Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Menopause

Coral Gables, Florida Menopause Specialist, Victor Shabanah, M.D. at Health and Wellness Clinic USA feels that enjoying life at any given age is possible. The clinic offers highly effective health techniques for women seeking to achieve and maintain a vibrant and strong wellbeing. These include programs for weight reduction, affordable hormone balancing treatments or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for women reaching the age of menopause or those struggling with hormonal imbalance. From improving memory to getting rid of irritability and night sweats, the specialists can address varying physical and mental concerns with a thoroughly healthy approach.

What are the causes and symptoms of menopause and other hormonal problems? How can these hormonal imbalance issues be handled and treated effectively? It starts with the specialists at Fountain of Health MD.

With the clinic’s services, patients receive treatment that is customized for them and designed according to specific goals and the particular hormonal deficiencies they are struggling with. The hormone balancing solution is matched with a proper diet and active lifestyle, aiding patients towards enriched wellness that benefits them completely.

What are the Causes and Symptoms of Menopause?

Menopause occurs twelve months after a woman’s last menstrual period and marks the end of her menstrual cycles. This usually happens in her 40s or 50s. While menopause ends fertility, it is often accompanied by a number of symptoms as a result of low estrogen, such as:

  • Hot Flashes or night sweats
  • Stress incontinence due to atrophy of the muscles of the pelvic floor
  • Low or no desire for sex
  • Skin Changes and weight gain
  • Brain dysfunction presenting as
    • Poor Memory
    • Irritability
    • Brain Fog
    • Depression

There is also Low Progesterone, which presents as poor sleep. This can occur as early as eight years before perimenopause. Progesterone is one of the hormones that help relax the brain. It is also critical that Progesterone should be in balance with estrogen. Imbalances between estrogen and progesterone can raise the risk of breast or endometrial cancer.

Perimenopause is a period of time about two years before menopause. Here, estrogen is relatively normal or low, but Progesterone is low. With this state, the menstrual periods are erratic in terms of frequency and amount of bleeding. There can also be some brain dysfunction.

Estrogen Dominance is when estrogen and progesterone are no longer in balance, and there is much higher level of estrogen. This can lead to symptoms, and in some women, who are so inclined genetically, can increase the risk of breast or endometrial cancer. There are two sources of estrogen and progesterone commercially. For many years, the source has been the urine of pregnant. As such, most birth control pills and medicines prescribed by a gynecologist at menopause come from that source and they are referred to as synthetic. Functionally, horse urine hormones will do the job they are prescribed for. However, because their structure is more complex than the estrogens and progesterone humans make, if taken for a longtime, they increase the risk of breast or colon cancer.

On the other hand, more recently, it is possible to extract estrogen and progesterone from plants, such as soy and yams. This kind is identical in structure to that of humans so they are called “natural or Bioidentical hormones. These come from compound pharmacies.

Coral Gables, Florida Menopause Specialist, Victor Shabanah, M.D. at Health and Wellness Clinic USA is happy to provide patients with detailed information, answer all questions, and discuss any concerns. He will listen carefully to the patients’ description of their symptoms, and he will then perform testing on hormone levels to determine imbalances. Upon finding imbalances, Doctor Shabanah will provide patients with a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program that is designed to meet individual needs. Countless patients in Doctor Shabanah’s care have been able to use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to regain their health and improve their levels of wellness.

To learn more about receiving a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan for menopause, contact Coral Gables, Florida Menopause Specialist, Victor Shabanah, M.D. at Health and Wellness Clinic USA today to schedule a consultation!