A woman is considered to be in menopause after she has gone a full year (12 months) without a menstrual cycle. Each woman enters menopause at a different age; however many women enter around 45-55 years old.
Menopause symptoms can impact women who are naturally aging and getting older. With aging comes a decrease in hormone production. Menopause symptoms may also come after surgical hysterectomy (removal of uterus) and/or an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries) where organs responsible for the majority of hormone production are removed. In either case, menopause symptoms may be uncomfortable and hormone deficiencies may pose serious health risks.
Common Menopause Symptoms
Menopause symptoms are common to perimenopause symptoms
. Some may drop off once “the change” officially sets in. It’s not uncommon for these new symptoms to arrive with menopause:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness and thinning
- Bone loss – and an osteoporosis diagnosis
- Decreased (or loss of) libido
- Mind fuzziness, loss of memory
- Thinning hair
HRT for Menopause
Many menopausal women look for replacement therapies to look and feel better. Physicians typically prescribe synthetic hormones, however these are documented to come with extreme risks. As studies continue, evidence shows that bioidentical hormones are a safe option for combatting menopause symptoms. Patients testify that the individualized approach of prescribing natural hormones to meet what their bodies need is unparalleled. When used with Oz Preventive Medicine’s nutrition plan, exercise and prescribed supplements, menopausal women taking HRT look and feel great.
Contact Oz Preventive Medicine to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Call (913) 871-8787.