Bioidentical Hormones – Perimenopause and Menopause
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can be a helpful treatment option for women experiencing the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. The natural hormones used in BHRT are easily recognized by the body and used as substitutes for the hormones the body can no longer produce in the amounts needed to maintain hormonal harmony. Central Maryland Menopause Specialist, Paul Beals, M.D. in Stevensville, Maryland is experienced in the use of bioidentical hormones as a treatment option for perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. Dr. Beals administers Bioidentical Hormone Treatment through creams and injections.
Most women become aware of their transition into perimenopause in their mid to late 40’s. Perimenopause is the time when a woman’s body transitions from her fertile, child-bearing years, into middle age. Perimenopause normally lasts for several years; its duration varies for every woman, and its course is difficult to predict. During this natural transition, the body undergoes biologic changes resulting from declining ovarian hormone production and a woman’s menstrual cycle becomes irregular and varied, and fertility diminished. Perimenopause can last 4-6 years and usually ends after twelve months of amenorrhea, or no menstruation, which is when a woman enters menopause.
Common symptoms of perimenopause include:
- Hot Flashes
- Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Mood Swings
- Vaginal Dryness
- Weight Gain
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a safe and effective option for easing the symptoms of perimenopause. Bioidentical hormone therapy can reduce the symptoms of perimenopause by bringing balance back to the body’s endocrine system. Queen Anne’s County Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Dr. Paul Beals, works closely with his female patients in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Maryland areas to identify the correct amount of hormones for their body to bring them back to health and balance.
Natural menopause is a condition that every healthy woman will experience as she reaches middle age, typically between the ages of 35-59. It is a natural, gradual process that occurs when a woman’s ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, and her lifetime supply of eggs becomes depleted.
Common symptoms of menopause include:
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats, Cold Flashes
- Irritability, Mood Swings, Sudden Tears
- Loss Of Libido, Vaginal Dryness
- Heart Palpitations
- Urinary Urgency
- Clammy Skin
- Weight Gain
Reclaim Hormone Health With Bioidentical Hormones
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy remains an effective treatment option for relieving perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. Central Maryland Menopause Specialist, Paul Beals, M.D. in Stevensville Maryland, uses natural hormones to treat menopause administered through creams and injections. Because of their identical chemical structure to the hormones produced by the human body, there are little to no side effects. Dr. Beals works in partnership with you to determine the exact amounts of hormones needed for your body and curtails the treatment to your unique needs.
Queen Anne’s County Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Dr. Paul Beals, offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Stevensville, Maryland for perimenopausal and menopausal women. Through the use of BHRT, the uncomfortable symptoms of hormonal imbalance due to aging can be treated. Healthy aging is possible and attainable!