Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful & Psycho
These dwarves of menopause have been described by Suzanne Somers in her book, The Sexy Years, but she’s only one of the millions of midlife women who’ve had their own encounters with these little leaches who suck the life out of us.
Itchy is scratching you because of the loss of water in your skin, eyes, and vagina.
Bitchy is bossing you because your estrogen and progesterone levels are so low you have no sense of reason. This introduces you to Weepy who whimpers with crying episodes for no good reason.
Sweaty is smothering you with hot flashes and night sweats, causing thermostat wars with your family and coworkers.
Sleepy is snoring at inappropriate times due to lack of sleep throughout the night.
Bloated is banging on your belly despite diet and exercise efforts.
Forgetful is fogging your brain making you lose your train of thought as to why you walked in the room or what you were going to say.
Psycho is stalking you with inappropriate thoughts such as leaving your husband because everything he does gets on your nerves.
How do we remove these puny parasites from our bodies?
What is BHRT? Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is used when women’s (and men’s) hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. Bio meaning plant derived, identical defined as similar in every detail from what the bodies would naturally produce.
Our hormones control most of our bodily functions. They coordinate everything from digestion and growth to immune function, mood, energy, sleep, and libido. When our hormones are out of balance, even slightly, it can have a big impact on our overall health and well being.
It is the loss of hormones which attributes to the aging process. By correcting age-related hormone decline with appropriate doses of bio-identical hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone, we can help support a more balanced body chemistry resulting in feeling like a younger person. This will not only relieve normal symptoms of aging (menopause and andropause), but also promote better overall health and function of the body. Age related issues such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, joint pain can all be minimized with the implementation of bio-identical hormone therapy.
If you are being haunted by one of these creatures, call to have your hormones evaluated and have a
Dawn Hollembeak, FNP, APRN