Hormones and the menopause
When you are undergoing a more profound hormonal change such as Menopause, hormonal imbalances occur. The menopausal ovary no longer produces estrogen, with unpleasant symptoms as a result.
In this blog, we address how hormonal imbalance can lead to the menopause and we give tips on how to improve your hormonal health, so the symptoms of menopause are less severe.
Menopause is the time that marks the end of menstrual cycles. It’s diagnosed after 12 months without a menstrual period.
Menopause is a normal, natural event defined as the final menstrual period for women at a certain age. However, menopause can also result from a surgery that removes both your uterus and your ovaries, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and primary ovarian insufficiency.
During the menopause, the menopausal ovary produces less estrogen. Fluctuations and deficiencies in estrogen levels cause many of the menopausal signs and symptoms. For women going through menopause – mood swings, hot flushes, dry skin, cognition problems, a disrupted menstrual cycle amongst other things are a daily unpleasant occurrence.
Hormones are vital in making us healthy. Hormones are biological messengers that travel the bloodstream to your organs and tissues. They impact mental, physical, and sexual health on every level. Estrogen affects more than just your sexual functions, but also your bones, brain, and blood vessels. The level of estrogen normally decreases as we get older, but during menopause, it fluctuates.
These irregular levels of estrogen can bring about the unpleasant symptoms of the Menopause that we described earlier. The changing levels of estrogen can cause night sweats and hot flushes, with a loss of energy and sleeping problems as a result. Therefore, it can reduce the occurrence of symptoms when you balance out your hormone levels.
For example, estrogen can cause night sweats because it has a regulating effect on body temperature. During the night, estrogen plays a role in keeping the central body temperature low. When estrogen decreases, this time shift forward and the depth of the temperature drop changes. The most effective way to relieve the discomfort of hot flashes is therefore to take estrogen supplements.
How to improve your hormonal health during menopause?
At Miskawaan Health Group, we provide an in-depth diagnostic analysis of your health, and one of the things we look at is hormone levels. If your test results show hormonal imbalances (Menopause), our doctors will start you on a treatment plan to help balance out your hormones. This will most likely involve using bio-identical hormones either through oral supplements, our proprietary infusions, placenta or peptides injection, or transdermal care (skin cream). We will continue to monitor the effectiveness of this treatment, with adjustment where needed.
Hormone Replacement Therapy is available in both synthetic and bio-identical forms. Both have their proponents and opponents for various reasons. Ideally, you have an excellent doctor who is an expert in hormone therapy to guide you in your quest towards better-sustained health by balancing your hormone levels.
A Treatment at Miskawaan Health Group, how does this work?
A combination of our natural therapies such as IV infusions and organ peptides that help to alleviate symptoms in menopause seen in older women. Based on our diagnostics, our doctors will prescribe a treatment plan to help balance your hormones, in a bio-identical form that works best for your body.
Your doctor will prescribe personalized MHG treatments
Our medical team will follow up with you for 2-3 months after your treatment