At Angel Longevity Medical Centers Anju Mathur, M.D. offers customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to women that are going through age related transitions, such as menopause. Utilizing one or several therapies, Doctor Mathur often uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help her patients regain balance, and her programs are customized to suit individual needs and conditions. Offering personalized care, Doctor Mathur will help women to determine the best course of treatment for their individual conditions and symptoms. Her customized Bioidentical Hormone programs have helped many women to improve their overall levels of health and wellness, while reducing the symptoms of menopause.
Bioidentical Hormones For Menopause
Typically, women enter into menopause around the age of 52, and it officially begins when a menstrual period has not occurred for 12 months. In the years leading up to menopause, hormone production in the ovaries gradually reduces, until production of essential hormones ceases all together, which marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. During this natural change, the body was designed for the adrenal glands to take over hormone production; however, because most women’s adrenal glands have been taxed due to stress, over work, toxins, or an overly busy lifestyle, the adrenals cannot produce the needed hormones. Because hormones control a wide range of functions, a lack of essential hormones can cause numerous symptoms to occur during menopause.
Common symptoms that occur during menopause may include:
- Low libido
- Thinning bones
- Poor concentration
- Weight loss resistance
- Muscle atrophy
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Thinning skin, hair, and nails
- Sexual dysfunction
Through the restoration of essential hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Doctor Anju Mathur can help women to revive their overall quality of life and reduce the uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve menopause symptoms that are related to hormonal imbalances. Through balancing hormones, the root of conditions and symptoms can be erased, which can eliminate health concerns. A few of the symptoms that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve include:
Hot flashes and night sweats are vasomotor imbalances that are controlled in the hypothalamus, which is signaled by hormones, such as estrogen. The hypothalamus regulates body temperature, and when hormones are imbalanced, the signals going to hypothalamus can be misconstrued. Restoring estrogen to healthy levels with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can eliminate hot flashes and night sweats.
Thinning bones can also occur due to a lack of estrogen balance. Estrogen works to help the bones absorb calcium and form new cells, which is why women going through menopause are often at a greater risk for developing osteoporosis. Replacing estrogen to healthy levels with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to prevent osteoporosis and strengthen their bones.
Mood swings, such as irritability, depression, anxiety, or outbursts of anger can occur because of imbalances in estrogen and progesterone. Mood changes that take place during menopause often negatively affect personal, family, work, or intimate relationships and overall mental health. Using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to balance levels can help women to maintain a healthier frame of mind and balanced relationships.
Low libido is another symptom of menopause related hormone decline, and it often occurs because of a marked decline in estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When the ovaries no longer produce estrogen and progesterone, it becomes the adrenal glands’ job to produce these hormones. Because testosterone is also produced primarily in the adrenals in women, the body steals the building blocks for testosterone to coin more estrogen and progesterone. All three sex hormones influence libido, and when they are deficient, most menopausal women lose all desire. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to balance these hormones, allowing women to regain a healthy level of desire and libido.
Sexual dysfunction is yet another hormone related dilemma that menopausal women deal with during hormone decline. Women may notice that they have reduced enjoyment in intimate relations, reduced ability to climax, and dryness; these concerns are also related to a decline in sex hormones. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can restore sex hormones to optimal levels, which can improve overall sexual function in menopausal women.
Weight gain and a slower metabolism can occur due to imbalances with estrogen and progesterone. In menopausal women, a lack of thyroid hormone may also play a role in weight gain. Doctor Anju Mathur will test all necessary hormone levels to determine which imbalances may be playing a role in weight gain or weight loss resistance. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help menopausal women to regain balance, lose weight, and increase their overall health.
Insomnia occurs in many women that are going through menopause, and most women have issues falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up very early and not being able to go back to sleep. The hypothalamus controls sleeping cycles, and imbalances within vital hormones can reduce the brain’s ability to set sleeping cycles. Restoring hormonal balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to regain normal sleeping cycles, while reducing insomnia.
At Angel Longevity Medical Centers, Doctor Anju Mathur has helped vast numbers of women to maintain their health while going through menopause with her comprehensive treatment programs. Before getting started, Doctor Mathur first begins by taking the patient’s complete medical history, and she performs a thorough assessment of the patient’s health. Taking a patient-centered approach, she takes the time to understand her patient’s goals, primary concerns, and lifestyle habits. After getting the information she needs, she may also perform lab tests. Doctor Mathur then designs personalized programs that can help patients to recover optimal levels of health and wellness.