How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Treats Menopause
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years – when her body stops producing the hormones she needs to conceive and carry child. The age of menopause onset is typically around 50. But, in some cases, menopause can sometimes occur as early as a woman’s late thirties – or as late as their early sixties.
And while female hormones regulate fertility and reproduction, they also affect essentially every other aspect of the female body, from metabolism and weight gain to youthful skin, bone density, mood, urinary incontinence, and sexual drive.
Fortunately, Tutera Medical offers safe, natural and effective bioidentical hormone replacement that can offer relief from the challenging, painful and often dangerous side-effects of menopausal hormone decline.
Symptoms of Menopause
Many symptoms and side effects of menopausal hormone decline are well understood, such as hot flashes, low energy, mood swings, night sweats, and weight gain (especially around the ‘middle’).
However, menopausal hormone decline can also wreak turmoil on a woman’s sexual enjoyment by causing low sex-drive; decreased vaginal lubrication; vaginal itching and dryness; decreased sexual sensation; pain during sex; looseness of the vaginal walls; and even fewer and less intense orgasms.
Additionally, many ladies do not realize that the hormone changes of menopause are also responsible for urinary incontinence (bladder leaks), bone density loss (osteoporosis), certain types of breast cancer, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Reduces Menopause Symptoms
One out of three women over the age of 50 will experience a broken bone due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. While type 2 diabetes is the 4th most common cause of death in women ages 55 to 64. Additionally, up to half of all deaths in women after the age 50 years old are due to cardiovascular disease!
So, the long-term health benefits of replacing missing hormones during and after menopause should not be ignored.
Fortunately, the revolutionary bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offered at Tutera Medical (In Scottsdale, Glendale & Chandler, AZ) is a highly effective treatment for the symptoms of menopausal estrogen decline. Hormone therapy can safely treat the more superficial consequences of menopause, such as hot flashes, – as well as provide protection against serious diseases such as osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, and heart disease.
And recent clinical research also suggests that hormone replacement may also help protect against cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Why Use BioIdentical Hormone Replacement for Menopause?
Remaining physically healthy and mentally ‘sharp’ so you can live an active life during and after menopause involves many factors including diet, activity level, and other lifestyle choices. And, just as healthy women often need to supplement their diets with vitamins and minerals, it is also often beneficial to replace the hormones that are missing from a woman’s body.
The most effective, safest, and most natural method of replacing declining or missing female hormones is with SottoPelle Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Pellets. This time-released, subdermal (under the skin) hormone delivery method was pioneered by Dr. Gino Tutera himself.
A single SottoPelle hormone pellet implant in our Scottsdale, Chandler, or Glendale, AZ office steadily and consistently releases low doses of hormones for several months with a single insertion. And, unlike the synthetic (man-made) hormones that are created in a laboratory, bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are derived from 100% natural plant-based sources. These bioidentical hormones contain the exact same molecular structure as the human body’s naturally produced hormones – making them safer, as well as more easily and effectively used by the body’s cells and organs.
Additionally, unlike hormone pills, shots or creams – that put the body on a roller coaster of hormone ups and downs – time-released SottoPelle hormone pellets deliver hormones the way that the body does, which is consistently over time,
24/7, as the body needs them.
Further, hormone pellets are much more convenient because there are no daily pills to remember, and no messy creams or unsightly patches apply!
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is Safe for Menopause
The North American Menopause Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The Endocrine Society and many other women’s health organizations, have expressly stated that bioidentical hormone therapy is a safe therapy for relief of menopause symptoms in healthy women.
Previously, there was some evidence that taking estrogen alone increased the risk for uterine cancer. However, subsequent clinical research has shown that taking progesterone hormones combined with estrogen therapy greatly reduces this risk.
Similarly, in medical research studies conducted in the last two decades, it was found that synthetic progestins increased the risk of breast cancer, but bioidentical progesterone actually reduced the risk of breast cancer! (Fournier A, Berrino F, Clavel-Chapelon F. “Unequal risks for breast cancer associated with different hormone replacement therapies: results from the E3N cohort study.” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2007.)
Women’s health specialists almost universally agree that the importance of preventing osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s and other life-threatening conditions far outweigh other concerns about hormone therapy.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement – Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, AZ
Hormone replacement therapy has been used for several decades to reduce the ‘typical’ symptoms of menopause such as painful intercourse, mood swings and hot flashes. But revolutionary bioidentical hormone replacement pellets also safely and effectively protect women from the more serious effects of menopausal hormone decline, including broken bones, cardiac disease, type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline and certain cancers.
If you live in the greater Scottsdale, Chandler, or Glendale, AZ area schedule a personalized hormone replacement consultation at Tutera Medical today
Menopause Hormone Replacement | Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale: 480-874-1515