Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause and Perimenopause

Understanding what is happening in your body during menopause and perimenopause, and how to manage it, can help make this transition more comfortable. Charleston Menopause Specialist, Loren Frankel, M.D. with Palmetto Women’s Health can help you get a clear picture of your health and create a customized plan for total hormonal wellness.

Declining hormones can have a significant impact on the way you feel, both physically and emotionally. Most traditional medical treatments only focus on managing your symptoms of menopause, but do not solve the root cause of the problem: imbalanced hormones. for more than a decade Dr. Frankel has been creating Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs that address symptoms at their source for the women of Charleston, North Charleston and Summerville areas. With this kind of relief, women experiencing menopausal symptoms can expect to see a dramatic improvement in the quality of their life.

Because of the natural hormones used in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the hormones are metabolized by the body faster and easier and with little to no side effects. With hormones in balance, women are able to enjoy renewed energy, better health and a more positive outlook on life.

Symptoms of menopause treated with Bioidentical Hormones:

HOT FLASHES, NIGHT SWEATS, AND COLD SENSATIONS
The hormonal changes associated with menopause cause up to 75 percent of women to experience hot flashes. A hot flash is a sudden sensation of heat on the upper body and an increased heart rate. When hot flashes occur at night, the profuse sweating can disrupt your sleep, stopping you from receiving a full night’s rest. In addition to hot flashes, some women experience cold sensations due to the poor circulation brought on by changing hormone levels. The most common complaints are cold feet, hands and face.
MOOD STABILIZATION
With rapid hormonal changes, it can be difficult to sustain a stable mood. Managing an emotional rollercoaster, along with the other symptoms of changing hormones can, at times, be challenging. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help bring your hormones and mood back into balance.
LOW LIBIDO
Lack of desire for physical intimacy can be due to an imbalance in the amounts of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in your body. When the hormones progesterone and testosterone decline, it can cause estrogen dominance to occur. Weight gain, mood swings, and painful intercourse are also associated with estrogen dominance and can contribute to a lower than normal libido. Balancing estrogen in your body so it doesn’t dominate other hormones is essential to restoring your desire.

Hormones are responsible for the stages of development in our lives, from infancy to old age. It is important to have a healthy, functioning endocrine system as it governs our hormone functionality. As we age, the natural levels of hormones in our body begin to change and decrease. Without healthy and balanced hormones, you can feel like you are losing a baseline quality of life.

Beyond treating the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, the Bioidentical Hormones prescribed by Charleston Menopause Specialist, Loren Frankel, M.D. can help to combat a variety of chronic conditions faced by women. Balanced hormones can aid the body in a variety of ways relieving or eliminating detrimental effects of disease.

Conditions treated with Bioidentical Hormones:

Thyroid
An imbalance of your thyroid hormone can affect every metabolic function in your body. Your thyroid gland is your body’s regulator. Thyroid hormone modulates carbohydrates, protein, fat metabolism, vitamin uses, digestion, muscle and nerve action, blood flow, hormone excretion, oxygen utilization, sexual function.
Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a disorder causing aching muscles, sleep disorders, and fatigue, associated with abnormal levels of the brain chemicals that transmit nerve signals (neurotransmitters) it is characterized by symptoms in several body systems. Symptoms include: Wide spread body pain, skin temperature changes, irritable bowel, brain fog, immune system or repeated illness and more.
Weight Loss Resistance
Progesterone and estrogen are normally the culprits that lead to weight loss difficulties and resistance. Our overall body composition is greatly dependent on having balanced hormones, a healthy digestive tract, a balanced diet and an awareness of food allergies.
Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-induced condition characterized by a set of common symptoms that indicate decreased function of the adrenal glands. Also known as hypoadrenia, adrenal exhaustion, adrenal insufficiency, adrenal gland fatigue, adrenal chronic fatigue, and non-addisons hypoadrenia.

Adrenal Fatigue affects every organ and system in your body. A below average functioning of the adrenal glands result in a number of symptoms. Those symptoms often include chronic infections, fatigue, Sleep disturbance, insomnia, menopause type symptoms, IBS, anxiety and more.

Women understand when their body is not operating optimally. Charleston Menopause Specialist, Loren Frankel, M.D., OB/GYN has successfully treated a variety of conditions, including Menopause and Perimenopause, with Bioidentical Hormones in her Mount Pleasant clinic, Palmetto Women’s Health.

To learn more about the conditions that can be treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, call Charleston Menopause Specialist, Loren Frankel, M.D., OB/GYN, today to schedule your consultation.