Women (BHRT)

Have you or someone close to you notice a change in your mood?  Are you tired of hot flashes?  Does your mind seem cloudy?  Do you suffer from pre menstrual syndrome (PMS)?  Are you taking  anti-depressants that don’t seem to work?  Your symptoms could be due to hormonal fluctuations resulting from: PMS, menopause or peri-menopause.

About Menopause

Menopause is the permanent cessation of ovarian production of  the ovarian hormones (Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone).  It’s the point in a woman’s life when she has not had a menstrual period for one year.  Menopause marks the end of childbearing years. It is often referred to as “the change”.  For most women, menopause happens around the age of 50, but every woman’s body has its own timeline.   The age of menopause can start in the mid-40s and extend well into the 50s or earlier if surgically (i.e. hysterecotomy) or medically (i.e. thyroid disease, chemotherapy/radiation) induced.

What is Peri-Menopause?

Peri-menopause is the process that leads up to menopause.  It can start as early as your late 30s or as late as your early 50s.  Peri-menopause usually lasts from 2 to 8 years.  You may have irregular periods or other symptoms during this time.  During this time, your hormone levels go up and down not only causing changes in the quality, frequency and duration of your periods but also potentially causing other physical, mental and emotional symptoms.  Eventually, estrogen and progesterone levels drop low enough that your menstrual cycle stops and menopause starts.

Menopause and peri-menopause are inevitable.  The good news is that Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help.

Common symptoms associated with peri-menopause and menopause:

  • Irregular periods (light or heavy bleeding. Your menstrual cycle may be longer or shorter, or you may skip periods)
  • Hot Flashes
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Emotional changes (mood swings, irritability, depressed, )
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Problems with remembering or thinking clearly
  • Weight gain
  • Concentration loss
  • Palpitations
  • Vaginal dryness

 

*Note: Younger women may also suffer from hormonal fluctuations surrounding periods, a condition known as PMS, premenstrual syndrome.  PMS is defined as symptoms that present a week or so before the period starts and ends once the period has began.  Symptoms include, but aren’t limited to, breast tenderness, migraines, mood swings, food cravings, irritability, and depression. BHRT can also help treat PMS.

 

About BHRT (Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy)

BHRT can only be prescribed by a physician.  They are compounded at special pharmacies known as “compounding pharmacies”.  At Vivify Medical, we evaluate your hormone requirements through clinical symptoms as well as blood tests. If treatment is needed, we then prescribe a BHRT regimen that is tailored to the exact amount of each hormone needed for hormonal balance. Hormones, which are initially evaluated for replacement include, but is not limited to,  Estrogen, Progesterone, Growth hormone, Thyroid Hormones, DHEA and Testosterone.  If these hormones are sub-therapeutic ( not Optimized) and needed to be replaced, Vivify Medical will work with you to decide on the best way to administer these medications, whether it be through oral medication, by Pellet implantation or as a creams.

BHRT will significantly reduce symptoms associated with hormonal decline before, during and after menopause. In addition to symptom relief, BHRT protect your brain, heart, vessels, bones, skin, hair follicles and muscles from decline. Most patients who start on BHRT feel emotionally and physically better within two weeks.

At Vivify Medical of Norristown and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we use BHRT as the main pillar of anti-aging medicine. Combined with good nutrition, medical grade supplements, exercise and stress reduction, you can live the healthiest life possible.

 

The Oprah Winfrey Official Website has a lot of good information on bio-idenOprah-Winfreytial hormone replacement threapy.  Check out this short video from her website.  Dr. Oz discusses bio-identical hormone replacement treatment.  Click HERE to begin.

Call us for a free consultation and see the difference Vivify Medical  of Norristown and Philadelphia, Pennsylvaina can do for you.

Vivify Medical in Norristown, PA specializes in Weight Loss Management , Bio–identical Hormone Replacement ( Anti Aging Medicine ), Non-invasive Body Contouring, Laser liposuction, cryolipolysis and Medical Grade Aesthetics : Botox , Dermal Fillers ( Juvederm and Restylane ), Mesotherapy ( Liquid Lipo ), Chemical Peels , and Microdermabrasion . We are also approved to prescribe the addiction medicine Suboxone and Subutex.

Since 2002 we have been improving the quilaty of life for our patients throughout Montgomery county ( Abington , Blue Bell , Bridgeport , Conshohocken , Fort Washington , Hatboro , Horsham , King of Prussia , Lansdale , Limerick , Main Line , Merion , Narberth , North Wales , Plymouth Meeting , Pottstown , Schwenksville , Skippack , Villanova , Wayne , Whitpain , Willow Grove , Wyndmoor , and Wynnewood ), the greater Philadelphia metro area, and Delaware.  Rapid Weight Loss Diets and Meal Replacement Programs.

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