Women often begin to feel the effects of hormonal imbalances more and more as they get older. The closer the woman is to menopause, the worse these symptoms become.
While you can’t stop menopause from happening, you can combat the negative effects of it with bio-identical hormones for women.
Located in Templeton CA, the Plateroti Center is dedicated to providing our clients with comprehensive treatments that work to improve the overall quality of their lives. For more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today.
What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are a safer, more biocompatible alternative to traditional hormone therapy. Many traditional hormone therapies bring unintended negative side effects; this is because these hormones are not identical to those produced in your body. Bio-identical hormones are molecularly identical to the hormones created in your body, so there’s a much lower chance of experiencing adverse side effects.
Hormone Fluctuations in Women
As women age, their hormone levels begin to change and fluctuate. Around the age of 30, cortisol levels begin to rise, while DHEA levels start to fall. This all leads up to menopause, or the ceasing of ovarian function. Menopause is defined as the absence of a period for 12 months, but the process of menopause itself is gradual: this absence of a period is the result of decreased levels of hormones over time. While menopause typically begins around the age of 51, it can start in women as young as 30.
What are the Symptoms of Female Hormonal Imbalance?
If you’re older than the age of 30 and find yourself experiencing the following symptoms on a regular basis, they could be caused by hormonal imbalances:
- Mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lowered bone density
- Decreased libido
- Changes in menstruation
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
How can Bio-Identical Hormones Help?
While menopause is a completely natural and inevitable department of development, the negative symptoms that come with it can be difficult to cope with. Fortunately, you don’t have to. While bio-identical hormone therapy doesn’t aim to halt menopause, it can drastically improve the severity of the menopause symptoms you experience. Before beginning treatment, either Dr. Carmelo Plateroti or Dr. Aracely Plateroti will conduct and analyze a unique patient assessment of your hormone levels and current state of health. Both of these doctors have extensive experience devising bio-identical hormone treatment plans for their patients.
If you’re interested in undergoing bio-identical hormone replacement in the Paso Robles, Creston, Asuncion, Templeton, and Atascadero CA areas, contact the Plateroti Center today.