Going through menopause can cause hormonal imbalances that lead to uncomfortable symptoms like vaginal dryness and mood swings. However, Ajay Aggarwal, MD, and his team at The Pain Relief Center in Bay City and Lake Jackson, Texas, can help. The experienced team of providers understands the role your hormones play in your overall health and offer bioidentical hormone treatment to help restore your balance. To see how hormone treatments can help you feel like yourself again, call The Pain Relief Center or schedule an appointment online today.
Your body produces hormones that travel throughout your system like chemical messengers. They play a significant role in numerous functions, including your growth, behavior, and reproduction.
Women have several different types of hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. Your testosterone levels affect reproduction, libido, and new blood cell production.
Estrogen is actually an entire class of hormones and includes estriol, estrone, and estradiol. These hormones are not only responsible for sexual function and reproductive development, but also control your bone health and gynecological conditions as well.
As women begin approaching menopause, their hormone levels start to fluctuate. When your menstrual periods stop for an entire year and you can no longer become pregnant, you’ve entered menopause. These hormonal changes can lead to a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms.
It’s common to have a variety of symptoms when you’re experiencing a hormone imbalance, including:
Changes in your hormones can also lead to problems like difficulty sleeping, migraine headaches, and osteoporosis.
Dr. Aggarwal and his team often recommend bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to relieve these symptoms and protect your overall health.
BHRT uses a hormone replacement that matches the chemical structure of your naturally occurring hormones. This design makes them easier for your body to absorb with fewer side effects compared to synthetic hormones.
The bioidentical hormone replacement therapy Dr. Aggarwal and his team recommend can help you avoid the fluctuations in your hormones that lead to mood swings, energy depletion, and other hormone imbalances.
After testing your hormones, Dr. Aggarwal and his team determine the ideal dosage and method of delivering your bioidentical hormone therapy. One of the most common ways is by placing pellets underneath your skin. This approach helps your body maintain a consistent level of hormones that helps you avoid the ups and downs that come with oral medications or creams.
Over the next several weeks, Dr. Aggarwal and his team monitor your hormone levels to see how your body responds. During this time, they might adjust your dosage to help you reach optimal hormonal levels.
Call The Pain Relief Center or schedule an appointment online today if you’re experiencing symptoms of a hormonal imbalance.