Menopause is a pivotal time in a woman’s life. Our medical system in the U.S. tends to focus on the physical changes that occur with menopause, but it is so much more than that. Menopause affects a woman physically, mentally, and emotionally. For some women, this process is a very smooth one, with little to no noticeable effects. For most women, however, menopause is a challenging journey which often ends in feeling – and even looking – worse. They don’t feel like themselves, they don’t sleep well, they gain weight, they can’t focus on tasks as well, and they even notice that their relationships with others change. Sadly, these changes which are thought to be a temporary “rite of passage” become the new normal. Out of necessity, women gradually accept this to be a normal part of aging. I’m here to tell you that it is not normal. What’s even better is the fact that we can change things for the better, using natural treatments, to get you feeling younger.
At The Center for Advanced Medicine, we believe that menopause is a clue that your body is no longer producing the hormones that it used to. These hormones are crucial to your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. By strategically replacing these hormones with their natural equivalents, we can put your body back into balance and literally transform the way your body operates. This means that you look and feel like you did 10-15 years ago, safely and naturally. The way we do this is through bio-identical hormones. As opposed to synthetic hormones like Premarin and Prempro, which are synthetic and unnatural to the body, bio-identical hormones are exactly like the hormones made in the body. That means that they are safe and effective. The harms associated with synthetic hormones do not apply to bio-identical hormones. Apples and oranges.
An initial consultation to evaluate for menopause, and the symptoms which have resulted, will involve a thorough conversation about your health history as well as your health concerns. Lab testing will be ordered, which allows us to pinpoint the specific hormones which are not at optimal levels. You will return to discuss these results, and be started on a personalized protocol to get your body back into balance safely. You will be monitored on a regular basis to evaluate your progress. This will allow for small changes to be made to your protocol as necessary.
Once your hormones are balanced, you will likely find that you have more energy to do the things you want and need to do, feel more vibrant, have improved focus, and feel more encouraged. You are also likely to have improved sex drive, better skin health, and find it easier to reach your goal body weight.