Menopause: Are HRT or Bio-Identical hormones prolonging the inevitable? Know the Facts
Hot flushing, insomnia, mood swings, and migraines can be debilitating and unbearable for many women, though completely unnecessary. HRT may seem to be the only answer, though can you remain on HRT or Bio-Identical Hormones for the rest of your life? Are you at risk of prolonging the inevitable? Many women have been prescribed HRT for years, even decades beyond the expected end of menopause. Is this really necessary?
Unfortunately, when it comes time to look at reducing hormone replacement, often women will go through the same symptoms of menopause as late as in her 70’s, though now not as young or robust in health to be able to handle it. The symptoms of menopause are only expected to affect a woman for 18 months from onset to completion, yet we are treating the condition for up to 20 years or more.
In our western culture, our lifestyle goes against how a woman’s body functions, and we have forgotten how to pass on the important information about how the body transitions smoothly.
It is a lot easier than most women know, and are often shocked to find out.
Menopausal symptoms arise when there is the sudden drop in hormones that cause the symptoms, rather than a slow decline over years. Your adrenal glands also produce hormones for a smooth transition as long as you allow them to.
It’s not as difficult as many expect to reduce and sometimes completely eradicate symptoms of menopause within as little as a month when the factors involved are addressed. Hormones rely on cholesterol, an individualised diet to control your hormone fluctuations, adrenal support, healthy strains of specific gut bacteria, and a healthy liver. Addressing these systems at the same time can promote hormone production, not only resolving menopausal symptoms, but anti-aging as well. The good news is that it’s quite simple to do, and can have a very big impact in a very short period of time.
You CAN get off HRT, and get on with a healthy life. If you’d like to know more, call for a free half hour consultation with one of our health practitioners, where you’ll learn about everything that causes hormonal and mood problems, and how to achieve optimal health.