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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause – The Best Natural Treatment

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the most natural treatment for menopausal women.

Menopause is a natural biological process and part of life that occurs when a woman’s menstrual cycle stops. However, the symptoms of menopause can be uncomfortable and disruptive to daily life. Hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, mood changes, fatigue, low sex drive and sleep disturbances are just a few of the common symptoms women may experience during this time. For many women, the symptoms can be unbearable, especially when lack of sleep comes into play.

In addition to reducing symptoms, hormone therapy provides health benefits to menopausal women. Hormone therapy helps prevent bone loss, therefore reducing the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures. Hormone therapy also helps protect against cardiovascular disease by improving cholesterol levels, reducing inflammation, and improving blood vessel function.

For years, traditional hormone therapy has been the go-to treatment for menopausal symptoms, but recent studies have shown that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may be a safer and more natural alternative.

BHRT is a type of hormone replacement therapy that uses hormones identical in molecular structure to those naturally produced in a woman’s body. These hormones are derived from plant sources, such as soy or yams, and are customized to each woman’s individual needs. Because they are identical in structure to the hormones produced by the body, BHRT is considered a more natural and safer option than traditional hormone therapy, which uses synthetic hormones.

A Patient’s Story About BHRT

At age 45, Michelle began experiencing a lack of energy, hot flashes, anxiety, and mood swings for several months. She was also having trouble sleeping at night which made her life miserable as she started getting migraines. She tried several over-the-counter menopausal treatments that online sources had recommended. Nothing worked for her, and she spent hundreds of dollars without any results. She was hesitant to try traditional hormone therapy, but her symptoms were affecting her quality of life.

After doing some research, Michelle learned about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and decided to find a gynecologist that could help her. She asked a local Facebook group if anyone could suggest a provider that specialized in bioidentical hormone therapy.

Finding Dr. James Haley and the Right Menopausal Treatment

Several women recommended Dr. James Haley at Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists in Canton and Woodstock, GA and said he was the “go-to doctor” for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Michelle made an appointment with Dr. Haley and on her first visit she discussed her symptoms with him and then had her hormone levels tested. Based on her symptoms and results, Dr. Haley prescribed a customized BHRT regimen for her.

“This was hands down the best experience ever with a gynecologist I have ever had. Dr. Haley explained my condition, all the viable options, and why bioidenticals were the best choice for me. He alleviated any concern I had about them being a health risk, and even explained in detail their benefits for my long-term health. On the first visit I was given a prescription for bioidentical hormone cream and was told to come back in a month to make sure I was feeling better, and it was the right dosage.”

Michelle shares her first visit with Dr. Haley

Within a few weeks of starting BHRT, Michelle noticed a significant improvement in her symptoms. She shares that:

  • Her hot flashes and night sweats became less frequent and less severe
  • Her mood stabilized
  • She was able to sleep better at night
  • She had more energy during the day
  • She even lost some weight that she’d been struggling to lose despite a healthy diet and exercise routine. The weight just came off more easily on BHRT.

“It is unbelievable how much better I feel. I have more energy, no night sweats or hot flashes, and I have even lost weight. I was also afraid this type of treatment would be expensive, but I was so wrong. For me, it is less than $40 a month at a local pharmacy. I am on a specific formula that is right for me: a blend of estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone. What a life-changing difference it has made in my life!”

Michelle shares how she feels after three months of being on bioidentical hormones

BHRT Can Be Customized for Each Woman

Michelle’s experience is not unique. Many women have found relief from their menopausal symptoms with BHRT. In addition to being a more natural and safer alternative to traditional hormone therapy, BHRT can be customized to each woman’s individual needs, making it a cost-effective treatment option.

BHRT can provide a personalized and affordable approach to treating menopausal symptoms, contrary to what many women may believe. Once you and your doctor find the correct dosage for you, only routine checkups may be necessary, usually every six months to a year.

Menopause can be a challenging time for women, but BHRT offers a safe and natural way to manage the symptoms. Michelle’s experience is just one example of how BHRT can improve quality of life for women experiencing menopause.

Cherokee Women’s Health Can Help

If you are experiencing symptoms of menopause, it may be worth considering BHRT as a treatment option and consulting with a gynecologist who specializes in BHRT to determine if it is right for you.

We can answer your questions! Call us today at 770.720.7733 or simply request an appointment online at either our Canton or Woodstock location.