A Conversation About Menopause and Hormone Replacement Treatment
Menopause is a difficult time for many women. It is also a difficult topic of conversation. The fears, embarrassment, and sometimes lack of knowledge about this event that happens to ALL women are a result of a common resistance to talk about it. The more we talk about this time in a women’s life the better we are able to understand what is happening, and more importantly, the better we are able to treat the related symptoms. Thus, it is my goal today to open a conversation about menopause, and more specifically, menopause and hormone replacement treatment. There is no reason to feel fear about menopause, its symptoms, or its treatment. So, let’s start talking.
What is Menopause:
Occurring between ages 49-52 (typically), menopause is the time in a women’s life when her period stops, and she is no longer able to bear children. But, this is not the only result. Extreme decreases in hormone production generate symptoms ranging from irritating to unbearable. Hot flashes, weight gain, exhaustion, memory and concentration problems, and depression are just some of the side effects of this decrease.
The biggest symptom I have noticed when I first talk to patients about their entry into menopause is fear. This fear, while understandable and warranted, tends to only complicate the already debilitating symptoms of menopause. My first goal during my consult is to assuage that fear. Women can still live a perfectly normal, healthy, vibrant, and sexual life. With the proper treatment that fits into their lives, some women can completely reduce all of their symptoms.
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Treatment:
Bio-identical hormone replacement is a type of therapy that is a more natural hormone that is derived from naturally occurring sources. Unlike synthetic hormones that are made be chemical syntheses, bio-identical hormones (testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone) are derived from natural sources so that the body can metabolize them more efficiently.
Bio-identical hormone regimens are also customizable, which means that they can be modified to your specific health profile and your individual hormonal needs. Unlike synthetic hormones, which are formulated with a one-size-fits-all approach, bio-identical hormone replacement allows for a more tailor-fit hormonal regimen that is best for you.
It is absolutely necessary to develop a customized plan for each patient, as no patient is alike. Treating one woman’s weight gain with hormone replacement therapy may not be the most effective route for a woman who may be able to lose the weight through a lifestyle exercise/nutrition plan. But, some women/bodies need a more comprehensive intervention. In these cases, Revitalogy physicians will open the conversation about menopause and hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause and Alternative/Holistic Treatments:
The most important thing a woman can do when going through the natural process of menopause is to inform herself about her treatment options. There are many effective treatments available for menopausal symptoms that range from hormone replacement therapy to alternative treatments, such as acupuncture. At Revitalogy, we discuss all of these options with you during your consultation appointment to figure out which is the best course for you and your body. No patient is exactly alike, and thus Revitalogy physicians design custom treatment plans that work for every patient.
Simple lifestyle adjustments such as diet and exercise can balance the hormonal system. Specific yoga poses stimulate the endocrine system, and can be performed while watching TV. The point of learning about all of your options is to make balancing your hormones something you can do on your own terms and on your own time. See the list below of some more natural methods of balancing your hormones:
- Diet (eating healthy fats, like coconut oil and avocados)
- Vitamin Supplements (especially, balancing your intake of Omega-3 to Omega 6 fats)
- Exercise (especially, high interval training)
- Stress Reduction
- More Sleep
- Eliminating Toxic Products (including, cleaning products, cosmetics, etc.)
- Improving Gut Health
Helping you to maintain your optimal health is our main priority at Revitalogy. Whether a more comprehensive hormone replacement protocol, or a more alternative/holistic approach is the best treatment for you, our physicians can help you to undergo menopause with ease. Wellness and safety are equally as important as effectiveness when it comes to all of our treatments. Because no drug, vitamin supplement, or natural hormone treatment is 100% safe on its own, it is crucial for women to consult with the hormone specialists at Revitalogy before beginning any sort of menopause treatment. Revitalogy’s physicians conduct extensive diagnostic labwork to assess your AGEOGRAPHY (medical health profile) before customizing your treatment plan.
Call: 561-406-2269 to schedule your consultation today.
Dr. Matteo Rosselli
Co-Founder/Medical Director of Revitalogy
Dr. Matteo Rosselli, D.O.
Medical Director and Co-Founder of Revitalogy
An expert in the field of pro-vitality medicine, Dr. Rosselli’s priority is to provide the safest and most effective strategies for slowing the aging process and restoring the youthful vitality that decreases as we age. He believes that the integration of revolutionary medical research with his patients’ individual health profiles is the most optimal method for prescribing anti-aging medicine programs that will produce effective results.
His revolutionary syntheses of Endocrine Optimization, IV hydration, and Physician-Formulated Vitamin Supplementation, have been drastically reducing age-related disease and symptoms while restoring a youthful and beautiful energy to his patients.
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