If you have recently reached your menopausal years, you might have noticed significant changes in the way you feel. Symptoms of menopause can vary from woman to woman, but there are some common ones. You might feel a very real lack of interest in the things that once excited you. Emotional sensitivities, mood swings, hot flashes, and low sex drive are some milder symptoms. Vaginal dryness, migraine headaches, irregular periods, weight gain, and sleep problems are more serious symptoms. Hormone therapies are available for menopause relief.
Forms of Estrogen Replacement Therapy
The primary reason for the negative or uncomfortable symptoms of menopause is a hormonal imbalance. Hormonal fluctuations can occur, along with a serious lack of the principle female hormone: estrogen. Menopause relief is, therefore, dependent on increasing estrogen levels and bringing them back to somewhat normal levels. When this is accomplished, the symptoms of menopause will become much more tolerable, or can cease to exist altogether. How well estrogen therapy works will depend on the kind of therapy used, the health of the patient and the intensity or severity of the symptoms.
For the most effective menopause relief, we might suggest hormone pellets as a form of hormone therapy for our female patients suffering from acute menopause symptoms.
How Hormone Pellets Are Administered
After a consultation and health evaluation, our doctors can prepare hormone pellets that contain the right measures of estrogen and other hormones that are necessary for maintaining or regenerating your youthful vitality. The kinds of hormones used for this form of hormone therapy come closest to the kinds that are naturally produced by the human body. The hormones used in standard hormone therapies are of the more synthetic variety.
During the procedure, a small incision will be made in an isolated area of the body the doctor performing the procedure will carefully choose. The pellet is then inserted into the skin. The wound is closed and a bandage placed over it. The pellet will remain under the skin, releasing hormones the body can readily absorb. The procedure is designed to be as painless as possible, although mild pain relief is provided to patients who feel they need it. Depending on your health, hormonal needs and the formulation of the pellets used, the relief from menopause symptoms can last anywhere from three to five months.
If your menopause symptoms are severe, you need continuous relief. You will not have to remember to take a pill or come into our office to receive a shot. You can count on continuous menopause relief anytime of the day and while you sleep. Let our doctors at Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health help you improve the quality of your life by greatly reducing symptoms of menopause. We are conveniently located in Scottsdale, AZ. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!