As women, it may feel like we trade one difficult thing for another when it comes to our reproductive health. We deal with periods and PMS, and then if we become pregnant, we may experience uncomfortable effects there as well. Finally, we experience menopause, which comes with its own set of difficult symptoms that all result from hormonal imbalances.
So, how do you get your hormones back to optimal levels to keep those symptoms at bay? At Dr. Randolph’s Ageless and Wellness Center, we have spent decades helping women — and men — look and feel their best. Read on to get our guidance on rebalancing your hormones after menopause.
The Hormonal Changes of Menopause
When a woman reaches menopause, usually at an average of 51 years of age, estrogen and progesterone production slows down, bringing about an end to her monthly cycle and fertility. “The change” causes a plethora of physical and physiological symptoms, including the following.
- Memory loss
- Hot flashes
- Urinary tract infection
- Vaginal dryness
These symptoms can linger if they go untreated, and declining hormones may eventually lead to more severe health issues. Bone loss quickens, leading to lowered bone density, osteopenia, and osteoporosis, as the risk of heart attack or stroke increases.
Metabolic rates also change, and fat accumulates around the midsection due to increased insulin resistance and poor glucose management. Further, reduced estrogen and progesterone levels can cause an imbalance in androgen levels as the body converts more testosterone into estrogen. Androgen dominance can lead to unwanted hair growth on the face, neck, or upper back.
Fighting Back Against Hormone Imbalances
The good news is that it is possible to treat menopause-related hormonal imbalances through lifestyle changes and hormone replacement.
Getting sufficient exercise is beneficial in many ways, including strengthening bones, maintaining muscle mass, and helping regulate glucose levels, which can help balance hormones. Even better, exercise helps reduce the frequency and severity of certain menopause symptoms like hot flashes.
Maintaining a healthy diet can also improve some menopause symptoms, as can limiting caffeine and alcohol intake. Eating healthily and paying special attention to your gut health helps your body metabolize, convert, balance, and excrete hormones.
When you cannot adequately manage your stress levels, it puts your adrenal gland under considerable pressure, making it unable to produce sex hormones efficiently. This insufficiency leads to uncomfortable menopausal symptoms.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) allows you to replenish the hormones your body lacks through hormones that mimic those your body produces naturally.
An effective estrogen cream provides the following advantages.
- Promotes healthy natural estrogen levels
- Improves hot flashes and night sweats
- Supports bone health
- May benefit urinary tract health
Similarly, an efficacious progesterone cream provides the following benefits.
- Prevents estrogen dominance
- Helps reverse the negative effects of estrogen and hormonal imbalance
- Relieves menopause symptoms
- Promotes high-quality sleep
- Improves brain blood circulation
- Decreases breast cancer risk
Used in conjunction, like our Hormone Balancing Pair, these products provide hormone balancing without creating dominance, allowing you to reduce the occurrence and severity of menopausal and post-menopausal symptoms.
Dr. Randolph’s Is Your Hormone Balancing Guide
Menopause is an unavoidable part of life for women, but fortunately, it is possible to get your hormones back in balance. When you combine a mindful diet and regular exercise regimen with beneficial BHRT products, you fight back against uncomfortable menopause symptoms.
At Dr. Randolph’s Ageless and Wellness Center, we are committed to helping your hormones regain their balance and for you to live your healthiest, best life. Contact us to schedule an appointment for your customized BHRT plan, or shop our online store to begin your journey to hormonal balance today.