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5 Reasons to Consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

5 Reasons to Consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a leading treatment for all things menopause. Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life cycle that marks the end of your menstrual cycle: This means no more ovulation and no more monthly periods. However, the transition isn’t particularly smooth for all women.

Most women begin to approach menopause in their forties or fifties, soon noticing unprecedented irregularities in their menstrual cycle as the hormones estrogen and progesterone fluctuate. For many women, these hormone fluctuations cause highly uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms. 

Not all women approaching menopause will need any form of treatment for the symptoms they experience, but if yours are impacting your life, it’s time to discuss bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with the team at Alpha Care Medical. Located in Seaford, Millsboro, Harrington, and Dover, Delaware, Alpha Care Medical prescribes and supervises hormone replacement therapy to safely ease your transition into menopause. 

If you’re looking to learn about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy before approaching the subject with your physician, consider these five reasons why bioidentical hormones might help you:

1. They’re no different from your natural hormones

It’s not unreasonable to question the safety and efficacy of taking any prescription, let alone hormones. All of your body’s hormones play important roles in driving bodily functions, so even a slight imbalance or mismatch could have serious consequences. 

Bioidentical hormones have maintained their popularity because the hormones are structurally identical to the hormones your body produces naturally. This means the bioidentical hormones interact seamlessly with your hormone receptors and function in the same exact way as your natural hormones.

2. They help you feel less tired

Drowsiness and fatigue are common during menopause because estrogen increases cortisol and testosterone levels to naturally energize you. Along with sleep disruptions, perimenopause and menopause often make it difficult to stay awake, alert, and focused all day. 

3. They enhance your libido

You may notice your sex drive decline during perimenopause due to the fluctuating sex hormones. Not only that, but vaginal dryness and painful intercourse can drive a wedge into your intimate relationship too. 

By addressing the underlying hormone imbalance with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can restore your physical arousal and revive your sexual enthusiasm.

4. They ease your transition into menopause

Many women approaching menopause feel like their entire body is out of whack. Daily discomforts multiply in your forties or fifties, causing sleep problems, relationship strain, and other secondary issues. 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy replenishes your body’s hormone supply to alleviate hormone-related symptoms including:

You might not think much about the importance of hormones until you experience a deficiency around menopause. The decline of estrogen and progesterone doesn’t just stop your menstrual cycle: It affects your well-being in plenty more unexpected ways.

5. They keep your bones strong

The loss of estrogen during menopause is key in reducing bone density, leading to osteoporosis in many postmenopausal women. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons why over 70% of hip fractures occur in women. 

When you have low bone density, your risk for fractures rises exponentially. Broken bones take lots of time to heal and, depending on where they’re located, can be debilitating. Though bioidentical hormone replacement therapy cannot treat osteoporosis, it can preserve the bone density you still have so you can avoid fractures in your hips, spine, and other vulnerable areas.

Learn more about bioidentical hormones and how they can enhance your postmenopausal well-being. Call your nearest Alpha Care Medical office or schedule a wellness consultation online today. 

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