Menopause is the end of a woman’s menstruation. It generally happens in a woman’s 40s or 50s. It is a natural biological process that ends fertility.
Some women will experience negative symptoms from changes in the body that happen during menopause. Hot flashes, emotional symptoms, and lower energy are all possible physical symptoms of menopause.
Busy Women and Menopause
A study published in the journal Menopause found that a third of women who experienced severe hot flashes felt limited in the their work.
This may not come as a surprise, but it also isn’t always something women want to talk about. It is significant because the researchers also estimated that the amount of lost productivity for these women amounted on average to more than $6,000 per year. This doesn’t account for the hundreds of dollars these women probably spent seeing doctors and trying to find solutions to their menopausal symptoms.
Many women are still ascending in their careers at this age. Others need all their physical and mental faculties to raise children and take care of other matters. Menopause can significantly affect their quality of life, and influence careers, relationships and more. It isn’t just night sweats and hot flashes. Menopause can also bring on mood changes, irregular periods and weight gains, all of which combine to wreak havoc on a career or any professional endeavor.
But what percentage of women experience the severe side of menopause? The study published in Menopause surveyed more than 3,000 people, and almost 20 percent of the women experienced mild to severe hot flashes or night sweats.
Some women just deal with it, finding subtle ways to change clothing, and wipe away sweat. But there comes a point for some women when this isn’t enough.
You can be proactive about menopausal symptoms. Regular exercise may help women manage the symptoms, as can getting regular and sufficient sleep. Other medical professionals advise practicing relaxation techniques and strengthening pelvic floor muscles.
No matter what challenges you have in life, menopausal symptoms can be a serious detriment. Whether it is juggling a career or being a mother who still has kids in the house at the age of fifty, a solution is important.
Reliable medical solutions are available for menopausal women. Dr. Saunders and his staff have just completed extensive training on Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for both women and men. It is the “gold standard” as far as modern day HRT goes. Dr. Saunders has joined forces with a company called BioTE Medical based in Dallas Texas. They have treated over 50,000 men and women with Testosterone and Estrogen Bio Identical Hormone pellet therapy for nearly a decade. Pellet therapy is very different than pills, troches, or injections. Most pills and all injections are NOT Bio-Identical and all have very short lived half lives. That is to say you need daily or weekly visits to your doctor to receive the injections or troches. For example, a testosterone troche only lasts for about 8-12 hours and then is gone! Injections have cottonseed oil and cause allergic and often painful reactions. Pellet therapy provides about 4 months of CONTINUOUS relief from hot flashes, night sweats, and other menopausal symptoms and does so with 100 % natural 17- Beta Estradiol made exclusively from soy. Women receive estrogen and a small amount of testosterone which helps protect the brain, breast, bone, and helps prevent even dementia. Men also lose hormones with aging. Starting at about age 35, they lose about 2% of their testosterone per year. This is called “andropause.” BioTE pellet therapy is great for men with “low T.” They receive pellets of pure testosterone also made from plant soy that can alleviate their symptoms for up to nearly 6 months. Some benefits of BioTE pellet therapy include: increased overall quality of life, increased energy, increased sex drive or libido, consistency in moods, decreased anxiety, increased mental clarity, and increased muscle mass with less fat. In addition we also will balance your thyroid levels, progesterone, and vitamin D levels to optimize your hormone therapy. Please call us at 801-692-1429 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
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