The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation indicates, “approximately 50% of menopausal women experience hot flashes. They can come on suddenly at any time, but many women find they are most frequent at night.” This specific symptom can begin many years before a woman’s menstrual cycle ends, and is usually the first indication of perimenopause a woman experiences.
Hot flashes are one of many frustrating symptoms associated with menopause. These symptoms are caused by a sharp reduction of female hormones, including estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone.
Hormone loss is inevitable during menopause and perimenopause–the period just before a woman’s menstrual cycles stop. Women may experience discomfort, pain, or hot flashes when hormone levels fall too quickly or drop drastically faster in a short amount of time. Some women may experience unbearable symptoms, and to alleviate them, it’s important to resolve the root problem.
Resolve hot flashes, vaginal dryness and more with HRT
Hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause, and often one of biggest complaints I hear from pre-menopausal or menopausal patients. The good news is that hot flashes can be significantly reduced using bioidentical hormone therapy customized to a woman’s individual needs. In fact, recent research has demonstrated beyond any doubt that HRT for hot flashes can reduce discomfort for women, and that this treatment is safe.
HRT can help with virtually all symptoms of menopause:
- Vaginal dryness can be treated through low doses of vaginal estrogen;
- Combined estrogen and progesterone can be suitable for hot flashes;
- Women who do not have a uterus may be able to take estrogen long term.
Scientific studies have been clear about HRT’s effect on hot flashes since at least 2002. Research consistently shows its effectiveness. This is crucial, since women can suffer from hot flashes far into the process of menopause and even beyond. In one study from the journal Menopause, more than 33% of women surveyed reported hot flashes a full 10 years after menopause.
Discover a personalized approach at the biostation
Lifestyle, genetics, or a medical illness can increase the risk of serious hot flashes and other symptoms in menopausal women. However, even women with good overall health can encounter uncomfortable symptoms when entering menopause – simply because their hormonal health is out of balance.
the biostation uses only bioidentical hormones in their customized HRT treatments and therapies. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources which work more effectively with the human body than synthetic or animal-based hormones. Since they are the exact same match to the hormones found in our bodies, they are safe and produce faster results with fewer side effects.
As soon as a female experiences the slightest discomfort or symptom of menopause we recommend that they schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to conduct testing and determine the best course of hormone therapy. Once your testing is complete, your doctor will review your symptoms and test results to create a customized protocol designed to get you results. Patients on our individualized therapy have reported the following benefits:
- Increased physical energy and stamina, with reduced feelings of fatigue;
- Greater ability to concentrate, remember details and regulate one’s mood;
- Improved sleep, thanks to cessation of night sweats and reduced anxiety;
- Enhanced sexual arousal, sensation and pleasure during intercourse.
Custom testing for menopause treatments in South Florida
To learn more about our individualized testing and natural treatments for menopause, contact the biostation today.