Hormones and Menopause

There are two hormones in particular that are out of balance at the onset and during menopause: estrogen and progesterone. The symptoms associated with progesterone deficiency include: painful, tender breasts, anxiety, PMS, night sweats, trouble sleeping, low bone density and excessive water retention. Symptoms of estrogen deficiency include unexplained weight gain, bloating, night sweats and hot flashes, depression, trouble sleeping, foggy thinking, low libido, fatigue and low bone density.
Hormone replacement is a big decision and you'll want to make an informed choice. Whether you choose to take outside hormone replacement or not, our 90 Day Plan is the only way to balance your major hormones. As I said, this needs to be your top priority. If you don't do that, your metabolism will never heal, anxiety, depression and mood swings won't resolve, your other hormones will continue to degenerate, energy levels will be erratic, you'll continue to gain weight, and you won't get the anti aging benefits, or the added protection against future conditions and diseases.

The best way to deal with hormonal imbalance during menopause is to make an appointment with your personal physician and discuss possible hormone treatment plans. Your physician will be able to use the results of your blood tests and determine how out of sync her hormones are and be able to create a hormonal therapy program that will balance her hormone levels and let her get back to her life.

Estrogen also seems to have a major part in weight gain during menopause. As your ovaries produce less estrogen, your body looks for other estrogen sources in your body. Fat cells can produce estrogen, so your body works harder to turn calories into fat to increase estrogen levels. Unfortunately for you, fat cells don't burn calories the way muscle cells do and you gain weight.

Premarin and Provera are hormones which are not naturally found in the human body. Furthermore, they are administered together (Prempro) in the same dose every day which is not physiological. That is, it is never natural or normal for a reproductive woman to have the same levels of hormones in her body each and every day.