Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Women
Houston Menopause Doctor, Asra Oberoi, M.D., uses hormones that are identical, on a molecular level, to the natural hormones occurring in the body. The goal of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is to supplement low hormone levels and to restore the critical hormone balance in the system. By restoring hormones to appropriate levels, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help eliminate many symptoms associated with hormone decline. Dr. Oberoi has utilized Bioidentical Hormone Therapy to help women in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land area restore balance and recapture their health.
Hormones play a crucial role in the functioning of the body. Their levels and balance, also known as female hormone harmony, are extremely important to health, mood, and wellbeing. Medical professionals on the forefront of anti-aging medicine use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and related hormone replacement therapies to combat the aging process and its debilitating symptoms in women.
As a woman ages, her body becomes less effective in producing these vital hormones. Hormones fall to unhealthy levels creating hormone discrepancies in the body. Menopause, perimenopause, and other hormone syndromes are all characterized and caused by improper hormone levels. Female hormones must stay in perfect hormonal balance in order for the body to function optimally.
Conditions that can be improved with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include:
- Vaginal Dryness
A reduced amount of estrogen and progesterone can cause vaginal secretions to dry up and create the issue of vaginal dryness. This usually happens during perimenopause and menopause, but it can also occur after childbirth or during the reproductive years. Vaginal dryness can create painful intercourse and issues climaxing; however, balancing hormones can allow healthy vaginal secretions to return.
Many women may experience hormone imbalances during their reproductive years, which may lead to increased severity of PMS. Before the menstrual period begins, women may experience cramping, breast tenderness, headaches, fatigue, food cravings, moodiness, or acne. Balancing hormones can reduce the harshness of PMS and improve overall health and wellness.
Perimenopause is the time before menopause, and during this stage, the ovaries begin to make fewer sex hormones in preparation for the cessation of reproduction. This stage may last from 4-6 years, and most women begin perimenopause in the early to mid-forties. However, each woman is different and may experience it earlier or later. Perimenopause can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms that are related to hormone decline. Some of the symptoms that are caused by hormone imbalances during perimenopause include fatigue, acne, irregular periods, bloating, increased PMS symptoms, weight gain, migraines, mood changes, amenorrhea, and infertility.
Menopause symptoms are usually in full affect after 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. During menopause, the ovaries are no longer making adequate amounts of estrogen and progesterone, and the adrenal glands have taken over the majority of the body’s hormone production. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offers treatments for menopause, and the goal of the treatment is to achieve an increased quality of life. Some of the symptoms that may occur during menopause include anxiety, fatigue, hot flashes, depression, night sweats, low libido, vaginal dryness, irritability, and thinning bones.
In studies, when compared to conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy, pellets have been shown to be extremely effective for relief of menopausal symptoms, maintenance of bone density, restoration of sleep patterns, and improvement in sex drive, libido, sexual response and performance, relief of depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, and many others. Pellet implants have been used to treat migraine and menstrual headaches. It also helps with vaginal dryness, incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, to name a few. Moreover, hundreds of studies show natural testosterone to be highly preventative against breast cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and dementia, to name a few.
Houston Menopause Doctor, Asra Oberoi, M.D., can help to reduce or eliminate these symptoms, and many women have regained optimal levels of health by using Bioidentical Hormones to supplement hormonal deficiencies.