Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Women
Santa Monica Menopause Doctor, Michael T. Jones, M.D. offers The Organic Menopause, which is a life-altering treatment program for any woman who is seeking the best menopause treatment solution currently available. The treatment is based on a very special type of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), as there are many different modalities of delivering BHRT.
HRT therapies by most western doctors and by many functional medicine physicians, attempt to treat the myriad symptoms of menopause that include hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, itching and vaginal tissue dryness, with a variety of modalities. Most doctors try to help menopausal and postmenopausal women by offering ways to relieve the hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness that are so common during menopause. This is merely delaying the inevitable failure of these non-organic treatments, be they from alternative sources, herbs, or other modalities.
Maintaining an organic cyclic function of the menstrual cycle is a superior method of treatment, as all BHRT therapies are not created equally, and work very differently. Many alternative practitioners have the same goals. The root of the problem is not chasing the symptoms, but focusing on the cause, which not only includes the deficiency of hormones, but the modality, timing, and delivery of the hormones.
By treating the cause and not the symptoms, a real no-nonsense solution to the permanent condition of menopause may then be attained. Thus, the problem has been physiologically repaired and a return of the cyclic menstrual pattern may be attained and lead to a true cure of the symptoms that were the initial problem.
Menopause is a permanent condition. There really is no such thing as post menopause, since menopause simply means the end of menses. Once a woman enter this momentous passage, she is, technically speaking, menopausal the rest of her life. The use of myriad herbs, drugs, and alternative treatments, does not correct the underlying causality.
When the ovaries naturally close down hormone production, a woman stops her menstrual period and enters into menopause.
This occurs when a woman has a hysterectomy or a partial hysterectomy, which includes the removal one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Because the ovaries produce the majority of female sex hormones, a woman can begin to suffer from all of the effects of hormone decline.
While most women do not enter into menopause until the mid to late 40’s or early 50’s, some women can enter into menopause as early as the twenties or thirties, and they may experience infertility and the effects of hormone decline. Santa Monica Menopause Doctor, Michael T. Jones, M.D. has helped many women that have entered premature menopause to improve their symptoms with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Premature Ovarian Failure
When the ovaries stop producing normal levels of hormones before the age of 40, they may begin to experience signs and symptoms similar to menopause. However, women with this syndrome may have occasional, irregular periods for many years and can still become pregnant.
This is the stage before menopause, and it can last from 4-6 years. During perimenopause, the menstrual period becomes more irregular and eventually completely stops.
Once menopause begins, it never truly ends, and this is due to the fact menopause is the cessation of the menstrual period. However, women can suffer from the effects of menopause for the rest of their lives.
All of the syndromes of Natural menopause, surgical menopause, premature menopause, premature ovarian failure, perimenopause, and postmenopause can cause hormone decline, which can produce symptoms of:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Brain fog
- Urine leakage
- Mood swings
- Feeling invisible
- Joint aches
- Accelerated skin wrinkling
- Heart palpitations
- Weight gain
- Osteopenia/Osteoporosis (bone loss)
- Vaginal dryness
- Irregular menstrual periods
- No menstrual periods
- Painful intercourse
- Low libido/low sex drive
Removing the cause of the symptoms with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can reduce or eliminate conditions and help women to regain health and wellness. Santa Monica Menopause Doctor, Michael T. Jones, M.D. has helped countless women to alleviate the symptoms related to perimenopause and menopause. Women in the Santa Monica, California area have been able to experience more libido, energy, and vivacity. His specialized programs are suited to meet individual needs and are customized to suit patient preferences.