, M.D. has helped many women to improve their health with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Hormones are incredibly essential in a woman’s health, especially during dramatic transitions in life such as puberty, perimenopause, and menopause. Ensure that your body is aging in a balanced and healthy way with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) by talking to Pasadena Menopause Doctor, Tamika Henry, M.D.