When women from Scottsdale and surrounding communities experience menopausal symptoms, they turn to the Hansen Clinic of Natural and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Hansen, one of the world’s leading authorities on the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal imbalance and the use of bio-identical hormones, focuses on safely and effectively relieving symptoms of menopause, including weight loss, to help you feel great again.
What Happens During Menopause?
Menopause is that time in a woman’s life when her menstrual periods stop and her hormone production takes a steep decline that can result in a major drop in mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Approximately 2 million women in the United States experience menopause each year.
Helping Women Manage Menopause
Dr. Hansen takes a holistic approach to helping women achieve optimal hormonal balance, a leaner body and mental/emotional well-being during menopause. Having extensively trained in Europe with the world’s leading authorities in anti-aging medicine and bio-identical hormone therapy, he possesses the expertise to prescribe hormone replacement therapy that is safe, effective, and virtually bio-identical to the hormones produced by a woman’s body.
In this video, Dr. Hansen explores the growing trend of early menopause, its underlying causes, and the transformative impact of hormone therapy on women’s well-being.
Factors Affecting Menopause
Recent research reveals that a significant number of women are entering menopause 2-10 years earlier than expected, primarily as a result of heightened environmental exposure to a range of chemicals commonly found in cosmetics, hair spray, plastics (like Bisphenol A (BPA) and Polyethylene terephthalate (PETE)), as well as Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) present in non-stick cooking surfaces. Additionally, there is a concerning link between environmental lead exposure and the onset of menopause. This information underscores the importance of understanding the impact of chemical accumulation and environmental factors on women’s health.
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), as well as estrogens fed to dairy and beef cows, activate estrogen receptors and cause multiple hormone imbalances that lead to many symptoms of menopause.
It is estimated that 75% of all women going through menopause in the U.S. suffer moderate to severe menopausal symptoms. These debilitating symptoms include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Cold chills
- Decreased sex drive
- Roller-coaster mood swings
- Mental fogginess
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Thinning skin
- And more
How Does Bio-identical Hormone Therapy Work?
As a woman enters Peri-menopause, her hormone levels start fluctuating and declining, leading to the eventual cessation of hormone production by the ovaries. Although these changes are considered a natural part of the process, many women today encounter intense symptoms of hormone deficiencies. Environmental stressors can overwhelm the adrenal glands, hindering their ability to produce hormones normally handled by the ovaries.
Bio-identical hormone therapy replaces the hormones no longer made by the body, which leads to the relief of all the typical menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, mental dullness, memory loss, decreased sex drive, weight gain, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.
Dr. Hansen prescribes a specialized sub-lingual (under the tongue) delivery of just the right combination of bio-identical hormones needed for each patient. Each prescription is based on a patient’s unique symptoms and the level of hormones found in their blood, based on the comprehensive laboratory testing obtained by Dr. Hansen.
Once your hormone levels are determined, the correct dose of bio-identical hormone replacement can be chosen to match your specific case. Most women notice that they are feeling like themselves again, within a few weeks.
Some patients say bio-identical hormone replacement therapy makes them feel happier, healthier, stronger, clearer, sharper and more alive than they’ve ever felt before.
Our propriteary supplements, formulated by Dr. Hansen, can enhance your health as you go through menopause.
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