Benefits of BHRT Post Menopause: A Personalized Approach

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Medically Reviewed
November 30, 2023

BHRT post menopause can be the silver lining for many women. Menopause is a significant transition in your life, marking the end of your menstrual cycles and finalizing a host of changes to the hormonal dynamics in your body. Grappling with symptoms of hormonal imbalance post menopause can be a challenging experience! Let’s look at:

  • Female hormone imbalance post menopause
  • How personalized hormone optimization therapy works
  • Benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) post menopause
  • How long you can stay on BHRT post menopause

Female Hormone Imbalance Post Menopause

Your hormonal balance undergoes a slow but distinctive transformation during perimenopause years and into your post-menopause life. This shift manifests in various ways – so here’s a helpful hormonal imbalance checklist to help you identify any symptoms you may have been experiencing so far:

  • Irregular menstrual cycles eventually stop for a whole year, which indicates your day 1 of menopause.
  • Insomnia and difficulty getting quality sleep.
  • Chronic fatigue despite having had some good sleepor on account of not having it.
  • Mood swings and depression.
  • Hot flashes can embarrass you during the day and also cause uncomfortable sweating at night.
  • Weight gain despite a sensible diet and exercise.
  • Low libido affects your sexual life.

Estrogen deficiency is the main culprit for the symptoms above. Post menopause, your estrogen levels will not improve on their own and may cause you a variety of additional health issues, such as:

  • Heightened chance of cardiovascular diseases
  • Skin dryness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced bone density and increased risk of osteoporosis

It’s worth mentioning that if you’ve had a hysterectomy that induced immediate menopause, your symptoms will have been more sudden in origin, but the depletion of your estrogen supply will still be the root cause. And when that’s out of balance, other hormones try to mitigate the effect on your body, and things get uncomfortable.

This means that tailored hormone optimization therapy is an excellent choice for you post menopause – and BHRT is the best for a number of reasons.

Bioidentical Hormone Optimization Therapy: Tailoring Post-Menopause Treatment to Your Unique Needs

BHRT takes a different approach from other hormone replacement therapies. It uses compounded bioidentical hormones – molecules that mirror the structure of those naturally produced by your body.

This means your body can more easily utilize them. And unlike one-size-fits-all HRT solutions, treatment with BHRT takes a personalized approach to address your unique needs and your unique hormone imbalance.

For example, BHRT addresses your estrogen deficiency by replenishing estrogen levels with the exact dose tailored to your specific needs. Your immediate symptoms quickly improve because it’s personalized, monitored, and adjusted as necessary. In addition, BHRT continues to provide a preventive measure against any potential health risks you might face post menopause.

However, it’s not just about replenishing estrogen.

The assessment process for BHRT post menopause extends beyond identifying general symptoms attributable to low estrogen. Your personalized treatment plan involves a thorough examination of all your hormone levels, lifestyle factors, nutrition, and stress levels.

As part of this individualized plan, at Nava Health we also take the time to understand your goals, needs, and medical history. This integrative and functional approach ensures your BHRT treatment plan addresses immediate hormonal imbalances and also contributes to your overall health and vitality during your post-menopause years.

BHRT Post Menopause: A Beacon of Hope

BHRT allows for precise interventions tailored to your individual needs to bring you the most benefits. Let’s look in turn at these seven benefits of BHRT post menopause.

Addressing Joint Pain

Do the menopause years cause joint pain? Quite often, yes. Hormonal changes during and after menopause, particularly the decline in estrogen levels, can lead to inflammation and joint pain. BHRT acts as a troubleshooter, restoring hormonal balance and easing pain. To further support joint health, your healthcare provider can propose an integrative, functional approach, including exercise, nutrition counselling, and, potentially, appropriate supplements.

Improving Bone Density

With estrogen levels at a low level, bone density also suffers, and your risk of osteoporosis increases. Maintaining bone density in post-menopause years is important, and BHRT has shown promise in reducing the risk of fractures from falls due to osteoporosis.

Balancing Hormones for a Steadier Life

Can menopause cause dizziness? Fluctuating hormone levels can affect your circulation and contribute to feelings of lightheadedness. If this is you, BHRT will help restore your hormonal balance and minimize any dizziness.

Reducing Menopause Bloating

Your gut is home to many hormones! During and post menopause, fluctuation of and eventual decline in estrogen and progesterone can disrupt your normal bodily functions, including digestion. This can lead to bloating. So, improving your body’s hormone supply helps regulate digestion and reduce bloating.

Conquering Skin Challenges

Yes, post-menopausal acne is a real concern for some women. Hormonal fluctuations can wreak havoc on the skin, leading to teenage-like breakouts even after menopause. BHRT can help overcome these skin challenges and keep your complexion radiant and blemish-free for years longer.

Stress Management

Can stress cause post-menopausal bleeding? While stress itself may not directly cause it, stress raises levels of the hormone cortisol and, therefore, impacts all hormonal functioning. BHRT stabilizes this and reduces the chance of any abnormal “spotting” post menopause.

Increased Libido and Intimacy

In the post-menopausal years, many women experience diminished libido. This is when BHRT becomes a valuable ally in prolonging your intimate relationships. It not only addresses the physiological aspects such as vaginal dryness and fatigue but also contributes to improving your overall mood and desire for sex.

How Long Can You Stay on Bioidentical Hormones?

How long you decide to stay on BHRT is a personal decision guided by your hormone specialist and based on your responses to the treatment and your evolving hormonal needs.

We believe that ongoing monitoring of hormone replacement therapy is crucial because clinical experience suggests the beneficial duration of BHRT can vary for each individual. While BHRT is considered safe when appropriately prescribed, we keep an eye on your overall wellbeing during your use of BHRT post menopause.

Factors such as the severity of symptoms, overall health, and individual responses to treatment will all play a role in determining how long you benefit from BHRT.

Your Personalized Journey to Wellness with Nava Health

Nava’s integrative approach focuses on preventing, restoring, and optimizing your health with The Nava Method, our proprietary method to achieving overall wellness.

Within that scenario, BHRT offers you a personalized approach that considers your individual needs and ensures you live a long and healthy life.

Call one of our specialists today and let’s talk about aging well with BHRT post menopause!

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A Medical Director, and one of the first physicians to join the Nava Health & Vitality Center, Dr. Douglas Lord has made significant contributions to our Center and its founding principles. Dr. Lord has helped develop and implement the Nava Method™—Nava’s proprietary approach to total body wellness. He has also been instrumental in liaising with other expert practitioners to successfully implement Nava’s range of therapies, treatments, and products.

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Benefits of BHRT Post Menopause: A Personalized Approach
A functional and integrative approach to BHRT post menopause brings you benefits that ensure you continue to live a long and healthy life.