What are Symptoms of Menopause and Low Hormone Levels?

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For many women, Menopause and Low Hormone Levels may include some or all of these symptoms:  Hot FlashesNight Sweats, Low/No Libido, Vaginal Dryness, Weight Gain/Loss, Depression, Anxiety, 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 or No Energy, Headaches, Neck Pain, Neck Stiffness, Don’t Feel Like Working Out, No Motivation, PCOS Symptoms, or Just Don’t Feel Good Anymore.  But, with Natural Female Hormone Replacement (HRT) Menopause Treatment, 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 but is treatable with Natural Hormone Therapy.  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.  We answer your Questions? Call (303) 460-0867 today…

Take this Free Female Hormones Self Assessment to determine if your symptoms have low, medium or high significance and receive a FREE copy of our eBook “Advanced Natural Hormone Care” a $9.99 Value!

Are You Suffering from Hot Flashes?

Hot Flashes
Are you finding yourself increasingly suffering from hot flashes? Does your face get red and flushed? Do you sweat suddenly and profusely for no apparent reason? If so, then there is a very good chance that you are entering the menopause. Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause with almost 70% of perimenopausal women and almost all menopausal women experience them.

It is not clear what exactly causes hot flashes, but there are strong indications that it is linked to changes in circulation causing blood vessels near the skin to dilate. Hot flashes are often accompanied by night sweats making it difficult and/or uncomfortable to sleep.

How Long Will Hot Flashes Last?

There is no set time frame when a woman is going to experience hot flashes. Some women only have them for a short period in the early stages of menopause while other women will experience them for the duration of their menopause. It is even possible for them to last for the remainder of the woman’s life. However, the severity of these hot flashes usually lessen over time.

Can You Prevent Hot Flashes?

Hot flashes are just one of those things that cannot really be avoided during the menopause, but there are a number of things you could try to lessen them. Some of the things that have been known to act as a trigger for hot flashes include stress, caffeine, alcohol, tight or restrictive clothing, overheating and smoking. It is a good idea to make some lifestyle changes to eliminate these triggers and to wear loose clothing made from natural materials like cotton.

Take this Free Female Hormones Self Assessment to determine if your Hot Flashes have low, medium or high significance and receive a FREE copy of our eBook “Advanced Natural Hormone Care” a $9.99 Value!

Are you experiencing Night Sweats?

Night Sweats
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 Female Hormone Replacement initial consultation is offered at our Natural Hormone Replacement Clinics of Colorado office that includes a thorough past, 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.

Take this Free Female Hormones Self Assessment to determine if your Night Sweats symptoms have low, medium or high significance and receive a FREE copy of our eBook “Advanced Natural Hormone Care” a $9.99 Value!

Are you suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS Symptoms
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an imbalance of hormones that can occur in young girls and women. Around puberty is when PCOS can make itself felt. PCOS Symptoms can include acne, cystic acne, facial hair growth, bloating, weight gain, constipation, irritability, mood swings, mental fog, diarrhea, painful cramping during periods, sleep issues, irregular cycles, and infertility.

The cause of PCOS is currently thought to be genetic and environmental factors. These factors can also be associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome, sugar imbalance, metabolic syndrome, and fatty liver disease.

The Functional Medicine Doctors at NHRCC have a PCOS Treatment plan that will test using the gold standard of salivary hormone testing of 11 hormones, laboratory blood testing, and 180 food toxicity testing to create a natural bioidentical hormone imbalance therapy program for you.

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Take this Free PCOS Self Assessment to determine if your symptoms have low, medium or high significance and receive a FREE copy of our eBook “Advanced Natural Hormone Care” a $9.99 Value!

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Do you have PMS symptoms?

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Are your periods irregular?

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Do you have acne or cystic acne?

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Do you have facial hair?

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Do you have trouble getting pregnant or infertility?

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Do you have mood swings?

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Do you have bloating, diarrhea, or constipation?

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Have you been told you have persistent cysts on ovaries?

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Do you have painful periods?

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Is your sleep interrupted?

Can Bio-identical Female Hormone Replacement Therapy Help?

YES, as your hormone levels decrease so does your energy level.   Female Hormone Replacement Menopause Treatment can help! 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?

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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. Do You have Questions? Call the Doctors today at (303) 460-0867…

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 Menopause 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.

Menopause Treatment

Are you suffering from hot flashes, unexplained mood swings, night sweats and anxiety? Do you have concerns that you might be entering into the menopause? Do not worry – you are not alone! The menopause is something that affects all women as they get older and it can be a difficult time thanks to the myriad of changes that are going on in the body. The good news is that the unpleasant side effects of ‘the change’ can be alleviated with the help of female hormone replacement therapy.
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What is the Menopause?

As we age, our ovaries stop releasing eggs and start to produce less estrogen because we are no longer in the ‘child bearing’ phase of our lives. Over time women will cease menstruation – this happens gradually and is known as the menopause. Once you have had no menstrual period for a year you will be considered postmenopausal. The menopause generally occurs around the age of 50.

The Symptoms of Menopause

There are many symptoms that are related to the menopause. Some of these are simply unpleasant and last for only a short time while others are more long term and can be a little more serious. Some common symptoms include, but are not limited to :

 

  • mood swings
  • hot flashes
  • night sweats
  • insomnia
  • hair loss
  • osteoporosis
  • weight gain
  • loss of sex drive

How Could Female Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Help?

Female hormone replacement therapy can help to relieve most of the symptoms women experience during the menopause. We use bioidentical hormones to replace those that are deficient including progesterone and estrogen. This will help to improve your quality of life and allow you to start feeling like yourself again. Female ormone replacement therapy can also help to prevent more serious effects of the menopause such as osteoporosis.

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 Female 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”

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*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).

Natural Hormone Replacement Clinics of Colorado

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Broomfield, Co 80020

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