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Menopause and Moment: What Are Your Goals?

Menopause occurs when a woman doesn’t experience a menstrual period in over 12 months. The underlying cause for this event is the diminishing of the finite number of eggs produced by the ovaries as you age. Thus, with menopause comes an uninvited irregularity and scarcity of hormones. Initially, this issue can seem untreatable and can cause great anxiety in the individual.
However, some therapies can help you diminish the after-effects of menopause. Following are the topics that we’ll cover below.
  • What is menopause?
  • What is hormone replacement therapy?
  • Goals for hormone replacement therapy in menopause
What is menopause?
Menopause is a stage that comes in every female’s life. It’s when your menstrual cycles meet an end. About 95 percent of women have their last period between the ages of 45 to 55 years. You can diagnose menopause when it’s been 12 straight months without a menstrual period.
 
Symptoms
The symptoms vary differently in frequency, intensity, and duration in every person. Once menopause starts (period for 12 months), the after symptoms may last for another four to five years. However, they decrease in frequency and intensity. These symptoms are:
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Increased depression
  • Insomnia
  • Unexpected mood swings
  • Urinary urgency
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of libido
  • Brittle bones
  • Pain during sex
What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)?
 
Research states that hormonal replacement therapy BHRT is an optimal treatment to relieve the symptoms of menopause. It increases the particular hormones which are at a lower level as you approach the stage of menopause.
For BHRT, first, you will consult your doctor. Your doctor will suggest you adequate treatment based on your medical history. Several tests like saliva, blood, and urine tests will be performed to identify your hormonal needs.
 
Upon receiving the hormone replacements, your doctor will carry on tests to pinpoint the span of your treatment along with the progress of your body. The BHRT is performed using pellets, injectables, pills, and creams.
 
Goals for BHRT in menopause.
 
The main purpose of this treatment is to improve all the troubling symptoms women face in the perimenopause and post-menopause phases.
 
-Regaining comfortable sleep patterns as night sweats prohibit you to sleep peacefully.
-Low levels of depression and anxiety, as in menopause depression can take you to dark places and even suicidal thoughts, therefore to avoid drowning in the sea of depression and anxiety, BHRT helps.
  • A healthier mind that is free from insomnia as it causes troubled thinking.
  • Good relationships and better sex life as vaginal dryness and unusual pains should stop.
  • Getting rid of urinary urgency as it feels annoying having to go to the bathroom amidst a meeting.
  • Reduced risk of unwanted pregnancy.
  • Strong bones and able to perform day-to-day activities actively.