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What is Menopause?

Menopause, often referred to as the “change of life”, affects most women in their early 50s, although some may experience it in their late 40’s or late 50’s. Some women start to notice these symptoms in the Perimenopause time before they have truly hit full blown menopause.

A total hysterectomy, done for medical reasons,
brings menopause on immediately at any age

What causes Menopause, and why does it happen?

Menopause is the end of menstruation and fertility. Your body produces less estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Other hormones that decline at this age include DHEA, thyroid and growth hormone.

All of these hormones are very important and help our bodies to function optimally. When we start losing these hormones, it’s very apparent that our sense of well-being is suffering and our body is no longer functioning like it used to. Because of the symptoms menopause causes and other non-hormonal aging factors complicating the picture, women often become irritable, depressed and less productive at work.

Overall quality of life is reduced. Women who have never had a tendency to be depressed are often offered antidepressants. These symptoms may be incredibly disrupting to everyday life; however they can be relieved fairly quickly with appropriate bio-identical hormone therapy.

Common Symptoms of Menopause Include

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Brain Fog
  • Low Sex Drive/Low Libido
    and Loss of Sensitivity
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Fatigue
  • Aches and Pains
  • Depression/Anxiety

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy for Menopause

Our customizable treatment programs have been developed by our internationally recognized physician, Khalid Mahmud, MD, FACP who is an expert in the field of Anti-Aging and bio-identical hormone replacement.

We complete a thorough evaluation including a comprehensive set of blood tests, exam, medical history and a complete assessment of health risks and symptoms. Based on this assessment we customize a hormone therapy program for each individual patient that may include: safe preparations of estrogen, progesterone and other hormones such as DHEA, testosterone, thyroid and optimization of growth hormone.

Patients are then monitored to maintain an optimal balance. Other supplements are included as needed to further reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots dementia, osteoporosis and cancer. Our treatment program can help you live a happier, healthier life before and after menopause. Live your life to the fullest and reclaim body and your health. Call to schedule a consultation today and learn about your options.

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“You have been so helpful in nearly eliminating my hot flashes, memory lapses and improving my mood since my hysterctomy a year ago. I am amazed at how much the therapies have helped. I was running at about 50% of my “thinking process”, had an average of 25 “drenching” hot flashes per day and could not remember things! That in itself was depressing but I felt “down” much of the time anyway. I have been feeling good for quite a few months now, have an occasional hot flash and my brain is working again! I feel so much better. Thank you again for all that you have done! I feel like I have my life back!”
– Cathy A.

“Premarin made me shaky and crazy…I was not the same person. Now I am feeling like myself again.”
– Lisa C.

“I had a full hysterectomy when I was only 35 years old. Since then, I have been on every type of HRT known from creams to pills to injections. The side effects from the HRT’s that I received were worse than the side effects I had without HRT’s. To say that I am thrilled with the bio-identical hormones Innovative Directions in Health prescribed to me is a total and complete understatement. I have lost weight, my skin is glowing, I now enjoy relations with my spouse (before, I had no sex drive and it was painful), the hot flashes are gone (and I mean gone), I sleep great at night and wake up refreshed, the brain fog is gone, AND I have reduced my risk of cancer. You are a blessing!” – Joleen G.

“If I had only known about Dr. Mahmud and his care when I was in my 40’s. I am sure that I would not have gained the weight I did when I turned 50. On top of that to think that I used to live with hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, lack of sleep, because I was adamant about not going on pharmaceuticals when all along there was a natural proven way. My only regret – not doing it when I was younger.” – Brenda C.