Many women are starting to discover that they need to have bioidentical hormone therapy before they get to menopause. This often occurs during the phase known as perimenopause. Perimenopause is the phase that happens before menopause and means “around menopause”. This term refers to the time period during which a woman’s body begins its natural journey towards infertility, or permanent menopause. Another term that is used for perimenopause is menopausal transition. Regardless of what it is called this is a period when women can benefit from the stability of having bioidentical hormone therapy replace the dwindling estrogen and other hormones in their body, which occurs naturally during this period of transition.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and Perimenopause
The thing about perimenopause is that the hormones are at their most unstable during this period. Once you transition to full menopause the estrogen levels continue to drop. However, in this transitional phase the body is still attempting to create and function with the normal amount of hormones. This can lead to major mood changes, including flashes of anger, depression, sadness, a tendency to burst into tears, and any number of other symptoms also associated with menopause. The constant up again, down again, situation with the hormones makes this a perfect time to consider bioidentical hormone therapy which can help to stabilize the hormones and make the transition much more bearable.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is Based on Your Needs
Bioidentical hormone therapy is provided based on the needs of the patient. In other words, we are going to create hormones that are chemically identical to what your body produces, in the quantity that your body needs. Each treatment is based on your individual and current needs, making bioidentical hormone therapy the only way to treat the ups and downs of perimenopause and your hormones during this transitional period. It is also the safest and most effect method available.
If you know someone who may be going through perimenopause, sharing this information with them could really help them deal with their challenges.