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Ditch the Witch Use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
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Ditch the Witch Use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Are you tired of being cranky? Are your husband and children tired of you being irritable? As we head into the busy holiday season, it may be time to do something about those mood swings. You can use bioidentical hormone pellet therapy to combat the Seven Dwarves of Menopause








Did you know that women's risk for anxiety and depressive disorders is about twice that of men? Adding to that, both peri- and postmenopausal women are more susceptible to anxiety and depression than premenopausal women. With the additional stress the holidays bring, women over 40 can be riding an emotional rollercoaster.

Bioidentical hormone therapy can make a difference.

“My husband told me, 'you aren't complaining any more, and you're not as grumpy,'” said Linda, 51, after being treated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). “I didn't realize my issues were affecting others,” she adds.

For peri- and postmenopausal women, the changes in sex hormones can take a great toll on mood but estrogen plays the largest role.

Estrogen, specifically the type called estradiol or E2, is crucial to the synthesis of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin. E2 also affects the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is linked to depression. And, there are two parts of the brain that play critical roles in mood regulation, which are both particularly sensitive to E2 levels.

The amygdala is our stress-detector and can become too easily stimulated when estrogen is low, which raises anxiety. The hippocampus, also heavily involved with emotion, needs estrogen for optimum blood flow to feed neurons and promote nerve-growth.

Luckily, replenishing estrogen has shown positive results. In one study of women with perimenopause-related depression, treatment with E2 resulted in complete or partial improvement in just three weeks for 80% of the patients who received it, compared to improvement in 22% in the group that didn't replenish estradiol.

Two other studies have revealed that postmenopausal women using hormone therapy (HT) have larger hippocampi than non-HT-users and men. Another study demonstrated that women using HT for at least two years had increased blood flow in the hippocampus (and other areas of the brain) than the non-HT-users.

Considering the many ways estrogen impacts the brain, it's no wonder women over 40 commonly suffer from moodiness and mood swings, often struggling as they never have before. But help is available. Why not stop suffering and give yourself (and your family!) the gift of hormones this holiday season? Contact a hormone replacement specialist today.

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