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3 Reasons to Consider BHRT During Menopause

3 Reasons to Consider BHRT During Menopause

After going through menopause, you might find yourself experiencing a number of unwanted changes to your physical and mental health. These changes can impact a variety of areas of your life, from your physical comfort to your work life and personal relationships.

If you’d like to recapture the way you felt before menopause, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can improve your overall health and well-being. Anita Gondy, MD, Saovaros V. Michaels, MD, and Ankita Raman, MD, from Women's Health Associates of Southern Nevada, Northwest in Las Vegas, Nevada, explain the top reasons you should consider getting BHRT during menopause.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that relieves the symptoms that occur when you go through menopause. During HRT treatment, you take replacement hormones that mimic the hormones naturally present in your body before menopause.

Your body can’t tell the difference between replacement hormones and the hormones that were previously naturally present in your body. As a result, your body restores a sense of balance from HRT, causing your symptoms to resolve.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Unlike traditional HRT, which uses synthetic hormones for treatment, BHRT uses hormones that are completely natural. These hormones come from plant estrogens and are chemically identical to your body’s natural hormones.

Additionally, BHRT hormones have the benefit of being customizable to your body’s specific needs. Our team can order unique bioidentical hormones that mimic your personal body chemistry to best resolve your symptoms.

We prescribe bioidentical hormones in several forms depending on your needs, including pills, gels, creams, and injections.

3 reasons to consider BHRT

If you’re in menopause or going through perimenopause, these are three of the top reasons to consider BHRT.

1. You’re experiencing problems with your physical health

Menopause can cause a number of physical issues. Physical symptoms you might experience from menopause hormonal changes include:

After starting BHRT, you’ll experience relief from these physical symptoms and have improved overall health. Furthermore, BHRT reduces the risk you’ll develop physical conditions you’re more likely to get after menopause, including diabetes, cataracts, and tooth loss.

BHRT can also reduce wrinkles and help your skin increase in overall thickness and elasticity.

2. Your mental state isn’t what it used to be

You can have challenging mental problems arise as a result of hormonal changes from menopause. Some of these problems include mood swings and irritability.

You might also find it harder to focus, experience memory loss, and find yourself with less energy than you used to have. BHRT improves all of these symptoms, helping you feel mentally sharper and happier.

3. Your life and relationships have been impacted by menopause

Menopause can make your personal and work life more difficult. It’s common to have less interest in sexual intercourse after menopause as well as pain during intercourse from vaginal dryness, which can impact your sex life.

Impaired sleep, physical symptoms, and difficulty concentrating can also impact your ability to focus on your work as well as your personal relationships. By significantly improving these symptoms, BHRT restores your sex life, relationships, and overall quality of life.

To learn more about BHRT and how it can help you after menopause, contact us to schedule an appointment. Call our office or book online today.

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