Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause
Understanding what is happening in your body as you age, and how to manage it, can help control or eliminate symptoms associated with menopause and perimenopause. Los Angeles Menopause Doctor, Naina Sachdev, M.D. has helped countless women in Beverly Hills and the surrounding Los Angeles-area get a clear picture of their health. She creates customized plans for total hormonal wellness based on each patient’s unique needs.
Declining hormones can have a significant impact on the way a person feels, both physically and emotionally. Most traditional medical treatments only focus on managing symptoms, but do not solve the root cause of the problem: imbalanced hormones. Dr. Sachdev’s Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs address symptoms at their source and has the ability to relieve discomforts, and in some cases, eliminate them. With this kind of relief, women experiencing menopausal symptoms can expect to see a dramatic improvement in the quality of their life.
Common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause:
- Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, and Cold Sensations
The hormonal changes associated with menopause cause up to 75 percent of women to experience hot flashes. A hot flash is a sudden sensation of heat on the upper body and an increased heart rate. When hot flashes occur at night, the profuse sweating can disrupt your sleep, stopping you from receiving a full night’s rest. In addition to hot flashes, some women experience cold sensations due to the poor circulation brought on by changing hormone levels. The most common complaints are cold feet, hands and face.
- Mood Stabilization
With rapid hormonal changes, it can be difficult to sustain a stable mood. Managing an emotional rollercoaster, along with the other symptoms of changing hormones can, at times, be challenging. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help bring your hormones and mood back into balance.
- Low Libido
Lack of desire for physical intimacy can be due to an imbalance in the amounts of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in your body. When the hormones progesterone and testosterone decline, it can cause estrogen dominance to occur. Weight gain, mood swings, and painful intercourse are also associated with estrogen dominance and can contribute to a lower than normal libido. Balancing estrogen in your body so it doesn’t dominate other hormones is essential to restoring your desire.
Because of the natural hormones used in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the hormones are metabolized by the body faster and easier, with little to no side effects. When hormones are in balance, women are able to enjoy renewed energy, better health and a more positive outlook on life.
Bioidentical Hormones Used to Treat Menopausal Symptoms
This is a weaker form of estrogen, but it has a major effect on the accumulation of belly fat. Many women who are struggling with stubborn fat stores lose weight easier after receiving estrone as part of a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy treatment.
Your liver produces this form of estrogen. The lack of it can cause problems with dry skin and urinary tract infections.
This is the major form of estrogen produced by your ovaries, which means that the lack of it causes the majority of troublesome symptoms.
Your body naturally releases progesterone in the second half of your menstrual cycle. It is also responsible for helping to sustain a pregnancy. Once you are beyond your childbearing years, having too little progesterone can result in heavy bleeding, irregular bleeding, and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Although primarily a male hormone, testosterone is present in smaller amounts in women. Lack of testosterone balance affects energy levels, sexual desire, and the overall sense of well-being.
DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a hormone produced by the brain and helps to create sex hormones in both genders. Balancing the level of DHEA in your body helps fight depression, obesity, and osteoporosis.
Hormones are responsible for the stages of development in our lives, from infancy to old age. It is important to have a healthy, functioning endocrine system as it governs our hormone functionality. As we age, the natural levels of hormones in our body begin to change and decrease. Without healthy and balanced hormones, you can feel like you are losing a baseline quality of life.
Dr. Naina Sachdev has changed my life! I have been her patient since 2004 and am very healthy because she has made sure that my hormones are in balance including my thyroid. She tests me every 3 months to be sure the thyroid is at the correct level. She is the one that I want on my team to get through all of the aging process including all the way from pre menopausal to menopause and beyond!…She cares so much for each individual and does research to ensure all of us get the very best care that is possible. I could write a book on all she has done for me and my daughters. She is truly amazing!! – Rhonda
Women experiencing imbalanced hormones due to menopause or perimenopause understand the frustrations and discomforts of hormone-related symptoms. However, because of the science behind Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy many of these symptoms can be treated and vitality regained.