Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is one of the most controversial topics in women’s health care, particularly for women between the ages of 35 and 60. With medical opinions and public information as varied as the available treatments, it’s no wonder that many women have simply given up on treating their menopausal discomfort.
However, women of the Baby-Boomer generation have taken a bold step forward and are demanding safe and natural alternatives to traditional synthetic forms of HRT. They are no longer willing to accept the dangerous drugs offered to women since the early 1940’s, when women had little choice in treatment for hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, low sex drive and the list goes on.
Modern research has changed the way women approach menopause and offers many alternatives to prescription strength HRT. Prempro (a combination of Premarin and Provera) once promised by doctors to be a miracle cure for menopause has been found to be linked to breast cancer, heart disease and stroke. At one time, doctors blamed the often debilitating symptoms of menopause on a lack of estrogen, but we now know that it is actually a lack of progesterone that often leads to symptoms of both Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Menopause.
Now more than ever, “The Change” is a confusing and frustrating time for women. With this in mind, Dr. Patricia Beckstead, B.S., D.C. offers assistance to women who are searching for safe alternatives and healthier ways to treat PMS and Menopause. Dr. Beckstead offers bio-identical (natural) hormones and dietary supplement treatment plans and teaches women to manage their symptoms safely and effectively.
For professional assistance in determining which hormones and/or nutrients your body may be lacking, call Dr. Beckstead at: (800) 489-5933 for an appointment and start feeling good again!