Our Health Care Team is highly skilled and experienced to help you transition through menopause comfortably. During your private consultation, a member of our health care team will guide through an educational process.
We will discuss various lifestyle choices to benefit you in the areas of diet, exercise, heart health, bone health, mental health and hormonal health.
We will educate you on the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. We will also educate you on other available treatment options, both prescription and non-prescription, as well as non-medicinal and alternative options.
What is BHRT?
BHRT stands for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. It means that the hormones used are exactly like the hormones produced by your body. Some of the commercial products available have subtle differences to your body’s natural hormones and may not be 100% recognized by your body.
What is happening?
As you age, significant internal changes take place that affect your production of the two female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. During the years just before menopause, known as perimenopause, your ovaries begin to shrink. Levels of estrogen and progesterone fluctuate as your ovaries try to keep up hormone production. You can have irregular menstrual cycles, along with unpredictable episodes of heavy bleeding during a period. Perimenopause usually lasts several years.
Eventually, your periods stop. Menopause marks the time of your last menstrual period. It is not considered the last until you have been period-free for 1 year without being ill, pregnant, breast-feeding, or using certain medicines, all of which also can cause menstrual cycles to cease. There should be no bleeding, even spotting, during that year. Natural menopause usually happens sometime between the ages of 45 and 54.