Heading toward menopause?
Has your skin changed?
One of the most common complaints we hear from women in their 40s and 50s is the change they notice in their skin. Yes, there are those new wrinkles. They also tell us their skin is thinner, dryer, and less firm – the classic signs of aging. In tests and studies it has been proven that an appropriate HRT program can be very effective to both delay and alleviate these unwelcome changes to your skin.
Let's find the right answer for you.
At Minnesota Women’s Care, in addition to treating the signs of aging, we're committed and focused on preventing disease related to aging and treating the symptoms of menopause. It's complicated. Our body systems are complex and interconnected and the changes associated with menopause can impact many areas of life. The hormonal shifts of menopause can cause major upheavals in a woman’s feeling of well being. We believe in helping women lead their best life – free from distress and discomfort that can easily be corrected.
Though every woman is different, many women experience a number of the symptoms on this list:
- Hot Flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased libido
- Memory loss
- Difficulty with concentration
- Hair loss
- Mood Swings
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle mass
- Lack of energy
- Decreased exercise tolerance
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain with intercourse
- Dry, thin skin
We'll work with you to find the right solution. Dr. Ashford's note below may answer some of the questions you may have about HRT in general.
Why Pellet Therapy?
A note from Dr. Ashford about Bio-Identical HRT
Hormone Pellet Therapy is an all-natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that specializes in the use of subcutaneous testosterone and estradiol pellets. This method was first used in 1937 in England and Australia. The use of biologically identical, non-synthetic testosterone and estradiol is safe, and the use of pellets provides an effective delivery method. The pellet delivery method allows for the continual release of the hormone – the key to improving brain and muscle function. Other delivery methods result in sporadic, or a “roller coaster,” effect in the delivery and release of hormones within the body. These methods include pills, patches, injectables, and creams.
Literature shows that the use of pellets and all natural testosterone carries less risk compared to synthetic testosterone. We use a science based approach to prescribing (dosing) the patient the appropriate amount of testosterone and/or estradiol based on specific factors about the individual and their blood analysis. This results in achieving physiologic hormonal balance - something research has shown is absolutely vital to good health and well-being. Of all hormonal replacement modalities, only pellet therapy can provide this balance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There's another reason women may consider hormone therapy: a recent 10 year study demonstrated a 39% lower incidence of (invasive) breast cancer in T users compared to the ‘age-matched’ SEER expected incidence. More details about this important study are included here: Dayton Study on Invasive Breast Cancer