Menopause can be a difficult and stressful time in a woman's life even without
all of the physical and emotional symptoms that come with it. If you are nearing menopause and want to keep your lifestyle
free from the issues of menopause, contact Dr. Gorens about natural hormone replacement.
As the body ages, its ability to produce hormones declines, leading to hormonal imbalances. Though it can take
time to find the proper balance of estrogen and testosterone, once that proper balance is found, there is no reason why women
can't lead the full lives that they want to while also increasing the years they have.
Though every woman experiences menopause at some stage of their lives, there is a large level of confusion as to
the cause and effects of menopause. To help understand just what menopause is, let's look at the reproductive cycle of a
When a woman first menstruates, this marks both puberty and entrance into the premenopause stage of her life.
The best way to describe this stage of life is as the normal reproductive years of a woman's life and can last into her
As a woman gets older, a fluctuation occurs in the levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
This is the transitional phase known as perimenopause, and normally lasts two to eight years, but can last as long as fifteen.
Common symptoms during this phase are night sweats, hot flashes, sleep irregularity, and irregular periods.
Menopause truly starts when a woman has no follicles in the ovaries. No follicles means no ovulation
and the end of natural reproduction, hence menopause. Technically, menopause is the first 12 months without a period.
However, some women who have reached menopause still menstruate. If you think you may have entered menopause but are
still menstruating, a simple blood test can confirm this. The average for menopause is in the early fifties; however,
women can enter menopause as early as their thirties or as late as their sixties.
Once a woman has gone 12 consecutive months without a period, she has officially entered the post menopause stage.
Menopause does not have to affect the way you feel and the way you live!
With natural hormone replacement therapy, we can restore and maintain
the body's proper balance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone to
keep you feeling at your peak!
Bone loss, or osteoporosis, is a naturally occurring
degenerative bone disease that can be found in both men and women.
Studies have linked decreasing levels of sex hormones with bone loss,
and we have seen that using natural hormone replacement can not only
slow osteoporosis, but in some cases can partially reverse it.
Shifting hormone levels can combine with high stress
to lead to feelings of anxiety and even depression in women. Often,
this is treated using expensive anti-depressants, which treat the
symptoms instead of the cause. Natural hormone replacement can restore
your body's hormonal balance, and has been shown to help with depression
in menopausal women without the need for anti-depressants.
Decreased Sex Drive
Low testosterone levels have been linked to a
decrease in sex drive in women, as well as a decrease in orgasm
intensity. Don't let your age slow you down. Call Dr. Goren's office
today for a hormone evaluation.
One of the signs of early menopause, hot flashes can
manifest in different ways for different women but include becoming
flushed, sweaty, fluctuating between hot and cold, and even feeling
feverish. If you are suffering from this symptom, natural hormone
replacement is proven to ease hot flashes as well as other menopausal
Mood Swings and Irritability
Different women go through perimenopause and
menopause in different ways. In some women, Hormones will abruptly
increase and decrease, causing sudden mood swings among other symptoms.
Using natural hormone replacement treatments can help to reduce or
eliminate these crests and crashes, thereby lowering mood swings.
As age brings about a decrease in hormone
production, a woman's body begins to seek those hormones from other
sources, including fat cells. As the fat cells in a woman's body begin
to produce estrogen, the body begins to store more fat, resulting in
gained weight. Despite the popular belief that hormone replacement
therapy during menopause can lead to weight gain, the truth is that
women who receive natural hormone replacement treatments are less
likely to gain weight.
Yes, even your skin is effected by lowering hormone
production. Low estrogen levels have been linked to skin effects such as
dry skin and wrinkles. Natural hormone replacement can help you avoid
these signs of aging, as well as help to repair what damage has been
Loss of concentration levels, or mental fogginess,
is yet another result of the body's hormonal balance being thrown off by
decreasing hormone production. As hormone levels drop, studies have
shown that the quality and amount of sleep that a woman gets also drops.
As sleep levels drop, so do concentration levels. Natural hormone
replacement can help you restore a proper sleep cycle, and regain mental
Occurring in up to 70% of women, increased need to
urinate and bladder leakage is a very common part of menopause and
results from lowered levels of estrogen and testosterone in the body.
Utilizing natural hormone replacement can help restore the natural
levels of these hormones, helping you to avoid this issue altogether.