No woman ever said, “Hey, sign me up for hot flashes, brain fog, mood swings, and insomnia. Sprinkle in a little bit of chasing my disappearing libido, and I’ll be set!”
Yet, it’s estimated that, like it or not, ready or not, 85% of postmenopausal women have experienced one or more of these symptoms.
In many ways, menopause is not unlike going through puberty. Your hormones are all out of whack, except your body is now 30 or 40 years older and much more resistant to change.
Hormonal shifts are a natural part of aging, but the changes may feel far from natural. According to MedlinePlus:
As we age, changes naturally occur in the way body systems are controlled. Some target tissues become less sensitive to their controlling hormones. The number of hormones produced may also change.
Blood levels of some hormones increase, some decrease, and some are unchanged. Hormones are also broken down (metabolized) more slowly.
So, how do you ease into later life stages without feeling like you’re on a runaway freight train? It begins with careful planning to find the right treatment to meet your specific needs.
Broward County Liquivida, the spa and wellness centers that offer treatments to renew, invigorate and regenerate the body, recommend several treatments to help with the challenges that go along with aging. Hormone replacement therapy – or HRT – is a popular option because it addresses the source of negative aging symptoms—the loss of hormones.
“My heart goes out to females who are in menopause or perimenopause; that are experiencing symptoms yet are ignored by their primary care providers, being brushed off as ‘normal’. Women experiencing hot flashes, depression, and mood swings come to us because they want real help. We are able to offer them hormone replacement safely, to help them feel like they did, pre-menopause symptoms.” – Maria Elsie Comas, APRN, Liquivida
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Broward County Liquivida offers a hormone replacement treatment that restores the balance of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone in the body (yes, women lose all three as they age). These reproductive hormones are not only responsible for how a woman’s body responds to pregnancy, but they also affect other areas.
Estrogen ensures the breasts, vagina, ovaries and uterus function properly. It also affects how the body uses calcium and helps maintain proper blood cholesterol levels.
Progesterone, also referred to as the “pregnancy hormone,” prepares the woman’s body for pregnancy by making the uterine lining healthy so that it can support the implantation of a fertilized egg and later a growing fetus. Progesterone helps regulate blood pressure. In menopause, as a neurosteroid, it is known to help with hot flashes, improve sleep and calm anxiety symptoms.
Testosterone, a hormone produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands, impacts a woman’s sex drive, grows and repairs reproductive tissues and affects mood and energy levels
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe?
Healthcare options are never one-size-fits-all. For some women, HRT may not be the best option, so it’s important to discuss your current health needs and any risks associated with treatment. Liquivida medical professionals are qualified to assess your current medical condition and recommend treatment options based on the data. Like many of Liquivida’s protocols for treatment, the assessment begins with their comprehensive lab work. Once the data from the lab results has been reviewed, Liquivida’s medical professional will discuss the various courses of treatment with their patient.
“The comprehensive lab analysis at Liquivida includes everything. Myself and other practitioners here have never seen anything like it. Through a blood draw we’re able to gain 16 pages of health information that no primary care physician is looking for. In our lab review with the patient, we will discuss hormones, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, and their next steps at Liquivida based on the comprehensive lab analysis.” – Maria Elsie Comas, APRN, Liquivida
How Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?
At Liquivida, HRT treatment begins in a safe environment with a licensed medical professional. Forms of hormone replacement therapy include pellets, creams, and injections, which all absorb into the bloodstream quickly. Many clients see and feel the results within the first week. Some of the benefits women may expect from HRT include:
- menopause symptom relief
- support for thyroid and adrenal disorders
- reducing the risk of heart disease
- improved mood and cognitive function
- improved sleep quality
- reduced the risk of osteoporosis
- increased libido
- reduced symptoms of PMS
Maintaining a hormone replacement therapy routine is key to keep the hormones at the proper levels. At Liquivida, a licensed medical professional will be able to recommend the best HRT schedule for your needs.
“Liquivida’s approach to aging is that living your best life doesn’t stop just because you’re past a certain age. With a proactive approach to health and wellness, your best years can start now!” – Samael Tejada, Liquivida CEO
Liquivida is a growing, full-service health and wellness franchise with an innovative approach to health and wellness, founded by Sam Tejada. With locations across the United States, they’ve developed a reputation for offering the highest-quality products and services on the market, all administered by licensed medical professionals. They offer weight-reduction services, medical aesthetics, sexual wellness, hormone replacement treatment, and the highest-quality IV products. Liquivida has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes and Yahoo!. To learn more about Liquivida and the company’s mission to bring the future of health to everyone, visit their website at liquivida.com.
Name: Samael Tejada
Company: Liquivida, a Health and Wellness Franchise
Broward Locations: Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Coral Springs