Menopause is a natural biological process and phase of life that can come along with many uncomfortable and bothersome symptoms. At Herzog Vitality Center in Plano, Texas, our doctors offer successful treatments for menopausal symptoms, including the revolutionary bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness can be relieved and hormonal balance can be effectively restored with the right therapy. Request your appointment to discover bioidentical hormones and find relief.
Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS MENOPAUSE?
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles and fertility where a woman produces less of the important female reproductive hormones. If you haven’t menstruated for over 12 months, you’re considered to be going through menopause. Menopause usually starts over the age of 50, but for some women, it can begin earlier. Menopause can be induced by a hysterectomy if the surgery involves the removal of the ovaries. Premature menopause can be induced as a result of cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, and certain autoimmune diseases and medical conditions. Some women experience primary ovarian insufficiency, where the ovaries don’t produce enough reproductive hormones. Menopause is a natural transition, but for many women, the symptoms can have a negative impact on quality of life. Menopause symptoms are attributed to a decline in the production of progesterone and estrogen, the important female reproductive hormones.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE?
Perimenopause refers to the months or years leading up to menopause when many women experience irregular menstruation and a range of bothersome symptoms. Common symptoms of menopause include: Hot flashes and night sweats, painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, poor sleep quality, slow metabolism and weight gain, thinning hair, dry skin, and urinary incontinence. If left untreated, these hormone deficiencies can lead to more serious conditions, such as heart disease, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
WHAT IS MENOPAUSAL THERAPY?
Menopausal therapy involves hormone supplementation to restore hormonal balance. Dr. Herzog offers bioidentical hormone pellet therapy, which utilizes hormones that are molecularly and chemically identical to the hormones your body produces naturally. Dr. Herzog completes an extensive medical examination of your symptoms before treatment. Blood sampling is the most accurate method of measuring hormone levels. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources, but can also be synthesized in a laboratory, making them totally natural and a more effective choice to safely treat the symptoms of menopause. Bioidentical hormone therapies are available in a variety of forms, including patches, pellets, and sprays or injections. The Herzog Vitality Center prefers innovative pellets and inserts the pellets under the skin into the fatty part of the buttocks or hip area. The pellets release hormones and are gradually metabolized over 3 ½ to 4 ½ months. Lower estrogen production during menopause increases your risk for osteoporosis, weakening bones, and other health complications. Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy is an excellent method to lower these risks.