Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause
Gary Klingsberg, M.D. at Center for Nutrition & Preventive Medicine is a Englewood New Jersey Menopause Doctor that specializes in helping women to overcome the challenges that can present during perimenopause and menopause. His Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs are customized to suit individual needs, and they are designed to target the alleviation of symptoms related to hormonal imbalances. Taking a patient oriented approach, women that come to Center for Nutrition & Preventive Medicine are listened to and heard, and Gary Klingsberg, M.D. builds treatment plans based on each patient’s unique concerns and goals. When developing a treatment plan, Doctor Klingsberg takes each patient’s lifestyle, medical history, and current health into consideration in order to reap successful results. Doctor Klingsberg has helped vast numbers of women in Englewood, New Jersey to prevent conditions related to hormonal imbalances and increase their overall quality of life.
Perimenopause is the time in a woman’s life when her hormones begin to decline, and the ovaries begin to produce less estrogen. Her menstrual cycle may become irregular, and eventually, it completely stops. Menopause begins after a woman has not a menstrual period for at least one year. She is no longer able to reproduce, and levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone decrease. This shift in hormone levels is the cause of several inconvenient symptoms.
Bioidentical hormones can balance important hormones and provide several benefits, and some of the benefits for both men and women.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones for Women
When a woman goes through menopause, her body attempts to conserve estrogen by storing extra fat. This is because fat contains estrogen, and regular amounts of estrogen can decrease fat storage.
If hormones pertaining to reproduction are decreased, then desire for sexual activity is also decreased. When hormones are restored to normal levels, libido is boosted.
Increased Vaginal Lubrication
After the body decreases hormone production and closes down reproduction, it assumes there will be no further reason for sexual activity. By supplementing the deficient hormones, vaginal dryness can be relieved.
Regulated Body Temperature
The hypothalamus is the body’s internal thermometer. Hormonal deficiencies can cause signals going to the hypothalamus to get crossed, and this can result in hot flashes and night sweats.
Regulated Sleeping Patterns
The body’s internal clock sets sleeping patterns and is located in the hypothalamus. Hormonal imbalances can interfere with signals and create disturbed sleeping patterns.
Fluctuations of hormones can cause an imbalance in blood sugar, and this can cause a feeling of lassitude or fatigue. When hormones are balanced, energy is restored and increased.
Higher Bone Density
Estrogen influences the way bones absorb calcium. If the bones cannot properly absorb calcium, they can become brittle and porous. Balanced hormones can regulate calcium absorption and keep bones healthy.
Increased Skin Elasticity
Collagen is responsible for skin youth and elasticity. When the collagen bonds break apart, skin can appear dry or wrinkled. Vitamin C and estrogen influence the formation of collagen and help keep skin youthful.
Hormone fluctuations can cause mood swings. Balanced hormones can remedy feelings of anger, anxiety, and depression.