Female Menopause

People are beginning to realize that they don’t have to accept the fact that their health, appearance and function must deteriorate with ‘age’.

In Doctor Trim’s view, BHRT and Age Management Medicine are the fields of medicine dedicated to maintaining and restoring vitality, as well as, preventing degenerative disease.

Doctor Trim will not simply replace the hormones that you’ve lost, he will counsel you on nutrition and fitness, both of which are very important to everyone, especially to those who have a hormone imbalance.

What is Menopause?

Menopause is part of the natural aging process. Hormone production slows gradually during this time period. Some women experience debilitating symptoms while other women proceed through menopause with no issues whatsoever. Conventional hormone replacement therapy used to be the only solution. Now we have bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT) as a treatment option.

Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy

This type of therapy is considered conventional medicine for menopause. Many doctors still use it as the first line of defense against menopausal symptoms. They consider it to be time tested and therefore, sound medical advice. Conventional hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic estrogen and progesterone. These synthetics have many side effects including blood clots, heart attacks, strokes and even cancer.

Bio-identical Hormone Therapy

Bio-identical hormone therapy for menopause uses hormones manufactured with natural substances. These hormones are chemically identical to natural hormones. For this reason they are better tolerated than conventional synthetic hormones. So far the evidence suggests bio-identical hormone therapy for menopause has no harmful side effects.

Benefits of BHRT

For women, benefits of bio-identical hormone therapy are the elimination of the symptoms of menopause, which can include: hot flashes, night sweats, mental clouding, anxiety, depression, loss of libido, loss of skin elasticity, thinning hair, increased abdominal fat, and disturbed sleep patterns.