Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is used to adjust specific hormones within the body to produce desirable results. Hormones are essential for complex physical processes such as growth, sexual function, immune response, and even emotional and mental capacities. As we age, the production of hormones shifts, slows, and eventually stops, which can have a profound impact on all of the body’s systems. BHRT is customized to address the exact hormone deficiency causing physical symptoms such as sexual dysfunction, mental sluggishness, and poor immune response.
Symptoms of Menopause
Hormone imbalances during menopause can cause a number of physical discomforts including:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- General aching
- Muscle fatigue
- Digestive issues such as gas and bloating
Menopause can also result in emotional discomforts such as:
- Mood swings
- Low libido
- Foggy memory
General fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and high blood pressure are also symptoms of menopause which, like the physical and emotional symptoms of this common condition, can often be addressed with BHRT.
Finding the Right Combination
There are over 50 hormones in the human body and finding the right combination for optimal effect requires experience and knowledge. At True Balance, our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy specialists work directly with compounding pharmacies to help ensure proper dosage and improve outcomes.
It is important to remember that menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may not respond to BHRT immediately, but rather slowly improve over the course of two to three weeks. A typical treatment period is three to six months, though some may take longer. During your initial consultation at one of our three Edmonton area offices, we will carefully listen to your concerns, fully assess your medical history, and provide you with honest and useful information about your options.
The efficacy of BHRT for the treatment of menopause symptoms has a long and data-driven history. The North American Menopause Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and The Endocrine Society have all found BHRT demonstrably beneficial for the treatment of vaginal dryness and hot flashes, but warn that five or more years of BHRT can increase risks for breast cancer and even short-term use may increase risks for blood clots. These risks are rare, no greater than those posed by birth control, and can be reversed by ceasing therapy.
We are Here for You
If you have grown tired of feeling tired; if your mental fog is becoming more of a curtain; if night sweats and hot flashes are keeping you up; if vaginal dryness or a low libido are interfering with your sex life; if menopause is causing you any discomforts at all, we are here for you.
Trusted, experienced, caring, and effective, the team at True Balance Longevity Med Spa is here to listen to your concerns and guide you towards the most effective solutions. We encourage you to call the closest location to you for a private, confidential, and helpful consultation with one of our BHRT specialists today.
In Sherwood Park, call 780-306-4331 for an appointment. In Spruce Grove, call 780-306-7676 and in St. Albert 587-507-4632. We welcome women experiencing menopause from Edmonton and all surrounding Alberta communities.