Menopause is a term used to describe a time in the woman's reproductive phase, when the ovaries cease to produce the reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone. It is in this stage of life that a woman’s menstruation periods end and the body under goes changes that make a woman incapable of conceiving. Menopause may cause women to experience hot flashes, weight gain, vaginal dryness, changes in hair quality and weight gain among many other experiences. However, the effect varies from woman to woman. They are a number of ways that women can use to manage these menopause symptoms.
Key among them is menopause hormonal therapy. It has widely been used to replenish hormones in a woman's reproductive system that are no longer being produced hence relieving symptoms associated with menopause. They are two types of hormonal therapy used in treating menopausal symptoms. They are progesterone and estrogen therapies. In estrogen therapy, small doses of estrogen are taken alone as pills, patches and creams. Progesterone therapy combines doses of both estrogen and progesterone. Many women have opted to take a special type of hormonal therapy, referred to as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) which is considered a natural hormone therapy. It involves using of hormones that are identical to the molecular structure of hormones produced in the ovaries of a woman. BHRT is viewed as the most effective hormone therapy in treating menopausal symptoms compared to other conventional therapies.
BHRT is becoming more popular among women is that it is a replica of the hormones produced by the body naturally at one time which is why it is called bioidentical.