Menopause

Menopause is a natural change in a woman’s life that marks the time when her periods stop and hormonal levels drop. This drop in hormonal levels can lead to many physical changes with noticeable menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and more. Treating menopausal symptoms is an important part of women’s health and at Lakefront Wellness, we offer complementary and integrative health services to make menopause symptoms more manageable.

Perimenopause

Several years before menopause begins, hormonal changes can be observed during the time called perimenopause. This time frame is recognized by a drop in estrogen levels, one of the main female reproductive hormones. Estrogen is produced in the ovaries and is responsible for reproductive development and sexual health. During perimenopause, women still have their menstrual cycles (periods), but these may be irregular and with worsened and uncomfortable symptoms. Other symptoms may include a loss of sex drive, weight gain, breast tenderness, fertility issues, headaches, and more. Hormone replacement therapy can help ease these common symptoms.

Menopause

Women reach the menopausal stage when they have not received their period for a full year or more. This typically occurs after the age of 45, but some women experience early menopause, often called premature menopause, at an earlier age. A woman experiencing menopause is no longer able to have her period and, therefore, is unable to get pregnant by natural means. Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes and night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping, and trouble concentrating. If these symptoms become severe, they can be treated with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT).

Post-Menopause

Once postmenopause is reached, usually in a woman’s early 50s, hormones are still a very important component of overall health. Menopausal symptoms like hot flashes or vaginal dryness become mild and can eventually go away. However, postmenopausal women are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, breast cancer, uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, and other chronic diseases. Some research suggests that postmenopausal hormone therapy can be beneficial in protecting against these health risks.

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Hormone Therapy with Lakefront Wellness

What is Hormone Therapy? Hormone Therapy, or HRT, is a solution to for both men and women to help the body supplement the hormones it is not manufacturing. This therapy can address both low testosterone in men as well as low estrogen in women. Lakefront Wellness is your trusted source…

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HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR MENOPAUSE

At Lakefront Wellness, we offer various forms of hormone therapy for menopause treatment to rebalance hormone levels and help your body adjust to new changes at any stage of life. Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment designed to reestablish healthy hormone levels with bioidentical hormones, meaning they interact with the body the same as natural hormones. This treatment is sometimes called systemic hormone therapy or estrogen therapy, and is one of the most effective ways to treat menopausal symptoms.

Regarding hormone replacement therapy, menopause is one concern that can benefit most. A variety of options are available, whether estrogen only therapy or a combined hormone therapy with testosterone and progesterone. Hormone replacement therapy takes many different forms such as a skin patch, vaginal ring, vaginal cream, injection, or pill form. The most popular form of menopausal hormone therapy is a subdermal pellet that remains in place for 3-4 months, releasing a steady stream of bioidentical hormones. Our team will help you explore the different forms of hormone replacement therapy and select the best treatment options based on your lifestyle, family medical history, and preferences.

Many lifestyle adjustments can also help ease symptoms of menopause and support menopausal hormone therapy. Getting regular physical activity (including weight-bearing exercises) can help reduce the chances of chronic conditions such as heart attack, heart disease, high blood pressure, and bone loss. Getting sleep is also crucial, and our team can help you get relief from symptoms of menopause that interfere with sleep.

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You shouldn’t have to suffer through menopause – our experienced team can help. Schedule a consultation with us today by filling out our online form to learn how you can make menopausal symptoms more manageable with hormone replacement therapy and other treatments.

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