Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she naturally stops having menstrual periods, marking the end of child bearing.
Most women enter a transitional phase in the years leading up to menopause called perimenopause. Perimenopause is a time of gradual change in the levels of estrogen, a hormone that helps control the menstrual cycle. Changing estrogen levels can bring on symptoms such as hot flashes and sleep changes. To manage these symptoms, Dr. Lang and Amanda offer patients bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
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The term “bioidentical” means the hormones in these products are chemically identical to those your body produces. Bioidentical hormones come from plant sources. Some patients benefit from FDA-approved and commercially available bioidentical hormones, while others use bioidenticals that are specially compounded for them. And, some women just need treatment with a cream or lubricant.
Each woman’s experience with perimenopause, menopause and hormone replacement is very individual. Please consult a health care provider regarding safety and efficacy before beginning any type of hormone replacement therapy.
For information about hormone replacement therapy, we suggest you visit the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) website at www.acog.org.