Why Hormone Replacement Therapy Isn’t Always the Answer for Menopause

Menopause is simply a fact of life for women. Every season of life has its joys and challenges, but with menopause, many women experience uncomfortable symptoms that get in the way of enjoying their everyday life. The physical and emotional symptoms of menopause are known to wreak havoc on sleep, zap energy, and affect mental wellbeing.

Fortunately, we have had immense success in helping our patients find balance, comfort, and peace when walking through this important phase of life. Read on to learn more about menopause, the disruptive symptoms, and how we’ve been able to help our patients drastically reduce, and in some cases, completely eliminate, said symptoms with microcurrent therapy protocols.

The Four Stages of Menopause

Menopause is a journey that passes through four stages. It marks the end of your reproductive years and is diagnosed after 12 months have passed without a menstrual period.  It is essential to understand the process as you will be able to identify when it is time to start treating and managing the symptoms to ensure a smooth and comfortable transition.

Premenopause— During premenopause, women have regular periods that are triggered by reproductive hormones. This is the phase of life where reproduction can take place and lasts an average of 30 to 35 years.

During premenopause many women will experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, symptoms. If you are currently in this phase of life, please read our blog, Microcurrent: The Best Natural Period Pain Remedy We’ve Ever Found to find natural solutions to menstrual cramps.

Perimenopause— When your ovarian reserve starts to dwindle, perimenopause begins to take its toll, causing severe fluctuations in the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The fluctuating hormones of perimenopause triggers some of the most intense menopause symptoms. Perimenopause is when most women start seeking out treatment and experience the most challenges.

Menopause— Occurs when 12 consecutive months have passed without a period. The average age of menopause for women in the United States is 51.

Postmenopause— Takes place the day after menopause. Unfortunately, the disruptive symptoms of perimenopause can linger into postmenopause, leaving many women in need of a long term and natural treatment.

Menopause Symptoms

As we previously discussed, in the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), these signs and symptoms are commonly experienced:

  • Hot flashes
  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep problems
  • Mood changes
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Loss of breast fullness

In our clinic, patients initially seek out natural treatment when these uncomfortable symptoms first present. Typically, our patients come to us because they want a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy, which presents a myriad of unwanted side effects and potential risks.

Let’s examine why so many women choose to take a holistic approach to their menopause symptoms and skip hormone replacement therapy all together.

Depression and Anxiety during Menopause

One of the most troublesome symptoms of the menopause journey for many women is the connection between menopause and anxiety and depression.

You may be wondering, “why does menopause cause anxiety and depression?” Well, the answer is rooted in an imbalance of hormones. When your ovaries begin to wind down hormone production, fluctuations of estrogen and other essential hormones can trigger depressive and anxious moods.

To avoid falling victim to anxiety and depression associated with menopause, try getting regular exercise, socializing with the people you love, spending time in nature, or using microcurrent therapy for relaxation and stress relief.

5 Problems with Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause

If you’re experiencing menopause, hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, might be something you are considering. HRT involves taking specific doses of female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone, or a combination of both.

In conventional medicine, HRT is used to ease the symptoms that are typically associated with menopause—but not without risk.

Though there are more than five reasons why many women choose to forego hormone replacement therapy for their menopause symptoms, we find these to be the most troubling side-effects:

  1. Digestive Problems—Diarrhea, indigestion, stomach cramps, bloating, gas, and nausea are all reported side effects of HRT. These symptoms often appear at the beginning of the treatment and can last for months, sometimes never going away.
  2. Gallbladder Disease—Is a possible side effect of HRT. Cholecystitis, an infection marked by gallstones getting stuck in the gallbladder, can cause painful inflammation and may require invasive surgery to correct.
  3. Leg Cramps—Imagine trying to sleep, only to be kept up by debilitating leg cramps. Many women taking HRT report leg cramps and uncomfortable swelling.
  4. Breast Cancer—Long-term use of synthetic hormones has been reported to increase the risk of breast cancer in women.
  5. Heart Problems—HRT has been found to increase your risk for stroke by 41% and heart attack by 29%. Smokers on HRT are at an even higher risk of developing severe heart conditions.

Other symptoms of HRT can include bloating, breast swelling or tenderness, headaches, mood changes, nausea, and vaginal bleeding. As you can see, hormone replacement therapy isn’t the best choice for every woman.

Microcurrent: Our Natural Approach to Treating Menopause Symptoms

By now, it’s clear that the symptoms exhibited by women experiencing menopause are vast and can be detrimental to quality of life.

Our approach to naturally treating menopause symptoms focuses on regulating hormones through a protocol called Gynecological Zones, as well as supporting the liver and gallbladder by using Vitamin E and Omega 3 supplements.

The Gynecological Zones protocol is often mistaken for an internal protocol, but despite its name, this protocol is entirely non-invasive. This gentle technique involves identifying energy blockages in the uterine area by utilizing biofeedback on the surface of the skin.

This protocol has been hugely successful in eliminating energy blockages, energy deficiencies, and melting away menopause symptoms altogether in many of our patients.

Your Journey to Finding Natural Menopause Relief Starts Today!

Don’t suffer another day with the dreaded hot flashes, insomnia, anxiety, and depression of menopause. Menopause is a natural process of life that can be successfully addressed without prescriptions—we’d love to guide you through how with these resources:

Any questions as to how microcurrent therapy and our natural approach to treating menopause symptoms can change your life? Give us a call at 1-888-758-0851.