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Adjusting to Life With Menopause

Though a natural part of the aging process, menopause can be a difficult life transition for some women. You may welcome the fact that you no longer have to worry about your period, but the hormonal shifts that come with menopause may cause uncomfortable symptoms that interfere with your daily life. 

Though your mother and grandmother may have suffered through their symptoms, there’s no reason you have to. Dedicated to helping you get through menopause without skipping a beat, our OB/GYN, Dr. Lena Speck Hopkins, wants to share some of her tips on how you can adjust to life with menopause. 

Make yourself a priority

Estrogen is a sex hormone that plays a major role in your sexual and reproductive health. But this hormone also keeps your bones strong, your heart healthy, and your mind sharp.

You officially reach menopause when you go 12 months in a row without your period. However, before you hit menopause your estrogen levels are already on the decline. Without estrogen, your risk of developing chronic health conditions like heart disease and osteoporosis increases.

Making yourself and your health a priority may prevent chronic health issues that affect your quality of life as you get older. 

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Osteoporosis is a major health concern for women after menopause. Adding bone-building supplements to your daily routine may help keep your bones healthy and strong. 

We use Pure Encapsulations nutritional supplements, which are made from premium ingredients designed to help you achieve optimal health. 

Don’t suffer through your symptoms

In addition to increasing your risk of chronic health conditions, your declining estrogen levels also cause many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Though the severity of symptoms vary from woman to woman, for some the symptoms are unbearable.

Common menopause symptoms include:

You can’t stop menopause, but there’s no need to suffer with the symptoms. Hormone therapy is one of the most effective treatments for menopause symptoms.

You may have concerns about traditional hormone therapy, which is why we offer SottoPelle® bioidentical hormone replacement pellets. The bioidentical hormones in the pellet are synthesized from plants (soy and yams) and have the same chemical structure as the hormones in your body. 

We place the bioidentical hormone pellet under your skin, and it releases a steady dose of hormones to optimize balance and alleviate your symptoms. In addition to helping you feel more like your usual self, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may also reduce your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.

Loving life during menopause

Despite what many women may believe, life isn’t all downhill once you reach menopause. According to the Office of Women’s Health, 52 is the average age women in the United States reach menopause. At 52, you still have a lot of life to live.

Many women find their postmenopausal years among the most memorable of their lives. Taking care of your body, mind, and spirit may help you love living with menopause. 

Don’t change your life for menopause. Let us help you make menopause the time of your life. Call our office in Harlingen, Texas, to schedule an appointment today.

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