Have you been struggling with anxiety? Let’s face it, during the pandemic, who hasn’t? Sometimes anxiety is manageable. It comes and goes. Other times though, it can stick around because of a serious underlying cause.
One of those causes is a hormone imbalance caused by menopause. 23% of peri-menopausal and menopausal women experience anxiety. Some menopausal women may even have full-blown panic attacks.
Is this happening to you? It’s time to take action. Your first thought may be to ask your doctor to place you on prescription anti-anxiety drugs. Still, there may be a better way to treat hormone-related anxiety, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
What Is BHRT?
If you have a hormone imbalance, what’s the most obvious way to treat it? Get it back into balance by replacing the missing hormones! That’s where BHRT comes in.
BHRT is a form of hormone replacement therapy that uses bio-identical – or human identical – hormones derived from natural, plant-based hormones. Because bioidentical hormones are nearly identical to the hormones your body produces naturally, your body welcomes them like long lost friends.
EVEXIAS Denver’s answer to hormonal imbalance is BHRT with pellets. An effective hormone optimization option that uses natural, plant-based substances to replace hormones.
This approach is far superior to treatments that employ synthetic hormones and can more effectively serve your body. BHRT with pellets involves a simple in-office procedure in which a tiny pellet is inserted into the fatty tissue around the buttocks area.
Because the plant-based substance closely resembles the existing hormones in your body, the pellets release hormones when your body needs them.
Many patients prefer this to the feeling of a rollercoaster of emotions when waiting for other treatments to kick in. You can experience life-changing relief with a simple procedure that takes less than 30 minutes and requires 2-3 pellet insertions per year!
Following your treatment plan, we also recommend making lifestyle modifications to encourage hormonal balance.
- Regular exercise
- A healthy diet
- Monitoring your weight
- Making good lifestyle choices
If you know anything about our mission, then you know we are committed to helping our patients find the root cause of their symptoms.
We’re able to do this because we don’t believe in uniform approaches. Every patient, their health history, goals, and environment differ, so when it comes to treating something like hormonal imbalance, we know different approaches are necessary.
Often, BHRT with pellets is the solution many patients are looking for, but if you’re still unsure if it’s the treatment path for you or you’d like to try some hands-on approaches, we have a few suggestions.
Before diving into some of the top natural methods of restoring hormonal balance, we want to discuss three factors that can influence and cause hormonal imbalance.
How Does BHRT Help With Anxiety?
The hormones in BHRT can be customized to treat your individual needs. It’s natural for progesterone levels to drop after menopause, which will cause estrogen dominance. If your anxiety is being caused by estrogen dominance, then your treatment would contain enough progesterone to bring the balance back.
A study conducted by the University of Texas Health Center’s Woman’s Wellness Center found that women who received BHRT experienced “significant relief” of anxiety symptoms, depression, and the physical changes associated with menopause.
During this three year study, the participants reported no adverse effects, and many of the women reduced their use of prescription medications and experienced improved overall health.
Why Try BHRT Over Anti-anxiety Medication?
Your doctor can prescribe you any number of anti-anxiety drugs to try to control your anxiety. Some of these medications come with serious side effects like:
- Nausea or diarrhea
- Low blood pressure
- Loss of libido
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Weight gain or loss
Some anti-anxiety medications can cause even increase anxiety or cause depression in some patients.
BHRT doesn’t cause any of these adverse effects, and in fact, it can relieve many of them. Not only can BHRT relieve anxiety, but it can also alleviate the other side effects that come with menopause like
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Brain fog
- Low libido
- Dry vagina
- Bladder problems
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms alongside anxiety, you probably have a hormone imbalance. Take this quiz to find out whether or not you could find relief from BHRT.
Ready for Relief?
At EVEXIAS Medical Denver, we are committed to helping you find balance. We don’t write prescriptions to address symptoms.
We go the extra mile to find out the exact cause of your symptoms. Once we know the root cause of your health issues, we formulate a customized treatment plan just for you. If you are ready for relief, contact us for a consultation today!