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Menopause

Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness

Chiropractors & Bioidentical Hormone Specialists located in Collierville, TN & Memphis, TN

Menopause is part of a woman’s natural aging process, but it can also present a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms like low energy, poor sleep, and depression. At Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness, with four offices in the Greater Memphis, Tennessee, area, the caring team regularly works with women to treat and ease the troubling effects of menopause. If you’re struggling to cope, schedule your appointment at the Collierville or Germantown Southwind office by calling or booking online today.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is the end of a woman’s reproductive cycle and occurs when you’ve gone a full year without a menstrual period. Menopause usually occurs sometime between the ages of 40-50, but it can happen earlier.

Although this biological process is completely normal, it causes hormonal fluctuations. These changes can lead to an array of symptoms that negatively affect your quality of life. Fortunately, healthy lifestyle changes, as well as treatments like bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), can ease discomfort and restore your vitality.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

No two women experience the exact same symptoms during menopause. Common signs include:

  • Low libido
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Low energy
  • Poor sleep
  • Depression
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats

Menopause might also cause your hair to thin or your skin to dry. It can also lead to vaginal dryness or pain during intercourse.

How does menopause affect my health?

In addition to causing uncomfortable symptoms, the transition to menopause also increases your risk of certain health problems. Once you’re menopausal, you’re also more likely to experience heart disease, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, and weight gain. 

Although there’s no way to prevent these and other issues from occurring entirely, living a healthy lifestyle can significantly lower your risk. The team at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness recommends eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and participating in activities like meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to reduce stress.

How is menopause treated?

Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness uses natural, integrative treatments to help you transition into menopause. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, they develop a custom care plan that aligns with your individual needs.

If hot flashes, night sweats, and low energy levels persist, even after changing your diet or incorporating exercise into your daily routine, you’re likely a good candidate for BHRT. BHRT uses natural hormones derived from vegetables like yams to balance your hormone levels. 

Bioidentical hormones contain estrogen and progesterone and mimic those that your body naturally produces. As a result, they’re incredibly effective and less likely to cause symptoms associated with traditional hormone replacement therapy.

How does BHRT work?

Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness conducts BHRT using pellets. If your provider determines that you’re a good candidate for BHRT, they insert them in office. 

This process involves your provider making a small incision in the fat just above your buttocks and carefully pushing the pellet underneath your skin. Over time, the pellet releases hormones into your bloodstream, easing the symptoms of menopause.

To learn more about the benefits of treatment for menopause, schedule an appointment at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness by calling the Collierville or Germantown Southwind office or booking online today.