what are the symptoms of perimenopause

What Are the Symptoms of Perimenopause? Understanding Your Experiences and the Possibilities of Treatment

As we age, we’re often left trying to understand what is going on when our bodies start to undergo natural transitions, and the transition to menopause is often one of the most puzzling. Women often understand what to expect from menopause itself, but many aren’t as informed regarding the changes that they undergo in the…

male menopause is different than a midlife crisis

No, Male Menopause Is Not Just a Midlife Crisis: Your Guide to Andropause

Many men struggle with the way they look and feel as they age. Balding, trouble maintaining a healthy weight, enlarged male breast tissue, and trouble adding muscle mass start to nag you, potentially for the first time. Meanwhile, symptoms like erectile dysfunction, fatigue, low libido, and depression can drastically interfere with your relationships and your…

bioidentical hormones vs. HRT

Bioidentical Hormones vs. Traditional HRT: Which is Best for You?

Fluctuating hormones can turn your life upside down. If you’re going through menopause or andropause, you’ve probably experienced hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, or other symptoms that can leave you feeling unstable. And change of life isn’t the only condition caused by fluctuating hormones; conditions such as adrenal fatigue and thyroid imbalances can also have…

bioidentical progesterone benefits

How Bioidentical Progesterone Benefits Women After Menopause

With the advent of menopause, women may experience a host of symptoms that can have a profound impact on both physical and emotional well-being. To address these symptoms, a growing number of women are turning to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in order to replenish hormone levels and ease discomfort. While estrogen is often the…

risks of hormone replacement therapy

Reducing the Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Do Bioidentical Hormones Help?

If you’ve ever seen a commercial for a drug on the television, you know that many medications carry a host of potential risks and side effects. At times, the seemingly endless list of possible outcomes can even make some therapies seem worse than the conditions they treat. On the flip side, you’ve probably also taken…

how long does male menopause last

How Long Does Andropause, aka Male Menopause, Last?

Andropause, or male menopause, can bring on a host of uncomfortable symptoms like weight gain, low sex drive, and fatigue, among many others. If you’ve experienced these symptoms lately, you may be wondering if they’re connected to the lower levels of testosterone associated with andropause. You may also be wondering, how long does male menopause…

hormone replacement therapy side effects

The 4 Hormone Replacement Therapy Side Effects to Consult Your Doctor About

When you begin taking a new medication, it is common to become acutely aware of unexpected changes in your body. After all, many medications have profound physiological effects that can cause everything from temporary discomfort to dangerous side effects. And despite the efforts of doctors and pharmacists to educate their patients on the side effects…

alternative to hormone replacement therapy

BHRT: A Better Alternative to Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy

The hormonal changes you experience during menopause, andropause, or in the presence of a hormonal imbalance can bring on a host of physical and emotional symptoms that profoundly interfere with quality of life. Today, however, there are a number of hormonal treatments available to help alleviate these symptoms by compensating for such changes. These treatments,…