What Is Menopause?
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop the production of hormones. Menopause is a significant source of hormonal imbalance in women, and this hormonal imbalance can cause numerous symptoms. The signs of menopause can be severe and affect everyday life, so it’s important to recognize menopause symptoms early so that in order to treat them effectively.
What Are the Normal Symptoms of Menopause?
Even normal symptoms of menopause are difficult to bear. The signs of menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and sleep disturbances. The symptoms of menopause can cause low mood, and anxiousness, which are often intolerable and tremendously reduce quality of life. Menopause symptoms can affect a woman’s mental health, as well as her physical health.
What Are the Phases of Menopause?
The three stages of menopause are perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. Perimenopause is the beginning stage of menopause, starting as early as a woman’s 30s. Menopause begins after a full 12 months after a woman has stopped her period, and postmenopause are considered the years after this.
What Is BHRT?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a method of supplementing the hormones that diminish during menopause. BioTE® Medical’s method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are identical to those in the human body. These hormones closely resemble human hormones. Replacing the lost hormone allows the body to regain hormone balance and may relieve menopause symptoms for women.
What Is BHRT Pellet Therapy?
BHRT pellet therapy from certified BioTE providers is a method of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, using pellets that are compounded to fit every patient’s individual hormonal needs. The BioTE method starts with extensive lab work and an office consultation. BHRT pellets are custom compounded in outsourcing facilities in the U.S. and administered by certified BioTE providers.
How to Get Started With Bioidentical Hormone Balance Therapy
First, a patient can find a certified BioTE provider near them. If their health-care provider is not listed, they can nominate a provider to become certified. Next, they schedule an office visit to test current hormone levels. Based on a comprehensive consultation and extensive lab work, providers will determine candidacy through the BioTE method. Patients will schedule a quick follow-up appointment to review their results and for pellet therapy insertion.
How Can BHRT Help Menopause Symptoms?
BHRT pellets offer normal doses throughout the day. BHRT replaces the hormones that are lost during menopause, which may help to relieve the symptoms of menopause.