As women’s bodies age, production of healthy hormones declines. Treating menopause isn’t just about easing symptoms. It’s about greeting every moment of the day with clarity and joy. Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in Cincinnati has experience helping patients attain healthy hormone levels.
It’s important to understand how our bodies produce lower levels of the hormones needed for energy, high cognitive function, and alertness as we age. A combination of lifestyle changes and clinical options can address these changes in body chemistry.
Many women can tell they have begun the menopausal transition when they experience symptoms. Tests are not always necessary for diagnosis, but a doctor may recommend certain blood tests to check for, including:
- Follicle-stimulating hormone increase
- Estrogen decrease
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone (an under-active thyroid can cause similar symptoms as menopause)
Certain lifestyle changes can ease symptoms such as hot flashes, trouble falling asleep, and sexual discomfort. These daily routines relax the mind and body for energetic days and deep sleep at night.
Deep breathing and meditation not only have a calming effect, but they also create a measurable improvement in brain function. A daily relaxation practice may help to relieve any depression, insomnia, and anxiety associated with decreased hormone production.
Consuming a wide variety of fruits and vegetables provides fiber, anti-oxidants, and vitamins and minerals. A diet high in whole grains has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and premature death, and can also help to prevent menopause symptoms.
Walking, stretching, and aerobic exercise help to protect from several conditions that come with aging, such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and weight gain. Try to get regular physical activity on most days.
Lifestyle changes for menopause may provide relief from the most challenging symptoms. To address menopause at the root, hormone therapy supplements the body with the hormones that it is lacking. When our bodies’ hormones are in balance, they synthesize the correct levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone to give us energy, attentiveness, and high cognitive function. We enjoy every moment life has to offer, and we sleep well, feel great, and look terrific.
Hormone imbalance can have effects throughout the body, causing a variety of disorders. Symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, and vaginal dryness worsen when estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are out of balance. Hormone therapy helps women whose menopausal symptoms are affecting quality of life. Estrogen therapy is the most effective treatment option for relieving menopausal hot flashes and other issues.
Professional Hormonal Balance Consultation
A consultation at Premiere Center for Health and Wellness will determine whether hormone therapy will change the effects of menopause on your body. We address hormone health in both men and women. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Cincinnati!