Bioidentical Hormones for Women
The Woodlands TX Menopause Doctor, Julie Beth Yelin, M.D. at Choose Health Wellness Center specializes in providing women with customized Bioidentical Hormone plans. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women of all ages fight the effects of hormone decline. Women can experience hormonal imbalances at any age; however, most women begin to experience hormonal decline in the mid to late 30’s or early 40’s. Hormonal imbalances can be caused due to stress, a poor diet, environmental factors, lack of sleep, and poor nutrition.
The hormones that most commonly begin to decline in women are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Estrogen and progesterone are the primary female sex hormones that promote reproductive health and youthfulness. While testosterone is thought to mainly be a male hormone, women do produce small amounts of testosterone in their adrenal glands, and it is important for maintaining libido, energy, and muscle mass. If these hormones remain imbalanced, numerous issues can occur.
Symptoms of women with hormonal imbalances include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Thinning hair
- Water retention
- Weight gain
- Food cravings
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
The majority of women experience hormone decline and the symptoms of hormone imbalances during perimenopause and menopause. Perimenopause occurs 4-6 years before menopause and can affect women as early as the 30’s or as late as the 50’s. During perimenopause, the ovaries begin to produce less estrogen and progesterone, which can cause a series of uncomfortable symptoms to occur. Some of these symptoms can include acne, menstrual irregularities, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, migraines, weight gain, fatigue, and mood changes.
During menopause, a woman’s ovaries have stopped producing adequate amounts of progesterone and estrogen, because the hormonal network is connected, this can affect the functioning of other important hormones. During menopause, women may begin to experience hot flashes, vaginal dryness, night sweats, low libido, anxiety, depression, insomnia, osteoporosis, and weight gain. The Woodlands TX Menopause Specialist, Julie Beth Yelin, M.D. at Choose Health Wellness Center has helped many women to overcome the consequences of menopause.
Despite when or why hormonal imbalance has occurred, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women replenish deficient hormones and improve numerous conditions associated with hormonal decline.
Conditions treated with BHRT include:
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal dryness
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
The Woodlands TX Menopause Specialist, Julie Beth Yelin, M.D. of Choose Health Wellness Center in The Woodlands, Texas can help women that are experiencing hormone decline to balance their hormones and prevent the signs and symptoms associated with hormone decline. Her Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs have helped many patients to improve their overall health and wellness levels.