Hormone Therapy

Welcome to Menopause and the next stage of your life. It is an inevitable journey that you cannot avoid or skip over. It will take place whether you experience daily reminders or you have no symptoms whatsoever. All women cease menses either naturally, unnaturally or surgically so therefore they have stepped into the next lifecycle of menses on hold or paused. The definition is the cessation of menses for at least one year before this wonderful new venture begins.

Now putting all of the clichés and the labels aside, this time can be a continuation of a current fulfilling life or a beginning of something new; a new you. Life is not over or even slowing down; new careers are launched, children have left home, relationships have bonded, relationships have severed, new friendships are formed, etc, etc. We are less fearful and reticent than we were at a younger age; less concerned for what others think and more apt to please ourselves. This could be the best stage yet; so take care of yourself, dress up, get out and mingle and be proud of what you have accomplished and what you will accomplish going forward. Today is the youngest age you will be the rest of your life.

So with that said let’s turn our attention to the confusion and controversy over what we are supposed to do when the symptoms of this wonderful journey disrupt our days and keep us up at night.

Yes, the studies are there to support the concern, but there are studies to support the good in hormone replacement therapy as well. I am just going to list the possibilities that you can discuss with your physician.

Fist what is bio-identical and why does everyone want this type of hormone replacement? Well, the movement began with a group of physicians called the A4Mers, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and also with a book titled “Ageless”, by Suzanne Somers. Considering how well Ms. Somers looks for her age it has been a popular topic and helped spawn the interest in replacing what our bodies have lost with what we can manufacture to resemble it.

Do Doctors Use Hormones More Often Than They Prescribe Them?

Some doctors may be more willing to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) personally,or recommend it to their partners,  than to prescribe it to their patients, a study of German gynecologists [...]