Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause
Oklahoma City Menopause Doctor, Brian Lamkin, D.O., utilizes Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help women to regain hormonal balance by tailoring treatments to supplement individual hormonal imbalances. The Lamkin Clinic specializes in helping women in Edmond, Oklahoma City and the surrounding Oklahoma County, Oklahoma area to overcome the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause and other conditions attributed to hormone imbalance.
Because hormones affect several functions in the body, they must all be balanced and work together in harmony in order for the body to maintain homeostasis. Hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and melatonin must maintain balance, or a woman may begin to experience life-altering symptoms.
Age-related hormone decline usually occurs during perimenopause and menopause, and these phases give rise to a plethora of symptoms. The symptoms experienced can be mainly due to an estrogen and progesterone deficiency, but they can also arise due to the lack of other important hormones. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can replace these deficient hormones, and improve overall health.
Some of the conditions treated with Bioidentical Hormones:
Perimenopause can occur anytime between the mid-thirties to the early fifties, and it marks the beginning of age-related hormone decline. Women may begin to experience a loss of memory or mood swings and other symptoms such as increased PMS symptoms, early or late periods, acne, heavy or scanty periods, decreased skin elasticity, and hair thinning.
Menopause begins after a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months, and may occur as early as the late thirties or as late as the late 50’s. Menopause causes a series of transitions for women that promote symptoms such as weight gain, muscle loss, insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, blood clots, increased headaches, low libido, vaginal dryness, and mood swings.
A lack of important hormones can cause imbalances in the immune system, which can create numerous issues. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes soreness in the body and pain in certain musculature. Hormones can balance the immune system and reduce heightened pain receptors in the body, which may reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
- Urinary Incontinence
A lack of estrogen can cause atrophy in the bladder, which is a muscle. When the bladder becomes weak, urine can leak out more easily. Many women may experience urinary dribbling or incontinence when laughing, lifting heavy objects, or having to wait to find a bathroom. Proper hormone balance can prevent incontinence and help women to keep from experiencing these uncomfortable bladder leaks before or after urinating.
- Vaginal Dryness
Many women experiencing hormone decline can have vaginal dryness. This condition usually occurs during perimenopause and menopause, and it can cause issues such as painful intercourse and discomfort. Replenishing hormones can reduce vaginal dryness and increase sexual function.
Many women may experience hormone imbalances during their reproductive years, which may lead to increased severity of PMS. Before the menstrual period begins, women may experience cramping, breast tenderness, headaches, fatigue, food cravings, moodiness, or acne. Balancing hormones can reduce the harshness of PMS and improve overall health and wellness.
Painful periods are a common complaint among women, and it can be due to hormonal imbalances. Women may experience cramping in the back or lower abdomen before or during the menstrual cycle. This can be due to increased water retention or higher prostaglandins. Balancing hormones can reduce pain and improve the menstrual cycle.
A lack of menstrual period or irregular periods can be due to a number of factors, which may include hormone imbalances, structural problems, illnesses, or unknown factors. A failure to ovulate may create a lack of menstrual period, or issues such as polycystic ovarian syndrome may create imbalances that prevent menstruation. Balancing hormones can reverse amenorrhea and may regulate ovulation and the menstrual cycle.
Dr. Lamkin has helped to reduce or eliminate these symptoms, and many women in the Oklahoma City region have regained optimal levels of health by using Bioidentical Hormones to supplement hormonal deficiencies.
Oklahoma City Menopause Doctor, Brian Lamkin, D.O. has been prescribing Bioidentical Hormones for over a decade. His approach is never to prescribe hormone in isolation but has part of a larger plan of health promotion and disease prevention. Individual customization is necessary based on your unique set symptoms, health goals, and medical history.