Yes, natural menopause hormone therapy will make you feel younger for several reasons.
What Is Menopause?
Menopause is when you stop having menstrual periods. It is a process that begins in the body at around 46 years of age, and it usually lasts for two years. That is when it generally occurs, but it can also begin as early 35 years or as late as 60 years.
When it is time for your uterus to shed its lining during the menstrual cycle, your estrogen and progesterone levels drop. Because your estrogen levels are low, the hypothalamus releases gonadotropin-releasing hormone or Gn-RH. This hormone stimulates the pituitary gland to release follicle-stimulating hormone or FSH. The FSH stimulates the ovaries to release estrogen again so that the menstrual phase can continue. During the climacteric process, this doesn’t happen as often.
Menopause is what occurs after the climacteric process comes to an end. The climacteric period is when your ovaries begin to gradually lose their capacity to reproduce. It is a process that lasts approximately 15 years. Beginning at the age of 35, you start to experience shorter periods. By the time you were in your 40s, you may have begun to miss some periods.
The problem during these years is not that the pituitary gland is not releasing enough follicle-stimulating hormone or FSH and luteinizing hormone or LH into your bloodstream. This continues to happen during this time, but your ovaries are losing their capacity to respond to these hormones. Because of this, the ovaries can’t ripen the eggs anymore, and they also cannot produce as much estrogen and progesterone.
Symptoms of Menopause
The symptoms of menopause include the following:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Hot flushes
- Cold sweats
- Pain in the joints
- Itchy skin
- Vaginal dryness
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Natural menopause hormone therapy is called “hormone replacement therapy” or HRT. It is medication that contains the estrogen that your body is no longer making in sufficient quantities. This therapy replaces the estrogen that your body is no longer making and naturally relieves the symptoms you are experiencing.
The Benefits of HRT
HRT will cause reductions in the following symptoms:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Low energy
- Low libido
- Loss of bone
The main risk factor for osteoporosis for women is the reduction of estrogen that occurs during menopause. When sex hormonal levels in both men and women begin to decrease, this increases their risk for osteoporosis.
Low-density lipoproteins are commonly known as “LDL” cholesterol, and they are the bad cholesterol that must be kept low. After menopause, LDL cholesterol tends to go up. High-density lipoproteins are commonly known as “HDL” cholesterol, and they are the good cholesterol. When the LDL cholesterol is increasing during menopause, the HDL is lowering, and this is dangerous because the good cholesterol takes cholesterol from the other parts of your body and places it in the liver where it can be removed from your body.
When you have too much LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream, it gets together with other substances and produces plaque. When the plaque collects in your arteries, this condition is known as “atherosclerosis.”
Plaque buildup can also cause coronary artery disease, and this buildup is in the arteries of your heart. The result is that your arteries become hard, and they also become narrow. This causes less blood to flow through your arteries and can even cause a blockage. The blockage can make it so that your heart cannot get enough oxygen, or it can lead to a heart attack.
The Positive Effects of HRT
Some studies have shown that HRT protects the cardiovascular system from the effects listed above. It may decrease the instances of osteoporosis after menopause. It may also relieve the symptoms that you experience because of low estrogen levels, including fatigue, hot flashes and depression. Therefore, natural menopause hormone therapy can make you feel younger. If you are ready to find out what natural menopause hormone therapy can do for you, call us at (205) 352-9141 so that we can help you start feeling better today.