What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The key to living a happy and healthy life is all about balance, but sometimes it doesn’t feel possible to live your best life when you’re experiencing trouble with the hormones in your body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a great way to help out your body when it’s having trouble keeping everything in balance.
Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for women experiencing unpleasant side-effects associated with perimenopause and menopause, like dreadfully uncomfortable hot flashes, unsightly body hair, and embarrassing vaginal changes such as vaginal dryness or odor. It’s important to seek treatment for hormonal changes, because the side effects associated with low levels of naturally produced hormones like estrogen can lead to problems in your relationships, loss of work, a decrease in work performance, and a general decrease in your quality of life.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been proven to balance the body’s natural hormones in order to eliminate adverse side effects of conditions such as menopause. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses plant-derived hormones as an identical match to the hormones that our bodies naturally produce, so you should feel at-ease knowing that your hormones are natural, safe, and effective.
How would an untreated hormonal imbalance affect my life?
Hormonal changes associated with perimenopause and menopause can lead to uncomfortable hot flashes, changes in body hair, mood swings, anxiety and depression, joint pain, incontinence, and changes in vaginal health such as odor and dryness. Experiencing these side effects can put a strain on your relationships with romantic partners, friends, family, and coworkers, lower your confidence, and impact your performance at work. Many women are embarrassed by these changes, and experience a dramatic decrease in their quality of life and mental health. No one should have to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed because of a problem like hormonal change, which is why we highly recommend pursuing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with the skilled professionals in our practice.
The Effects of Hormonal Changes on Work Performance
The side effects that women experience as a result of hormonal changes due to conditions such as menopause have been medically proven to impact work performance and productivity. Women reported that their performance at work was impacted significantly by side effects such as joint pain and changes in mobility, hot flashes, and changes in mood such as depression and anxiety. Menopausal women have reported that hormonal changes cause more absences from work, an increase in working while sick or impaired, feeling more forgetful and distracted, and experiencing bodily discomfort while working. Many women feel embarrassed by the burden of their symptoms, and have trouble approaching coworkers and bosses to explain the changes in their performance at work. This can result in demotions or even termination, so it is extremely important to seek treatment for hormonal changes. The stress that is caused by losing a job can significantly decrease one’s quality of life, and can lead to financial hardship and increased anxiety and depression.
How will hormonal changes affect my relationships?
Many women experience significant changes in their relationships with friends, coworkers, and romantic partners as a result of hormonal changes. Side effects of these changes may include mood swings, anxiety and depression, weight gain, incontinence, joint pain and loss of mobility, decreased interest in sex, and vaginal dryness.
Unfortunately, many romantic relationships can be affected by changes in weight, ability, and mood in addition to discomfort during sex and lack of sex drive. Problems in the bedroom can lead to a loss of interest in a relationship and a decrease in confidence and happiness. Significant weight gain can also lead to problems with attraction and sexual performance, positive body image, and an emergence of mental health problems such as depression and anxiety or body dysmorphia. Mood swings and changes in mental health due to lack or hormonal production can negatively affect relationships as well. An example would be sudden anger or powerful emotion that can cause arguments or increased emotional sensitivity. This can be frustrating at best, and detrimental at worst. Seeking treatment for hormonal changes is important for women who are passionate about the health of their romantic relationships.
Friendships can also be impacted by the side effects of hormonal changes in women. Emotional changes and mental health problems can have an adverse affect on your relationship with friends and family due to increased irritability, negativity, sadness, and anxiety. Depression and anxiety can prevent women from leaving the house and spending time with friends and family due to cancelled plans or reluctance to communicate with others. Physical changes associated with hormonal deficiencies such as incontinence, joint pain and decreased mobility can also affect relationships if you enjoy exercise and outdoor activities, or working out at the gym. A decrease in activity can also lead to weight gain which can impact confidence and mental health. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps to sustain a positive quality of life by eliminating the side effects of hormonal deficiencies or changes.
Why Should I Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the best way to introduce hormones with identical chemical makeup into your body to help with any issues arising from a hormonal imbalance. It’s a simple and effective method of treatment for anyone who would benefit from some help finding their balance. Living with the side effects of menopause or low estrogen can be uncomfortable both physically and emotionally, and can decrease your quality of life. There’s no reason to live with the problems that come along with a hormonal imbalance when something as simple as hormone replacement therapy is readily available.
If you’re experiencing any problems related to menopause or hormonal changes, we’re here to help. Everyone deserves to be healthy and happy, and we ensure that all of our patients receive the highest-quality of care and treatment from the medical professionals in our practice. Life is all about finding the right balance. Contact us today to set up a consultation for hormone replacement therapy with the most qualified specialists in the area.