Postmenopause Therapy Specialist in Pflugerville, TX
Are you experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, changes in sex drive, depression, insomnia, weight changes or hair loss? If yes, don’t worry and consult our highly trained menopause specialists at Optimal Balance Center. Contact us for more information or request an appointment today! We are conveniently located at 701 FM 685, Ste 125 Pflugerville, TX 78660.
Table of Contents:
What does a postmenopause specialist do?
What is postmenopausal hormone therapy?
When should a woman seek treatment for postmenopause?
What are the benefits of postmenopausal hormone therapy?
Can Optimal Balance Center help with my postmenopause?
Every woman will go through menopause – that time of life when she will start to experience uncomfortable and distressing symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, depression, and vaginal dryness, to name a few. Menopause can occur naturally, typically in the mid to late 40s to mid 50s, or as the result of a hysterectomy. The word ‘menopause’ refers to the woman’s final menstrual cycle and is confirmed after 12 consecutive months of missed periods. The average age for a woman to reach menopause is 51. However, the symptoms unfortunately don’t just disappear once the periods have stopped. Postmenopause is the years following the menopausal, about 12 months, and the symptoms can continue for years afterward. With the advances in treatments like bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, there is no reason for any woman to suffer in silence. Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to those produced by the human body and are produced from estrogens derived from plants such as yams and soy. Being so similar to human hormones makes them more compatible with the human body and can thus provide optimal therapeutic benefits.
A postmenopause specialist is someone who has the experience, knowledge, and expertise to guide a woman through their menopause symptoms and help them to decide upon the most appropriate and beneficial treatment plan for them.
Postmenopausal hormone therapy is considered a safe and beneficial treatment for the relief of symptoms experienced by a woman before, during, and after menopause and works by replacing the hormones that are naturally lost during this time. The uncomfortable symptoms caused by these lower estrogen levels include hot flashes, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness leading to painful sex, memory problems, mood disturbances, and weight gain. Treatment to replace these lost hormones can be beneficial in many ways.
Any woman experiencing unexplained mood swings or depression, anxiety, fatigue, hot flashes, weight gain, or any of the other many signs that may suggest she is postmenopausal should consider seeking advice on hormone replacement therapy. She will need to let her provider know if she has had a hysterectomy as that will be crucial in determining which regime should be followed: estrogen only or estrogen and progesterone combined.
Numerous clinical studies have shown that postmenopausal hormone therapy effectively helps to relieve hot flashes, vaginal dryness, night sweats, etc, and has also helped to prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of osteoporosis which in turn can lead to improved sleep, sexual relations, and quality of life. According to the National Institutes of Health, there is also overwhelming evidence to support hormone therapy protecting against heart disease and stroke with no increased risk of blood clots or high blood pressure, and that the advantages of hormone replacement therapy far outweigh the disadvantages.
Optimal Balance Center provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapies that can help with all stages of life, including perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.
• Perimenopause (or the transition into menopause) is the period between the start of symptoms (such as irregular periods) and 1 year after the final menstrual period.
• Menopause is confirmed after 12 consecutive months with no menstrual period.
• Postmenopause is the years following menopause.
If you would like to know more about how we can help you navigate the postmenopause years, contact us today! Call us for more information or to request an appointment today! We are conveniently located at 701 FM 685, Ste 125 Pflugerville, TX 78660. We Serve Patients from Pflugerville TX, Austin TX, Round Rock TX, Hutto TX, Georgetown TX, Cedar Park TX, Taylor TX, and Manor TX.