Portland area physician describes hormone changes in women during menopause
At Thrive, we are an age management center in the Portland area that works hard to ensure that everyone benefits from aging gracefully. Programs such as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, also referred to as BHRT, is a treatment plan designed to improve overall health and wellness during the course of aging. It can assist in helping men and women look and feel younger, prevent avoidable diseases, and delay the process of aging. Many patients look and feel younger than their chronological age, which is our ultimate goal!
Dr. Adam Maddox often uses bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to help balance the hormone changes that occur in women during the early and active stages of menopause. Menopause is the change in the body that occurs when women are no longer able to bear children. While it results in the ceasing of menstruation, this process also comes with many other symptoms that can be bothersome. Hormone changes in women can result in several concerns during menopause including:
- Fatigue and weakness
- Increased depression and/or anxiety
- Loss of sexual desire
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Inability to sleep (insomnia)
When hormone changes occur, they can wreak havoc on the way women feel, which is why it is important for women to have their hormone levels tested to keep them balanced. By attending to the balance of hormones with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, women can enhance their quality of life and reduce the signs and symptoms that commonly develop during the course of menopause.
Dr. Adam Maddox of Thrive in Portland, Oregon is a naturopathic aesthetic medicine specialist who provides anti-aging therapies to help with the natural changes that occur in the body during menopause. Men also seek assistance at our practice for andropause, which is essentially the male version of menopause with many similar symptoms and risks. Hormone replacement therapy works in many ways to reduce the possibility of certain diseases, and it is often developed for each individual’s needs. This may include inclusion of dietary changes, increased exercise, and lifestyle alterations as well as HRT.