Between the ages of 40-55 years of age a woman’s body transitions from perimenopause to menopause. During these years women can experience symptoms such as hot flashes, sleep disturbances, low libido, irritability, loss of muscle mass, fatigue, weight gain, and vaginal atrophy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a safe therapy to help women through the transitional period, and beyond.
What is Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for women?
It is providing the body with an external source of progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and DHEA to imitate the endogenous production that our bodies naturally produce.
The source of the hormones is important when assessing medical risk factors. Bio identical hormones are structurally identical to what our bodies naturally produce, and therefore metabolize the same way. They are derived from Mexican yam or soy.
What Health concerns can Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy help with?
- Hot flashes.
- Night sweats.
- Vaginal dryness.
- Atrophy and infections.
- Sleep problems.
- Skin youthfulness.
- Mood balance.
- Memory and libido.
Are there risks associated with Bio-identical hormones?
There are risks and benefits associated with starting on bio identical hormones. It is important to speak with a medical provider to assess your overall risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis. Furthermore, many of the symptoms can be multifactorial, and require a holistic approach. Dr. Sadi helps her patients implement an individualized treatment plan that can include but not limited to bio- identical hormones, lifestyle modifications, botanical, nutraceuticals, and other natural remedies, each intervention supports the different needs of a women’s body.