If you're like most women, the words "bioidentical hormone replacement therapy" (BHRT) probably makes you think of hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.
Most women start to suffer more severe hormonal symptoms in their 40’s – well before they are actually entering menopause. They grin and bear horrible symptoms like longer periods that are closer together, gut wrenching period cramps, mood swings, fatigue, anxiety and heart palpitations, skin issues and hair loss just to name a few.
Hormone decline doesn't happen overnight. Shifts in your hormone balance can start occurring as early as the 30s – yes, it’s not just a 50+ phenomenon!
With hormones like oestrogen and progesterone playing such a vital role in thousands of biological functions, it is essential to support these hormones for optimal health.
While making lifestyle changes is important as you age, they may be less effective as your hormones start to spike or dip more dramatically.
While many women attribute their symptoms to “stress” or “just getting older”, they notice a real decline in overall health around this age because their hormones are off balance.
In fact, by the time most women reach age forty, they are producing half as much testosterone as they were in their twenties just as an example.
Progesterone deficiency for women in their 40’s is the most common hormone imbalance and can’t always be managed with diet, though eating less starchy foods and adding more nutrient-dense foods high in vitamin C and A can help.
While upgrading lifestyle habits is important for hormone health, finding out if you have hormone deficiencies is important too.
Many women explore bioidentical hormone replacement therapy which uses hormones that are identical to the ones your body produces naturally. That means they're more easily accepted by your body and provide more relief from menopausal symptoms than synthetic hormone therapies.
In addition, BHRT can help relieve other symptoms associated with hormone deficiencies in perimenopause and menopause such as fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, memory problems, and sleeping difficulties. And because BHRT balances hormones throughout your entire body, it can also help improve overall health and well-being.
BHRT isn't like traditional medications where you supply artificial drugs to modulate symptoms.
Instead, it restores optimal hormone levels using your body’s naturally occurring hormones so that symptoms of these transitions can be corrected naturally with little or no side effects.
Unlike traditional medications (that don’t resolve the root cause of your symptoms), BHRT has been an effective way for thousands of women to improve their overall wellbeing (an sanity!) during this time in life.
So, take heart, friends – you don't have to suffer through these stages alone! BHRT's here for you with natural restoration so you can look and feel your absolute best.
BHRT might just be your BFF during the transition into perimenopause and menopause – it's been proven to do more than just alleviate symptoms.
BHRT also reduces the risk of life-altering conditions, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, and cognitive decline that are in part due to low hormone levels.
Keeping your hormone levels balanced and optimised is also important as a preventative measure against many chronic illnesses that we associate with old age.
Women in the know are already experiencing the benefits of BHRT as a way to stay young, vital and active as they age.
If you're thinking about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to help with your perimenopause or menopause symptoms, you need to find a hormone expert who knows about hormone testing and is happy to test your hormones.
It's important to get the right test results before starting BHRT and its also important that your practitioner looks holistically at your health and thats why the ideal is to find an experienced practitioner that is trained in both BHRT and functional medicine. With the right person on your side, you can be sure you'll be getting the best transition through menopause!
As licenced health practitioners with deep expertise in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and functional medicine, our team will provide the appropriate guidance for your unique situation so you can determine whether you are a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
We examine lifestyle factors that could be unnecessarily draining your natural hormone levels and also provide guidance on natural ways to boost your resilience and longevity.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy done with a holistic approach can potentially reduce the risk of adverse side effects, alleviate symptoms leading to a healthier and happier life. If you want a deep dive into your hormone health we recommend our signature three month mastery programme: sign up for a free discovery call here so we can answer any questions you may have.
London Bioidentical Hormones is a Virtual Practice in the United Kingdom and serves patients throughout the United Kingdom.