The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Treating Menopausal Symptoms
From hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, interrupted sleep, to belly bloat, balancing shifting hormones during menopause can be challenging, often leaving many women feeling frustrated, defeated, and hopeless at finding help in managing their debilitating symptoms. You no longer have to suffer in silence during this very sensitive, life-changing milestone.
Many women who enter the end of their reproductive life endure years of stressful, disruptive symptoms associated with the body’s natural decline in the female reproductive hormones – estrogen and progesterone. These symptoms are wide ranging and most women will experience any (or many) of these symptoms at one point or another during menopause.
What is Menopause and Its Symptoms?
As a woman approaches her late 30s, her ovaries begin producing less estrogen and progesterone - the two major female hormones that regulate menstruation, pregnancy, and fertility. A woman has officially entered menopause when she has gone 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. It’s the changing levels of estrogen and progesterone that lead to the disconcerting symptoms that are identified with menopause, including:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Interrupted sleep
- Incontinence/bladder issues
- Weight gain (especially in the abdomen)
- An overall feeling of the body “not quite” feeling right
Traditionally, women turned to adding more estrogen-producing products to their diets, such as soymilk, to help alleviate their menopause symptoms. Unfortunately, very little evidence has been shown that indulging in soymilk lowered their bouts of hot flashes or melted belly bulge, at least not long-term. However, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has managed to reach milestones in effectively treating menopausal symptoms for millions of women suffering from the daily, debilitating effects of their changing bodies, but not all hormone replacement therapy methods are created equal. Customarily, women were prescribed creams and injections consisting of synthetic hormones derived from animal parts, particularly animal urine, to help balance declining estrogen and progesterone levels. Patients found creams to be messy and unreliable, while the injections necessitated self-administering, putting the women on a seemingly unending rollercoaster of high and low dosing. Striking the perfect balance continued to elude both patients and doctors.
Dr. Setareh, founder and medical director at truMD in the heart of coastal, sunny seascape Newport Beach, California, uses a groundbreaking hormone optimization therapy to help his menopausal female patients feel like themselves again. His game-changing solution to traditional HRT has women singing its praises with the amazing, results-driven effects. Dr. Setareh uses only the highest quality, bioidentical hormones in pellet form, which are strategically inserted for optimal, time-released results. No messy creams, gooey gels, or scary syringes required – just more cool, comfortable, restful nights!
Bioidentical hormones are man-made hormones that mimic the exact molecular structure of natural hormones produced by the human body. After a meticulous calculation based on truMD’s proprietary 360-degree assessment, these bioidentical hormones are then conspicuously inserted through a 1-cm incision near the hip region, requiring no sutures or self-administering protocols. The entire, in-office procedure takes just minutes to complete, after which the patient is free to go and live their life without the burden of applying creams or gels or self-administering injections. Relief from all the classic menopausal symptoms usually takes about two weeks to fully kick in. Results last around four months before another round of treatment is required to maintain hot flash-free effects. Unlike conventional medications and HRT of the past, BHRT helps regulate, optimize, and rejuvenate the body without the scary side effects of invasive surgeries. Not only do patients report alleviation of symptoms, but find their days have been filled with energy, motivation, and a positive outlook. At truMD, the dosage of bioidentical hormones is custom-created to each, individual patient, ensuring utmost safety and efficacy.
Is BHRT for Menopause Right for You?
At truMD, the goal isn’t to end menopause, as that’s biologically impossible, but to make living with the reproductive milestone more bearable for women experiencing its problematic symptoms by safely balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone production. If you’re a female who has officially entered menopause and has been left disheartened by other hormonal therapy treatments in managing menopausal symptoms, we invite you to call our office to speak with any one of our talented team members to set up a personal consultation and a full-body analysis with Dr. Setareh.