Undeniably, peri-menopause and menopause have profound morbid symptoms. We see typically the sleep deprivations, the weight gain, the mood fluctuations as the big 3 symptoms, while, hot flashes, loss of libido, dry eyes, mouth, and vaginal tissues, mild stress incontinence and over-active bladders, with memory inefficiencies are the more obvious signs and symptoms of the menopause. For men "Andropause" is slower and more subtle but for women's "Menopause" it is abrupt!
Ever since the Women's Health Initiative Study of 2002, most doctors do not use sex hormone replacements assuming that all hormones whether, equine horse estrogen hormones or synthetic progesterone are the same as "human identical" sex hormones. This is not the case and we have enclosed a bibliography for your doctor to review which shows a fair comparison of professional studies done worldwide to educate you and your doctors.
In menopause, we believe that imbalances from a decline in estradiol estrogen but even sharper decline in progesterone leads to all kinds of problems from symptoms to breast cancers and endometrial cancers and even breast cysts and uterine fibroid. Remember, if your ovaries are not producing estradiol E2 (other estrogens are estriol E3, and estrone E1) and you stop ovulating or menstruating and therefore not much progesterone production, you will not feel great. Without estrogen, your skin sags, without testosterone, there is minimal libido.
The best phase of womanhood is between 20 to mid 30s show the highest ratio of progesterone to estradiol estrogens of 200 to 1. Instead of resorting to bone hardeners such as biphosphanates, sleep medications, and weight reduction schemes as first line approaches, we believe in testing baseline blood sex hormone levels as well as pituitary gland secretions and then slowly replacing a tailor-made balance of human identical estrogens, progesterone and testosterone etc. to keep your healthy and vital.