“That’s just part of aging,” used to be the only way to look at issues caused by hormonal imbalance like mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, vaginal dryness, and lack of mental clarity. Today, we know that while there’s no way to stop the aging process, there are ways to bring a woman’s hormone levels back into balance and keep symptoms at bay.
Hormone replacement therapy not only helps prevent issues related to menopause, it also addresses other conditions associated with hormonal imbalance like PMS, perimenopause, thyroid disorders, and adrenal fatigue. No longer do women have to settle for a quality of life that is rapidly declining as they age.
How Menopause Affects the Body
Menopause typically begins when a woman is in her late forties to early fifties and her ovaries are no longer producing eggs. This stops the release of hormones that control the menstrual cycle. Perimenopause is the stage that occurs just prior to menopause, in which a woman may start to have irregular periods and other symptoms. Menopause begins when a woman’s menstrual cycle is absent for 12 consecutive months.
Because hormones play a crucial role in controlling so many of the body’s systems, the imbalance that occurs in menopause can cause an array of issues. These symptoms can range from mildly annoying to nearly incapacitating. Either way, they take some of the joy out of life. Bringing hormone levels back into balance can help prevent, minimize, or even eliminate these issues.
Benefits of HRT
At Plastic Surgery Center of Hattiesburg, we provide hormone replacement therapy using what are called bioidentical hormones. These plant-derived substances mimic hormones produced by the body both in chemical structure and function, making them safer and more effective than synthetic hormones.
HRT provides a long list of benefits, including:
- Improved weight management
- Increased lean body mass
- Higher energy level
- Increased libido
- Enhanced sensation and better orgasms
- Increased sexual stamina
- Higher bone density
- Depression/anxiety symptom relief
- Improved wound healing
- Better sleep
- Increased focus and mental clarity
- Improved cardiovascular health
And for women seeking a comprehensive approach to renewal and wellness, our wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures are an excellent complement to HRT.