Are you a Northshore or metro New Orleans woman in your mid to late 30’s or 40s? If so, it’s very likely that you’re starting to experience the biological changes of menopause, which some women call “the change of life.”
During this natural phase, a woman’s life is marked by the time period in which her ovaries stop producing hormones. This causes fertility to drop and, eventually, leads to a cessation of menstruation. But menopause also causes several more symptoms than simply having your period end once and for all.
The 3 Phases of Menopause
To understand menopause, we need to know how it develops in your body. Menopause is divided into 3 phases:
- Perimenopause, which is when your ovaries begin the menopause process and slow down their production of hormones. This phase can begin as early as a woman’s 30’s. While you will still get your period during perimenopause, you may notice that it starts to become irregular.
- Menopause is the period that begins a full 12 months after a woman has had her last period.
- Post-menopause is the rest of a woman’s life after she has had a cessation of her period for at least 1 year.
The Symptoms and Side Effects of Menopause Can Severely Disrupt Your Life
Since hormones are lowering at varying levels throughout the three stages of menopause, New Orleans and Northshore women in any of the menopausal stages may experience a variety of symptoms that cause huge disruptions to their everyday lives. These include:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Reduced libido
- Sleep disturbances, including insomnia
- Low mood, including clinical depression
- Weight gain and slowed-down metabolism
- Thinning of the hair
- Dry skin
- Lost breast tissue volume
Many Northshore and metro New Orleans women find these symptoms and side effects of menopause very unbearable and seek out the assistance of their gynecologists for help managing these unwanted menopausal side effects.
How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Helps Women in Menopause
Because tanking hormone levels cause so many disturbances to menopausal women’s lives, the clinically-recommended way to manage these symptoms is to begin hormone replacement therapy. And science is proving that the best hormone replacement treatment option for menopausal women isn’t taking a mass-manufactured prescription, but instead opting for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
BHRT is a specialized compounding process in which, based on your lab work, our pharmacists create a unique compound of female hormones that are identical to the hormones your body used to produce en masse. These hormones aren’t synthetic, and they aren’t prescribed in a one-size-fits-all dose that may not meet your individual needs. Your BHRT solution is custom-made, just for you.
How We Can Help
At our compounding pharmacy, we help women throughout the Northshore and metro New Orleans with BHRT. We can also create oral hormone replacement therapies if you and your doctor feel that delivery method would be best for your unique case.
In our facility, we produce a wide range of unique compounded medications for personalized care, including:
- Gels & Creams
- Oral Medications
- Sublingual Medications
- Topical Medications
Contact Us to Learn More
We would love to partner with you to help you feel more like yourself during your menopausal and post-menopausal years. To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and the process of compounding, contact us today by filling our online contact form or call (985) 801-0800.