There are hormone receptors on every major tissue in the body – which speaks to their importance to our health. Menopause means that your main hormone factories (your ovaries) have shut down for the rest of your life. It does not mean just having some hot flashes and then it is over. Once it starts, menopause is never over until you die. Unless you replace your hormones, you are living in a state of serious hormone deficiency from then on, and there are hundreds of studies that show that this is not good for your health.
Even if a woman has sailed through menopause without suffering a single hot flash, she could still benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement to stay her healthiest as she ages. Even patients who report not feeling particularly bad prior to taking hormones feel better after taking them. Patients who do proper bioidentical hormone replacement feel like themselves again and can appreciate that the knowledge that they are keeping their body younger at a cellular level than those who don’t take bioidentical hormones!
Most women feel their best when they are in their 20’s and 30’s before major hormone levels decline, and that is no coincidence. However, some women have been on birth control pills for so long they don’t even know what it feels like to have natural hormones, and even some young women are not perfectly balanced hormonally.
But you do not have to just accept hormone loss as part of getting older. Replacing bioidentical hormones to youthful levels is the cornerstone of anti-aging medicine. The balancing of all the major hormones creates a beautiful symphony – looking and feeling your best!
Symptoms of hormone decline can include: brain fog, word-finding difficulty, memory problems, dry skin and hair, thinning and extra wrinkling of skin, painful intercourse, urinary leakage, lack of libido, decreased ability to enjoy sex, weight gain, loss of muscle tone, temperature dysregulation, irritability and low mood, poor sleep, fatigue, and increased risk for osteoporosis, heart disease and dementia!
These things don’t sound good for you because they are NOT good for you. At Optimal Health Spectrums, we take these hormones ourselves, and are experts at prescribing and monitoring them properly to ensure your health and quality of life no matter what age you are.