You’re feeling on edge. Existentially and physically weak. You feel as if you’ve lost a part of yourself. All of these are totally normal feelings for someone to experience when they’re going through menopause or are post-menopausal. It’s also natural to feel powerless. Aging is inevitable, as they say, father time is undefeated. You might feel there’s nothing you can do to prevent yourself from becoming frail and weak. But that does not have to be the case. If you’re vigilant and monitor your health, you can curb and prevent many of the health issues associated with menopause. By being proactive, you can help your body combat osteoporosis, muscle loss, and weight gain. Menopause usually causes your estrogen levels to go down, and having low estrogen levels is intrinsically connected to weight gain “The importance of estrogens in subcutaneous fat accumulation is evident”
Low Estrogen and Body Fat
Countless studies have shown that low estrogen levels can contribute to weight gain in menopausal women “Some researchers argue that the absence of estrogens may be an important obesity-triggering factor.” Many studies have also found that low estrogen levels can wreak havoc on your metabolism “Estrogen deficiency enhances metabolic dysfunction.” Study after study have made note of the intrinsic relationship between low estrogen levels and weight gain in menopausal women.
How Hormone Therapy Can Help
Hormone replacement therapy is clinically proven to potentially help menopausal women that our experiencing weight gain “at the six-year follow-up demonstrated a decrease in the loss of body fat mass with hormonal therapy.” Along with helping to aide menopausal women with weight gain, hormone replacement therapy has also shown to help stabilize menopause’s women insulin levels, glucose, and metabolism “estrogen/progestin based hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women has been shown to lower visceral adipose tissue, fasting serum glucose, and insulin levels.” In addition, hormone therapy may have a positive impact on cholesterol and LDL levels for menopausal women “estrogen therapy may exert a positive impact by reducing total cholesterol and relative LDL levels” Overall, many clinicians agree that hormone replacement therapy can be very beneficial in treating health issues associated with menopause.
When to Seek Help
It’s hard to know when to seek help. You may feel that some of the health issues you’re experiencing during or after menopause are par for the course. You might think there’s not much you can actively do to ease any of these health issues. You might feel embarrassed about addressing them due to the stigma associated with menopause. All of these are legitimate and understandable points of view. Yet, it may be good idea to consult with a doctor to investigate and assess the issues your experiencing, and to create a plan to address them. If you’re experiencing any health complications that you think are a direct result of menopause, or you’re attempting to be proactive and tackle menopause before it happens, you may want to meet with a doctor.
How We Can Help
If you’re dealing with health issues that you think are related to menopause you might want to get your hormone levels checked. A simple blood test will be able to pin down if any of your hormone levels are irregular. If they are medically irregular, a doctor may recommend bioidentical hormone therapy or BHRT for short. Bioidentical hormones are man-made hormones that are chemically similar to hormones produced by humans. Many argue that BHRT is a more safe and consistent form of hormone therapy.
BHRT therapy is done by implanting hormones in your skin. Implanting hormone pellets is a simple and non-invasive procedure, typically taking less than five minutes. This treatment is called pellet-based therapy and is quickly becoming one of the preferred methods of hormone therapy for both providers and patients. Essentially, a provider will subcutaneously place hormone pellets in your skin. This subcutaneous placement of hormones allows patients to receive a steady flow of hormones 24/7. This constant flow helps you potentially avoid unwanted side effects.
If you’ve decided to pursue Hormone Therapy, it’s critical you find a provider that will dose hormones precisely, and every provider that works with Simpatra™ has access to a cutting-edge dosing technology. This technology eliminates the guesswork when it comes to dosing and allows physicians to accurately dose patients based on each individual’s unique blood tests — ensuring that your treatment will be efficient and effective. Simpatra™ will also provide additional tools that allow for your patient journey to remain consistent throughout the whole process.
Hormone replacement pellets must be of the highest quality to ensure the best results, and all Simpatra™ providers receive their pellets from highly reputable and respected manufactures. To learn more about BHRT or to find a provider near you, visit us at www.simpatra.health.
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