As women approach menopause, they may experience a variety of symptoms, including perimenopausal bleeding. This can be a confusing and distressing time, as the bleeding may be unpredictable and heavy. In this blog post, we will explore the issues that many women have with perimenopausal bleeding, discuss the traditional treatment options available, and highlight the advantages of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Understanding perimenopausal bleedingPerimenopausal bleeding refers to any abnormal bleeding that occurs during the transition to menopause. This can include irregular periods, heavy bleeding, and prolonged periods. One of the main issues that women have with perimenopausal bleeding is its unpredictability. This can make it difficult to plan ahead and can be especially challenging for those who have a busy schedule or are traveling frequently. Additionally, heavy bleeding can cause anaemia, which can lead to fatigue and weakness.
Treating perimenopausal bleeding with traditional Hormone Replacement TherapyHormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment option that can help to regulate the menstrual cycle, and reduce or even stop perimenopausal bleeding. It works by replacing the hormones that the body stops producing during the perimenopause and menopause. However, traditional HRT has several drawbacks and risks, such as increased risk of breast cancer, blood clots, and stroke.
The advantages of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement TherapyBioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a safer and more effective alternative to traditional HRT. Below, we discuss some of the reasons why bioidentical hormones are superior to the HRT that is prescribed by GPs when it comes to treating the symptoms of perimenopause.
- BHRT uses hormones that are identical to the hormones naturally produced by the body, unlike traditional HRT, which uses synthetic hormones. This means that BHRT can be more easily metabolised and utilised by the body, resulting in fewer side effects and complications.
- Additionally, BHRT is customised to meet the unique needs of each individual patient, rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach. This allows for a more precise and targeted treatment, resulting in better symptom management.
- Another advantage of BHRT is that it can address the underlying causes of perimenopausal bleeding, rather than just masking the symptoms.