Menopause Issues

Do one or more of these symptoms sound familiar?
• Are you tired and achy all the time? • Are you moody? • Do you have trouble sleeping, low libido, or brain fog? • Do you have a lack of motivation? • Do you want to feel like yourself again?

Menopause, and for several years leading up to it, also known as perimenopause, can be a time of great confusion and distress. When our hormone levels decline, it can feel like you are falling apart.

The most common signs and symptoms of menopause are:

• Hot flashes
• Trouble sleeping
• Night sweats
• Weight gain
• Fatigue
• Low libido
• Vaginal dryness
• Anxiety
• Increased urinary tract infections
• Brain fog
• Muscle aches

Throughout all stages of life but especially during menopause, hormone health optimization is so important for weight management, enjoyment of life and for the prevention of many prevalent diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes or cardiovascular issues.

For some women, little to no treatment is needed and they just want to understand their body and the changes that are happening. For others, this can be a very difficult time and may require a combination of laboratory testing, lifestyle changes, gut health optimization, botanical support or hormone replacement therapy.

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (bHRT) is a convenient, safe and effective therapy when prescribed by an experienced physician. It is a simple way to replace low levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone for men and women. Consult Dr. Shell if you suspect that you have a hormone imbalance. You deserve to have the energy and health to live your life the way you choose.

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