What are Symptoms of Menopause and Low Hormone Levels ?
With natural Female hormone replacement treatment for menopause, you can feel good again, and soon.
Life can change so fast. Menopause (as with any Low Hormone Levels) symptoms can sneak up on you. Most of us didn’t recognize or appreciate the great health we had when younger, when we had balanced hormone levels, no matter what your age now, but lack of that health becomes real obvious as we get older. Here are the symptoms:
- Weight Gain/Loss
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Low/No Libido
- Vaginal Dryness
- Mood Swings
- Mental Fogging
- Memory Loss
- Can’t Get to Sleep
- Wake Up Early and Can’t Get Back to Sleep
- Wake up Tired
- Low/No Energy
- Neck Pain
- Neck Stiffness
- Don’t Feel Like Working Out
- No Motivation
- Just Don’t Feel Good Anymore
Can Bio-identical Female Hormone Replacement Therapy Help?
YES, as your hormone levels decrease so does your energy level. Symptoms of low energy usually comes first and are easily cast off as” just getting more busy”, especially when you have children, or a full time job. With low or no energy, you can’t get to sleep, have trouble staying asleep and wake up not rested now you are tired all the time. You know you need to get back to the gym or take more time for yourself, somehow other things take priority. There was a time when you looked forward to exercise, but the desire for it is slipping. You look into a mirror surprised to see how tired you look. Where did your muscles go? This can’t be, it was only a few years ago you were looking good. Do Friday nights out end up with you in bed by 9:00 pm?
You force yourself to exercise, feel sore for days after just a light workout, and don’t really feel better after. Abdomen, hips and thighs have added size. Why is the bed so wet, you are drenched. You’re having night sweats and hot flashes. You are concerned but don’t know where to turn. Your family Doctor says your just getting older, you leave frustrated and with a prescription for sleeping pills, pain killers and depression! Of course you are depressed.
Your estrogen levels are dropping, your skin is thinner, nails are cracking and chipping. Your hair is falling out, getting thinner and for heavens sake you notice hair growing where it’s not supposed to. The husband is pressing for some intimacy, but you have low or no sex drive.
These common symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and pre, peri or postmenopause are commonly associated with declining female hormones (estrogen, testosterone and progesterone) and are often misdiagnosed and treated as individual symptoms, e.g. depression is often treated by doctors with an anti-depressant rather than first checking for hormone levels. Changes in testosterone, estrogen and Progesterone levels play an intricate role in these symptoms and are magnified with age. If you have all or some of these symptoms, your exact hormone levels should be checked as imbalances can affect functions of many organs and organ systems from your skin your heart, brain and even your eyes.
What Testing Do I Need?
The most common way to test for hormone levels is either with blood serum, saliva or Urine. Each one has benefits over the other. The most common is blood serum, but Blood serum testing is slowly getting replaced by Saliva Testing (no needles). Our office prefers saliva testing as we can not only test for 11 hormones but also see how your body is reacting to your environment over a 15 hour period. You can’t do it with blood serum testing. Urine testing is only used for special circumstances.
No matter which test is used, a short time frame of 4-5 days during the second half of your cycle reveals a best case scenario for estrogen and progesterone levels. If done during any other time frame, levels will look abnormally low resulting in over dosing.
What Are the Costs?
We have treated hundreds of patients and certainly not all of them have unlimited financial means. We make every effort to insure you get the best care at a fair and reasonable cost. Out of pocket costs for Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) Clinics in Metro Denver (even though they may take insurance) can still average $500.00 to $5000.00 your first visit, PLUS, in some cases and additional $199.99 to $1500.00 a month. Remember this is usually only for Hormone Replacement.
With Natural Hormone Replacement Clinics of Colorado’s treatment for menopause you can have a full four month weight loss program… PLUS… testing to check 11 hormones with the 15 hour CORTISOL STRESS test… PLUS… testing for 198 Gastro-Intestinal damaging food allergens…. all for the cost of just one of the less expensive first day costs with other BHRT offices. Call us and schedule this week and we will include, at no additional charge, ($150 value) a “Thyroid Function Test”
Call today and ask about our ALL-IN-ONE 11 Hormone Test and
get a FREE “Thyroid Function Test”*
*Testing looks at the actual function of your thyroid gland and is done at home gathering information through daily monitoring of Body Temperatures (Non-Mercury Thermometer $15.00).