What Every Woman Should Know about Menopause Treatment

July 6, 2015

What Every Woman Should Know about Menopause Treatment


It’s finally happened – you’re in menopause. You now know what hot flashes feel like, you’re gaining weight and having trouble sleeping. You have headaches, anxiety and your mood swings are all over the place. Your husband treads carefully around you, not wanting to upset you, and you have no desire for intimacy. These symptoms not only make your life miserable, but of those around you, as well. You visit your doctor to get some relief, but you are disappointed when he tells you that this is how you should feel in menopause. He prescribes Premarin, antidepressants and sleep medication, which have brought on a whole new set of negative health symptoms. You ask yourself, “Am I going to feel this bad for the rest of my life? Is there not a better answer?” Actually, there is. Here are a few pearls of wisdom that every woman should know about menopause treatment.

Common Menopause Symptoms
As women age, their naturally occurring sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) decline, often leading to the following symptoms:

Hot Flashes                     Night Sweats
Weight Gain                    Depression
Anxiety                              Vaginal dryness
Low Libido                       Insomnia
Brain fog                           Mood swings
Fatigue                              Migraines
Frequent urination       Urinary incontinence

Beware of Traditional Menopause Treatment
It is important that you stay informed about the prescription drugs used for menopause symptoms. Take a look at some of the dangerous side effects of the most commonly prescribed drugs:

Synthetic Hormones
Synthetic hormones are often presented as the real thing, but they’re not the same as what is found in our bodies. The molecular structure of the following synthetic hormones has been changed in order to make them patentable for the pharmaceutical companies. They’re foreign chemicals that come with a host of side effects, including increase in risk of heart disease, strokes, blood clots and breast cancer.
PremarinPremarin is horse estrogen derived from pregnant mare urine. It contains numerous potent horse estrogens that are not found in humans.
Provera – Provera is medroxyprogesterone, or progestin, which is not progesterone.
Prempro – Prempro is a combination of Premarin and Provera.

Other Drugs Prescribed for Menopause
Bone Drugs – Drugs such as Fosamax or Boniva actually weaken bones.
Antidepressants – You aren’t having menopause symptoms because your body is deficient in antidepressants. Antidepressants, which are addictive, can cause many negative health symptoms, including worsening depression, and suicidal and homicidal behavior. (Note: If you are taking an antidepressant, please do NOT stop taking it abruptly. Work with your doctor to wean off of it slowly.)
Sleep Medications – Some of the many side effects of sleep medications like Ambien and Lunesta are drowsiness, impaired reactions, hallucinations, anxiety, decreased libido, nausea, headache, dizziness, and depression. Ambien has been known to cause bizarre behavior while sleep walking. These drugs are also addictive.

Be well Informed of Safe, Natural Approaches to Menopause
If low levels of hormones are causing your menopause symptoms, then the common-sense solution is to replace those hormones with the exact hormones that were lost in the first place. By replenishing the levels of progesterone, estrogen and testosterone with bioidentical hormones, you can feel your best again. Bioidentical hormones are biologically identical in structure to the hormones produced by the human body, so a woman’s cells respond to them in exactly the same way that they respond to the hormones produced by her own body.

Click here to read Vicki’s story of how she took control of her menopause symptoms naturally.

Read Dr. Hotze’s e-book on menopause and take back your life.


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