For most women, menopause can be a difficult transition. The symptoms of menopause can cause a level of discomfort that can, at times, be unbearable. October is World Menopause Month and we want to do our part in educating women on some of the misconceptions about menopause as well as provide a guide to menopause treatments like hormone replacement therapy.
Let’s Begin With “What is Menopause?”
Menopause is a natural progression of life when your ovaries stop producing significant amounts of estrogen and progesterone resulting in the loss of your period. For the most part, menopause is confirmed when you have not had your period for 12 months. Perimenopause is the phase that precedes it.
The age at which menopause can occur varies from woman to woman however, the symptoms that are associated with menopause affect nearly every woman. In addition to a significant change in your period, symptoms to look out for include insomnia, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and low sex drive, just to name a few.
What Can Be Done About Menopause and Its Symptoms?
There is no stopping menopause as it is a natural part of life however, there are ways to manage the symptoms and help your body return to its normal state prior to menopause. Natural hormone therapy with BioTe pellets is a natural, non-invasive procedure that will restore your hormones to their original levels and minimize, if not eliminate, the symptoms of menopause.
In addition to restoring hormones, receiving bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at our San Antonio hormone therapy clinic will benefit one of the biggest concerns we see: sex after menopause. Sex after menopause can present some challenges such as vaginal dryness and a decreased libido due to nerves becoming less sensitive.
When you opt for natural hormone therapy from our San Antonio hormone therapy clinic, the BioTe pellets used will help you experience a considerable boost in sexual interest and drive. Additionally, if you’re experiencing pain hormone replacement therapy as a menopause treatment can solve vaginal atrophy issues. The skin that lines the wall of your vagina will thicken back up and become more elastic when the hormones are reintroduced. You’ll also experience more lubrication which will prevent discomfort during sex.
The Hormone Replacement Therapy Procedure
We are happy to say that the procedure itself is a fairly simple one. We’ll begin with a consultation, followed by drawing your blood in order to reproduce your hormones and injecting you with BioTe pellets. From there, we’ll have you monitor your progress and, following the results, develop a plan that will keep your hormones regulated and you feeling like your old self.
Whether you’re in the early stages of menopause or are right in the middle of it, Dr. Neera Bhatia and her staff are here to make this major transition as smooth as possible. Our natural hormone therapy experts are dedicated to providing you with personalized treatment using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest practices that will give you the results you desire. Contact our office today at 210.222.2694 to schedule your menopause treatment appointment.