Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Menopause
Las Vegas Menopause Doctor, Mitchel Phillips, D.O. at Phillips Family Practice Clinic offers customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to women suffering from hormonal imbalances. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can especially help female related issues for women in Las Vegas Nevada. As women age or daily life wears down the body, many hormones can become imbalanced to cause a significant number of symptoms and syndromes. Usually, the main hormones that fall out of balance are estrogen and progesterone, which are the two primary female sex hormones, and they are responsible for a great number of bodily functions. While Las Vegas Bioidentical Hormone Therapy programs can help many conditions related to hormone imbalances, it is able to greatly benefit women by improving the conditions of perimenopause, menopause, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PMS, and irregular periods.
Female Sex Hormones
Estrogen has three main forms, and when the different types of estrogen become deficient, havoc can occur in the body. Estrone, which is the first kind of estrogen, is mainly produced after menopause, and high amounts can cause the body to produce breast and uterine tissue, which may lead to endometriosis, fibroids, and breast or uterine cancer. Estriol, is another type of estrogen that inhibits tissue growth and can help to balance Estrone. Estradiol is the strongest type of estrogen and is associated with many of the symptoms that occur during perimenopause and menopause. Symptoms of estradiol deficiency can include fatigue, poor memory, depression, blood clots, high cholesterol, food cravings, poor moods, urinary dysfunction, anxiety, and osteoporosis.
Progesterone is responsible for many functions in the body, which can become impaired with progesterone deficiencies. Progesterone helps to regulate the menstrual cycle, moods, sleeping patterns, and temperature. It also helps the gut to break down food, forms bones, and improves bladder function. Some symptoms of progesterone deficiency can include depression, anger, insomnia, poor digestion, night sweats, hot flashes, osteoporosis, urinary issues, irregular periods, bloating, water retention, and heavier menstrual periods.
Female Conditions Treated with BHRT:
Perimenopause is the period of transition during which the body undergoes hormonal changes, resulting from declining ovarian hormone production. Perimenopause can last from 4-6 years and usually ends after twelve months of amenorrhea. Symptoms of perimenopause can include irregular menstrual periods, painful periods, increased PMS, acne, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and mood swings. Las Vegas Menopause Doctor, Mitchel Phillips, D.O. can help women to reduce the signs and symptoms of perimenopause.
Menopause is a gradual process that happens when a woman’s ovaries make less estrogen and progesterone, and her lifetime supply of eggs becomes depleted, which typically occurs between ages 41-59. A woman is considered to have reached menopause when she hasn’t menstruated for 12 months, and symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, flushes, night sweats, cold flashes, irritability, mood swings, insomnia, low libido, trouble sleeping through the night, anxiety, and depression.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS can be a result of a surplus of androgens, or male hormones in the female body. PCOS is characterized by small, fluid filled sacs forming on the ovaries and causing symptoms of body hair growth, acne, scalp hair loss, no menstrual period, infertility, and depression. Amenorrhea, which is no period, may also result from PCOS causing a fallopian tube obstruction. BHRT may be able to help with some of the symptoms related to PCOS.
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
PMS can become more extreme with hormone imbalances and may come with increased dysmenorrhea, or painful periods, which can occur due to increased prostaglandins, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, or endometriosis. Enhanced PMS may also cause more mood swings, headaches, cramps, excessive bloating, and breast pain.
Irregular Menstrual Periods
Hormone imbalances can cause menstrual periods to come early, late, or not at all. Menstrual irregularities can result in heavier periods, which can happen when excess progesterone makes the uterine lining thicker than usual. Infertility can also occur from the failure to ovulate or produce an egg. Hormone fluctuations may cause periods to be unpredictable, and can cause PMS to be abnormally painful. Over time, fertility may be permanently affected.
Las Vegas Menopause Doctor, Mitchel Phillips, D.O. at Phillips Family Practice Clinic has helped countless women to overcome the symptoms of hormonal imbalances with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. His customized plans are made to target specific symptoms and can get to the root of imbalances. Doctor Phillips’ extensive experience allows him to develop highly safe and effective treatment plans. Vast numbers of women have been able to regain their wellness with Doctor Phillips’ personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs.