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Too often, women assume that they simply have to live with hot flashes, mood changes, dry skin, and other symptoms that tend to occur during perimenopause and menopause. Bioidentical hormones, offered by Dr. Marilyn Richardson of Hormone, Hair & Vein Center in Mission, KS, can ease these symptoms and improve your comfort.
Are You Suffering From These Symptoms?
Physical and mental changes during perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause are unavoidable and often unwelcome. Your weight may suddenly increase, even though you haven't changed your diet, or you may develop hot flashes, heart palpitations, or achy joints.
Although these symptoms are caused by a normal decrease in estrogen and progesterone, you may feel anything but normal if you experience any of these common menopause symptoms. As estrogen and progesterone levels decrease, you're more likely to develop osteoporosis, an age-related condition that thins and weakens the bones, or learn that your cholesterol level is suddenly too high.
Other symptoms may include:
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Night sweats
- Brain fog
- Memory issues
- Trouble concentrating
- Thinning or dry hair
- Mood swings
- Depression or anxiety
- Migraines and headaches
- Low sex drive
- Lower stamina
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful sex
- A decrease in muscle tone
How Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Improve These Symptoms?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses plant-based hormones to replace and balance your hormones. Although these hormones are man-made, they're identical to the ones the body produces naturally and work the same way. Your treatment plan is created specifically for you based on blood tests that measure your hormones.
In addition to estrogen and progesterone, your treatment plan may also include other hormones that keep your body functioning optimally, such as cortisol, testosterone, or DHEA.
This therapy uses injections or creams to deliver bioidentical hormones. Pellets offer another option. Rice-sized pellets implanted under the skin gradually release the hormones over four to six months.
After starting hormone therapy, you'll return to the Mission, KS, office for regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.
Are you ready to find out if bioidentical hormones are right for you? Call Mission, KS, Dr. Marilyn Richardson of Hormone, Hair & Vein Center, at (913) 631-0277 to schedule your appointment. Appointments can be scheduled either in the office or virtual appointments.