Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause
Wyoming Menopause Doctor, Rathna Raju, M.D. specializes in helping women to improve the symptoms and signs related to perimenopause and menopause. Because age related changes can be difficult to experience, Doctor Raju takes the time to understand each patient’s personal needs and health goals. After spending an ample amount of time getting to know her patients, she works with women to develop a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan that can help them to regain optimal levels of health.
The signs and effects of the menopause transition can begin as early as age 35, although most women become aware of the transition in their mid to late 40’s. Normally lasting for several years, its duration varies for every woman, and its course is impossible to predict. During perimenopause, which can last 4-6 years and usually ends after twelve months of amenorrhea, a woman’s menstrual cycle becomes irregular and varied, and fertility becomes diminished.
A woman is considered to have reached menopause when a full year has passed since her last menstrual cycle. Natural menopause is a condition that every healthy woman will experience as she reaches middle age, typically between the ages of 35-59. It is a natural, gradual process that occurs when a woman’s ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, and her lifetime supply of eggs becomes depleted.
Women going through menopause often experience a combination of some or all of the following symptoms:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats and/or cold flashes
- mood swings
- sudden tears
- Loss of libido
- Heart palpitations
- Urinary urgency
- Inability to sleep through the night
- Clammy skin
- Weight gain
Perimenopause is the word that describes the time when a woman’s body transitions from her fertile, childbearing years into middle age. During this natural transition, the body undergoes biologic changes resulting from declining ovarian hormone production.
Every woman’s experience is different, but common symptoms of perimenopause include:
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
Wyoming Menopause Doctor, Rathna Raju, M.D. at RMS, Center for Advanced Regenerative Medicine focuses on relieving the signs and symptoms that can occur during perimenopause and menopause with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. She also aims to prevent and improve chronic conditions that can occur with aging. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy that includes estrogen remains, by far, the most effective treatment option for relieving menopausal hot flashes. Depending on each patient’s personal and family medical history, Wyoming Menopause Doctor, Rathna Raju, M.D. may recommend estrogen to provide symptom relief for you.