When menopause arrives, you may be pleased not to be dealing with your “monthly visitor” anymore. However, you may find that some of the side effects of your natural drop in ovarian estrogen production cause a derailment of your normal daily routines.
Fortunately, there is a solution. At Mountain West Medical Services in Meridian, Idaho, Dr. John McRae provides accurate metabolic testing that builds a complete profile of your menopausal hormone levels, followed by careful application of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Common symptoms of menopause
Menopause symptoms show up when you stop ovulating and menstruating, which for 95% of women begins between ages 45 and 55. You may have noticed one or more of the following symptoms:
Hot flashes and night sweats
Either of these symptoms may be paired with bouts of dizziness or nausea.
Insomnia or sleeplessness
You can have trouble with both falling asleep and staying asleep.
This can be made worse by insomnia, and may include “brain fog.”
These may include irritability and emotional outbursts, or crying and depression.
Urinary incontinence or sexual issues
These are caused by decreased estrogen, leading to skin or tissue laxity and dryness.
If you haven’t had a period in 12 months, and any or all of the symptoms above apply, you’re likely menopausal.
If you’ve been prescribed synthetic hormone replacement therapy, you could be worried about side effects. If you’re skeptical about traditional hormone replacement, Dr. McRae can discuss the potential of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), a process that uses plant-sourced estrogens which are similar to the hormones your own body used to make in abundance but without the side effects.
Bioidentical hormone therapy
Our bioidentical hormones can optimize your hormone levels naturally, helping to get rid of unwanted menopause symptoms and making you feel much better. They also may be able to minimize the risk of bone fractures due to osteoporosis as you age, and lower your risk of dementia and possibly even heart disease.
Dr. McRae first confirms that you’re menopausal, then carefully assesses your hormone levels using a revolutionary system called the Metabolic Code® to determine your biometric status and what, precisely, you need to optimize your health. He’ll monitor you closely during the BHRT treatment and help you adjust your lifestyle, if needed, for maximum feelings of health and wellbeing.
Are you ready to get rid of your menopausal symptoms and enjoy life again? Contact our office at 208-243-8977, or book an appointment with Dr. McRae today using our online system.