Symptoms of Menopause

Bioidentical Testosterone and Estradiol Pellets for the Treatment of Menopause:

Symptoms of Menopause that are helped by bioidentical hormone pellet therapy

Loss of Libido: For those who had a healthy sex drive before andropause, the subtle loss of libido is one of the most devastating changes that occurs in our thirties and forties. So many patients come to me crying, discouraged that they cannot find an answer from the medical community, except to be told they are depressed or crazy. If you are wondering, “Why don’t I think of, dream of, or want sex anymore?”, a lack of testosterone is most likely your problem. During your consultation we’ll talk more about symptoms, how testosterone affects your libido, and I will walk you through a description of what treatments are available.
Insomnia: Some of the complaints my patients have about insomnia include “I can’t sleep longer than 4 hours!” “I wake up at 2 and can’t go back to sleep, and when I do sleep I never wake up rested!” “I can’t work or think anymore because I am sleep deprived!” We will review many of the problems associated with insomnia, compare the therapies for insomnia, and take you through our BioBalance treatment. Watch the podcast BioBalance Healthcast episode on insomnia.
Memory Loss: Patients sit in my office crying because they can’t remember names, can’t do their jobs and think they are developing Alzheimers Disease. This very scary problem generally responds well to replacing the hormones we are missing. Some of my patients just have too much on their plate, but if you have had an obvious change in your ability to think during your 40’s and 50s, we will discuss treatments and the critical time period for hormone replacement before memory loss becomes permanent.
Chronic Fatigue: Fatigue is one of the most frequent complaints doctors hear. If you’re experiencing fatigue for the first time in your 40s and 50s, it is most probably due to hormonal imbalance. Fatigue can also be due to many other diseases unrelated to hormones. I will help you learn the difference. Some other causes of fatigue that occur in our 40s are an under active thyroid gland and low blood sugar, (also referred to as insulin resistance). I treat those as well as Estrogen and Testosterone imbalance. Bringing you back to health means treating all your deficiencies to make you whole again. Watch the podcast BioBalance Healthcast episode on fatigue.
Anxiety and Depression: Anxiety and Depression are two of the symptoms that actually ARE all in our head! They are mood disorders, and when they occur after 40, they are usually due to andropause and menopause. Even though life-long mood disorders worsen at this time, we only treat those problems that are NEW during your 40’s and 50s. So don’t go off your antidepressants yet—we must treat you for at least 6 months before you can go to your treating doctor to be weaned off your medicine. Bioidentical hormone pellets treatment helps treat Anxiety and Depression
Migraine Headaches: If you are one of the many women who develop Migraine Headaches after the age of 35, a visit to our office might improve your quality of life. I had this problem and it caused me to miss days in the office and the operating room due to nausea, vomiting, and pain associated with my headaches. When I started Testosterone and Estradiol Pellets I was surprised that my headaches went away and I have not had a migraine headache in over 5 years. Research supports this finding, but it is hidden in the neurology and endocrinology journals that most gynecologists don’t read. relief from migraine headaches with bioidentical hormone pellets
Dry Vagina: You have a very frequently diagnosed problem and one that is usually easy to treat. We in gynecology refer to this as “old lady bottom.” You may not be old, but your vagina is! I will tell you about what is happening to you, the traditional therapy, and how BioBalance can help. Dry Vagina is a common symptom of menopause that can be treated with bioidentical hormones
Changes in body composition: Sadly, when we lose our testosterone, our body loses muscle, collagen, connective tissue and all the wonderful components that defied gravity until now. To make things worse, our metabolism slows and we become more insulin resistant, so most of the carbohydrates we eat become fat instead of energy. Did you wake up one day and look in the mirror and see your mother’s body? If you have a new shape…more like an apple than a pear or hourglass, and your breasts are lower, your back collected ugly pockets of fat, and you don’t see any improvement with exercise and weight training, then I think I can help you. BioBalance Health helps women with changes in body composition that occur with menopause
Hot Flashes: The most frequently treated female hormone disorder, hot flashes can look like anything and need not be “hot”. Any episodic spell you experience after you stop having periods that wakes you from sleep, causes brief periods of sweating, crawling skin, headaches, or anxiety is referred to as a “hot flash.” Hot flashes go away with balanced hormones

Dry Eyes: When we get into our 40s we expect our eyes to change and we need glasses to read. However, we are shocked when we can’t wear contacts, or have to use multiple eye drops just to be able to see due to dry eyes. This condition called Dry Eyes is related to the level of Testosterone and Estradiol in your blood. These hormones stimulate your tear glands to lubricate your eyes, and without tears we are miserable! Many opthamologists refer their female patients to me for hormone replacement to treat their dry eyes. I will tell you what we know about this challenging problem and what your options are.