Natural Menopause Treatments Now Available in Show Low, AZ
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 her early sixties.
And while female hormones regulate fertility and reproduction, they also affect essentially every other aspect of the female body, including metabolism and weight gain, energy, bone density, mood, skin and hair, and sexual drive. So, when estrogen and progesterone levels drop due to menopause, women typically experience a wide array of unpleasant side effects – from hot flashes and night sweats to painful sex and urinary incontinence.
If you are a woman in the Show Low, AZ who is suffering from the side effects of menopause, we have some great news for you! Tutera Medical, one of Arizona’s leaders in menopause treatment, has opened a fourth office in Show Low, AZ to service our Navajo County, AZ patients.
Treatment for the Symptoms of Menopause
The symptoms and side effects of menopausal hormone decline are numerous and varied. Tutera Medical offers safe, natural, and effective bioidentical hormone replacement that can offer relief from the following challenging, painful and often dangerous side-effects of menopausal hormone decline.
#1. Menopause Treatment for Vaginal Problems
Menopausal hormone decline can wreak turmoil on a woman’s sex live. Low sex-drive; decreased vaginal lubrication; vaginal itching and dryness; loss of sexual sensation; pain during intercourse; loose vaginal walls; and even fewer and less intense orgasms all are common during menopause.
A woman’s ability to achieve sexual arousal and climax is controlled in large part by the production of estrogen. Additionally, estrogen production is what keeps the vaginal walls thick, elastic, and lubricated, for comfortable and pleasurable sex.
When estrogen levels are restored with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) vaginal health is restored, so that a woman and her partner can once again enjoy satisfying intimacy.
#2. Menopause Treatment for Weight Loss
Low estrogen levels in women can promote fat storage in the midsection (belly) in the form of visceral fat, which is linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems.
Fortunately, when menopausal hormone imbalances are treated with hormone therapy to restore estrogen balance it can often help control weight gain and reduce the accumulation of visceral fat, as well as stop a reduction in muscle mass.
#3. Menopause Treatment for Hot Flashes & Sleep Problems
Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries, that aids women in getting restful sleep. So, when levels drop during menopause, many women may have difficulty sleeping. Menopausal low estrogen levels can also result in hot flashes and night sweats that interrupt sleep.
Menopausal hormone therapy, now available at Tutera Medical in Show Low, AZ, can improve the most common symptoms of menopause – including sleep problems, hot flashes and night sweats.
#4. Menopause Treatment for Osteoporosis
Many women are surprised to learn that the very first treatment that was FDA approved to prevent osteoporosis was estrogen replacement therapy! This is important because one out of three women over the age of 50 will experience a broken bone due to osteoporosis, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation.
One of estrogen’s many functions is to stimulate activity in the “osteoblast” cells that produce bone. Therefore, if a woman’s estrogen level drops due to menopause, the osteoblasts no longer produce new bone cells, and the bones become more “hollow” or porous and weaker.
While pharmaceutical companies have jumped on the osteoporosis bandwagon, with a variety of synthetic drugs to improve bone density (like Fosamax and Boniva), these lab-created drugs come with a wide array of potentially dangerous side effects. But bioidentical hormone therapy is derived from plant sources that are biologically identical to the ones produced by the human body. The body metabolizes bioidentical hormones in exactly the same way as human hormones – for safer and more effective results, with fewer side effects.
#5. Menopause Treatment for Protection from Heart Disease
Estrogen protects premenopausal women from heart disease by contributing to the relaxation and opening of the blood vessels, as well as by assisting in maintaining a healthy balance of good and bad cholesterol. Without estrogen, cholesterol may begin to accumulate on the walls of arteries.
But as a woman approaches menopause, the less estrogen she produces, and the greater the probability that arteries may get constricted or clogged to the point of causing serious heart disease.
Groundbreaking research, published in the journal Acta Physiologica, has concluded that doctors should not just administer estrogen after menopause, but may need to open the window for estrogen treatment, starting much earlier in perimenopause.
#6. Menopause Treatment for Brain Health
Female hormones also affect brain health and function. This is why one of the most frequently reported symptoms of menopause is “brain fog.” Depression, anxiety, and loss of energy or enthusiasm also often accompany the hormone decline of menopause.
A clinical study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry revealed that undergoing a year of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cut the risk of depression symptoms in women going through menopause and early post-menopause. And the Center for Women’s Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital recommends that when depression is associated with menopause, antidepressant medication should be combined with hormone replacement therapy.
Recent clinical research also suggests that hormone replacement may also help protect against cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Hormone Replacement Menopause Treatment | Show Low, AZ
The most effective, safest, and most natural method of replacing the female hormone decline of menopause is with SottoPelle Method bio-identical hormone replacement pellet insertion. This time-released, subdermal (under the skin) hormone delivery method was pioneered by Dr. Gino Tutera himself.
A single SottoPelle Method hormone pellet implant in our new Show Low, AZ office will steadily and consistently release low doses of hormones for several months with a single insertion. Unlike synthetic, lab-created hormones, bioidentical hormone replacement pellets contain the exact same molecular structure as the human body. This makes them safer, as well as more easily and effectively used by the body’s cells and organs.
Further, hormone pellets are much more convenient because there are no daily pills to remember, and no messy creams or unsightly patches apply!
If you are a woman in the Show Low area who is suffering from symptoms of menopause such as painful intercourse, mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, weight gain and more, schedule a consultation to see if revolutionary bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are the right menopause treatment for you.
Menopause Treatment | Show Low, AZ: 480-874-1515
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