I entered the menopause not really knowing that much about it. Although I had been experiencing various/changing symptoms during the peri-menopause it came as a bit of a shock.
I was listening to a podcast about the menopause on https://soundcloud.com/thelifestylenewshound/tlsnh-erika-schwartz and became interested in bio-identical hormones after hearing Dr Erika Swartz talking about hormone health.
The menopause is when our hormones can rapidly decline. I was looking for something to help me feel my best and help balance my hormones. Remove hot flushes, brain fog and the sleep issues I was experiencing due to the hot flushes. These were not horrendous but enough to disrupt my sleep and make life more challenging.
I had revamped my diet totally earlier in the year given up chocolate (the love of my life). Felt so much better and slimmer. Had my monthly reflexology treatments which had helped considerably, but still had some symptoms especially too much heat!
Bio-identical Hormones were not something I had heard about about. So started my research contacting various clinics. These are private clinics and can be costly I was looking in the London area. Their price lists are usually on their websites.
I decided to visit Dr Anu Arasu at the http://www.londonbioidenticalhormones.com/
She instantly put me at ease listened to my story and was happy with both my diet, exercise and supplement routine.
A blood test was carried out to check my hormone levels and we booked a phone call to discuss my results a week later.
I was prescribed a low dose of progesterone hormone cream unique for me. I use this twice a day by rubbing into my wrists.
After two weeks I could feel a massive difference, my hot flushes had gone, my sleep had improved which was so important for me. My brain fog had lifted and muscular issues had improved vastly.
Bio-identical Hormones were first derived from diosgenin, a substance obtained from Mexican yams. These hormones are identical in molecular structure as those found in our bodies.
They work effectively with your body and usually have minimal side effects, which can be another option if HRT does not suit you.
Obviously, there are lots of different choices out there. The menopause is unique to everyone so it's about working out what is best for you.
Financially, this may not be an option for everyone but I believe it is great to share knowledge and experiences, as we are all different and individual.
Please feel free to comment and let me know what has worked for you?