Experiencing symptoms like mood changes and weight gain from menopause? Looking for a treatment option to help reduce effects from hormone changes? Hormone therapy might be for you.
While menopause—the decline of hormones like estrogen—is a middle-age life stage, it can also be caused by factors like surgery. In any case, you shouldn’t have to settle for discomfort.
Dr. Borenstein offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) to treat menopause symptoms. Whether delivered through methods like creams or capsules, Dr. Borenstein uses the protocol to rebalance whatever hormonal deficiency you may be experiencing.
Menopause is a life stage where a woman’s ovaries cease producing eggs. Menopause is marked by one year without a menstrual cycle.
Menopause tends to occur somewhere around the age of 50 due to hormonal changes that occur during perimenopause (before menopause).
Hormones are chemical messengers that play a role in many biological systems, including metabolism and sexual processes. Estrogen—a hormone made in the ovaries—is thought to be one hormone especially reduced by menopause. Other hormones that may reduce include progesterone and testosterone.
Other causes of menopause besides age include:
Symptoms of perimenopause and menopause vary for all women and may include:
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is used to address hormonal imbalances. Bio-identical hormones are formulated from plant-based sources like yams and soybeans.
BHRT hormones are molecularly-identical to the hormones that your body makes, which is why the protocol is thought by some to be safer than traditional hormone therapy.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is used to balance hormone levels. Dr. Borenstein uses BHRT to treat symptoms of menopause.
After reviewing your medical history, current medications, lifestyle, and other health factors, Dr. Borenstein will perform a saliva, urine, or blood test to determine your current hormone levels. Doing so will help determine which hormones may require balancing.
BHRT testosterone and estrogen can be delivered as transdermal cream on the arms or thighs, or in the case of vaginal dryness, intravaginal bioidentical estrogen. BHRT progesterone can be delivered as a cream too, as well as a capsule.
Dr. Borenstein will discuss your specific BHRT protocol in detail, including treatment duration, dosing, and when you can expect to see effects. Possible side effects include acne, facial hair, and weight gain.
There’s a menopause doctor in NYC with experience in treating symptoms of menopause. Call Dr. Borenstein at (212) 262-2412 or contact us here for additional information on how BHRT might better your quality of life.