When women hit menopause, hormones like Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Pregnenalone and DHEA drop.
This is when many women start to experience menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, moodiness, irritability, feeling overwhelmed, crying easily and for no apparent reason, depression, low libido and others.
Our skin also starts to lose collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid leading to wrinkles and skin laxity particularly around the mouth and jaw line but also the backs of the arms, above the knees, sides of the torso, etc.
Taking bioidentical hormones enables us to stave off aging by keeping our levels elevated as they were before we hit menopause. Bioidentical hormones are made from Mexican yam and are not anything like conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
HRT Estrogen – Premarin - made from pregnant horse’s urine, has proven to cause endometrial cancer, heart attacks and strokes from blood clots.
HRT Progesterone - can cause many side effects including stomach upset, changes in appetite, weight gain, fluid retention and swelling (edema), fatigue, acne, drowsiness or insomnia, allergic skin rashes, hives, fever, headache, depression, breast discomfort or enlargement and PMS-like symptoms.