Menopause is something every woman is aware will occur to her some day. While menopause is normally an occurrence much later in life, many women are finding themselves experiencing it much earlier than expected in this day and age. Recent studies have actually shown that by the age of 40, the majority of women are almost entirely vacant of normal estrogen and progesterone levels. Not only that but approximately 50 percent of their testosterone has been lost, making all signs of their menstrual cycle absent by the time they are around 46 years old.
What Your Declining Hormone Levels Mean
This is very worrisome seeing as how declining estrogen levels are known to increase the risk of heart disease, which is already the number one killer of women in the United States. This can be chalked up to the link between a healthy heart and estrogen’s known ability to support the health of blood vessels. Testosterone is also known to help support heart health in both men and women. This means early menopause is putting all of these women at risk as their natural hormone levels continue to deplete.
In recent years, the answer to this problem facing many women has been hormone replacement. However, the effectiveness of this treatment depends entirely on the type of hormone used, as well as the method by which the hormones are administered. The safest and most effective method is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT). Using natural, plant-derived compounds, the hormones match the same molecular structure that human hormones have. This allows for the body to take in the hormones more easily because the body cannot tell the difference between the new hormones and the ones that were present before.
For the most effective method, hormone pellets that are about the size of a grain of rice are inserted under the skin. This gradually delivers the hormones to the body at the rate the heart sees fit. This process is known to have a number of benefits for the body, including but not limited to the reduction of undesirable LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and total cholesterol, an overall increase in protective HDL (high-density lipoprotein), a reduction of triglycerides, and the ability to allow coronary arteries to dilate as well as remain pliable.
We Have BHRT in Fort Collins & Loveland
If you are interested in BHRT, contact the team at Allura Skin, Laser & Wellness Clinic. We can help you uncover what your hormone levels currently are, and suggest treatment should you need it.