A few years before the onset of menopause, most women will start to experience bothersome symptoms such as night sweats and insomnia. This is because of the decrease in the production of hormones by the body that usually occurs during middle age. For some women, the symptoms may be mild and manageable. Others may require hormonal therapy to balance out their hormones and ease the burden of menopause.
Night sweats may cause you to wake up from sleep in the night with your clothes and bed sheets soaked in sweat. You may find it difficult to go back to sleep. The condition is usually due to too little of progesterone as compared to estrogen or an imbalance in other hormones that are produced by the ovaries, adrenals, thyroid, pancreas or gastrointestinal tract.
Insomnia due to hormonal imbalance is usually caused due the decreased production of estrogen as a normal part of the aging process and high levels of the hormone cortisol which is produced in large quantities during stressful situations.
One of the most effective solutions to the problem of night sweats and insomnia is the use of bioidentical hormone therapy. The bioidentical hormones can be taken as pills, injections, gels, creams, patches, or pellets. Your specific hormone deficiency will be identified based on comprehensive blood and saliva tests and a customized combination of bioidentical hormones at the ideal dose will be determined to resolve your night sweats and restore a healthy sleeping pattern.
Besides these benefits, you can get significant relief from almost all symptoms of menopause with the use of bioidentical hormones which are similar in molecular and chemical structure to your body’s own hormones.