Menopause

Menopause Treatment at My Age?

Menopause Treatment at My Age?
By Dr Dale Baird
Are you experiencing signs of hormonal imbalance with night sweats, hot flashes, foggy brain, loss of memory, irregular periods, heavy bleeding, loss of menses, irritability and sleep difficulties? Other symptoms that you can experience are dryness, lack of desire and intimacy also loss of lean muscle mass. Hormone balancing using natural menopause treatment can help slow the aging process and appearance of facial and neck lines.
Hormone Testing
These many symptoms are indications of stress and aging on the body and can indicate hormone imbalances. Menopause treatment consists of First Testing your individual hormone levels to find the imbalances. The testing consists of estrone, estradiol, estriol, Progesterone, Testosterone, 17-hyroxyprogesterone and Androstenedione, Another for sleep and one for boosting Testosterone. The 16 hour Cortisol stress curve is an important addition as it gives us an idea how you handle your stress in your day. Menopause Treatment consists of adding bioidentical hormones to balance your hormones. Your thyroid and adrenal health also need to be checked and balanced for health. Bioidentical hormone menopause treatment consists of plant sourced ingredients that correctly match your molecular structure of your hormones. This bioidential hormone treatment is very safe and effective because of this specificity that gives you the same function as your own hormones.
Bioidentical Hormones
With your menopause treatment your body will recognize these bioidentical hormones allowing them to bind correctly and communicate the same with your own cell hormone receptors. Your body will use these hormones naturally which then gives the same responses in your body as your own hormones and in providing all the vitalizing support to your cells, tissues and organs. Thus allowing overall better function of your body.

Menopause treatment with bioidentical […]

Are you experiencing NIGHT SWEATS?

Are you experiencing NIGHT SWEATS?
By Dr Dale Baird
Do you wake up or does your husband wake you up and you find you have drenched the sheets? Your sleep is disrupted and can be difficult getting back to sleep. The continued night sweats over time can lead to chronic sleep deprivation. Can the symptoms of night sweats be part of going thru the menopausal process or does it point to hormone imbalance during a major life change where women are going from a reproductive cycle to non-child bearing status?

What other signs in addition to Night Sweats are indicators of low hormone levels and/ or hormonal imbalances between the hormones. The number 1 complaint is weight gain that is unexplained and usually accumulates around the torso and is found to be very resistant to diet and exercise. Another complaint is memory issues, feeling like you are in a mental fog with short term memory loss and difficulty with multitasking at work and at home. A familiar complaint is mood swings for no reason you can identify that can be severe with episodes that leave you feeling depressed with low self-image. Patients also state a feeling of low self-esteem, reduced motivation; stamina and interest in the world around you often with day-long fatigue despite feeling they have gotten enough sleep.

To find the cause of your night sweats, a complimentary initial consultation is offered at Natural Hormone Replacement Clinics of Colorado that includes a thorough past and present and family medical history. Genetics, past and present nutritional status and certain life experiences may also play a contributory role in finding a way back to health.

If the Doctor feels that we can help you they will make an initial […]

Do I have to Live with these Hot Flashes?

Are these Hot Flashes for Real and do I have to Live with them?
By Dr Dale Baird
Hot flashes are irritating and a nuisance. Hot flashes usually occur during the daytime and you can experience one or more times throughout the day. For no apparent reason you feel yourself start to perspire and then break into a sweat that can last seconds and up to minutes in length. You can also have night sweats where you wake up in bed and you soak the sheets. Then having to change the sheets, sleep is interrupted and then try and go back to sleep. This can be one of the reasons you can be tired in the mornings.

Along with the hot flashes you can have foggy brain, forgetfulness and sleep disruption that can lead to sleep deprivation. Depression, anxiety, weight gain, lack of energy, dryness, and loss of motivation are also frequent complaints of women suffering from hot flashes. These symptoms can surround the condition called menopause and denotes the years surrounding the time in life where hormone levels are decreasing and may have become imbalanced.
Hormone Testing
They are an indication for testing of your hormone levels in a comprehensive panel that includes three different estrogen levels, testosterone, progesterone, androstenedione, 17 -hydroxyprogesterone, dihydroxytestosterone, androstenedione, Another for Sleep and one that is essential for Testosterone production. A 16 hour adrenal cortisol stress test that measures 4 cortisol levels during the day until bedtime can be added in order to assess the health of your adrenal glands and your ability to handle the stress in your life. Cortisol is an essential hormone for energy and our fight or flight mechanism.
Thyroid Function Testing
Your hot flashes can also be an indication of […]

4 Facts About Menopause That Will keep You Up at Night!

4  Facts about the two Menopause symptoms:
Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Having PMS during the first 10 years of your menses (relates to early hormone imbalances), increases your chances of having worse Hot Flashes and Night Sweats (Menopause symptom),
When normal levels of the three main hormones of menstruation (estriol, estradiol and Progesterone) begin to decrease, women begin to experience symptoms of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats.  “Estrogen Dominance” means normal estrogen and progesterone ratios (200-400) decrease dramatically.  Allowing estrogen to become very high with respect to Progesterone.  This is potentially dangerous  as estrogen levels may drop by 40% as compared to a 90% drop in Progesterone.  Sleep disturbances; unable to get to sleep and unable to stay asleep and wake up tired is reflected in this imbalance.   These hormone levels are often worsened by menopause.
Cortisol stress hormone levels at night can also keep you awake, lack of good deep sleep promotes hot flashes and night sweats.  Daytime low Cortisol levels leads to tiredness and foggy memory, called adrenal fatigue or exhaustion. Stress affects cortisol levels both at night and throughout the day and can lead to abdominal, thigh and buttocks weight gain before and during menopause.
Do you eat close to bed time?  Are you up after going to sleep looking for something to eat?  This can be a symptom of the imbalance of Insulin.  Insulin Resistance signals sugar imbalances and eventually Type 2 Diabetes and is called Metabolic Syndrome which does cause Hot Flashes and Night Sweats and can add belly, thigh and buttocks pounds quickly.

Once our bodies begin moving on from the child bearing age of 14-40,  there is no longer any reason why the average man and women should experience on going symptoms of worsening hormone imbalances.   The science of anti-aging has rapidly progressed, we now […]