An important decision every woman must make in midlife is whether or not to use menopausal hormone therapy. It is very concerning that so many women have serious misunderstandings regarding the safety and benefits of hormone therapy. Women are exposed to conflicting messages about hormone therapy, leaving them confused and frustrated. For each woman to have a voice in the matter, she must be given accurate, up-to-date information so that she can make an educated choice for her body, for her health, for her unique experience.
Hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, decreased libido, mental dullness, mood changes, depression, anxiety, vaginal dryness, and more. When a woman begins to have these disturbing symptoms of peri-menopause, she is looking for answers. Women need to be educated regarding their midlife symptoms, the extent to which these symptoms may affect health, and options that are available for improving quality of life and long-term health. Each one of us can navigate the menopausal transition with grace, comfort, and health if given appropriate guidance.
At Women’s Wellness Center, we understand that every woman has different needs. We strive to listen and meet those needs in a comfortable, soothing environment where the individual is empowered to participate in decisions involving her future wellness and health.
Bio-identical Hormone Therapy
Women are hearing more and more about the option of using bio-identical hormone therapy. This means the hormones are chemically identical to those produced by the human body, and therefore, are considered more natural than non-identical hormones (sometimes referred to as “synthetic” hormones). With hormone therapy, it makes sense to use the most natural treatment possible, and many options are available. If one is interested in pursuing this type of treatment, it is of utmost importance to see a practitioner who is familiar with this method of treatment and can direct therapy with optimal benefit and safety.
Certified Menopause Practitioner
Dr. Laura Grant is a board certified Ob/Gyn physician who has also earned the credential of NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner. This credential is awarded by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), the preeminent scientific organization focused on menopausal health. NAMS is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause.
For more education on the menopausal transition and common concerns about hormone therapy, read the informative article, Peri-menopause and Hormone Health.