Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Milwaukee Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Michele Nickels, N.D. at Integrative Family Wellness Center specializes in helping patients to overcome the signs and symptoms related to age related hormonal imbalances. Providing women with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs that get to the source of an ailment or symptom, many women and men have been able to gracefully transition through the different stages of aging without experiencing harsh consequences of hormonal decline. Designing programs that are customized to suit women’s unique needs, Doctor Nickels takes her patients’ stress levels, medical history, and treatment goals into consideration when she decides upon a course of treatment. Michele Nickels, N.D. is a Milwaukee Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist that has helped countless patients to return to optimal levels of health.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Women

Natural menopause is a condition that every healthy woman will experience as she reaches middle age, typically between the ages of 35-59. It is a natural, gradual process that occurs when a woman’s ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, and her lifetime supply of eggs becomes depleted.

The signs and effects of the menopause transition can begin as early as age 35, although most women become aware of the transition in their mid to late 40s. Normally lasting for several years, its duration varies for every woman, and its course is impossible to predict. Menopause is considered to a period in a woman’s life when she has reached menopause when a full year has passed since her last menstrual cycle.

Perimenopause describes the time when a woman’s body transitions from her fertile, childbearing years into middle age. During this natural transition, the body undergoes biologic changes resulting from declining ovarian hormone production. During perimenopause, which can last 4-6 years and usually ends after twelve months of amenorrhea, a woman’s menstrual cycle becomes irregular and varied, and fertility becomes diminished.

There are many symptoms that women, who are going through menopause and perimenopause, experience. However, every woman’s experience is different.

They often experience a combination of some, if not all of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • PMS
  • Foggy memory
  • Irregular periods
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Aching muscles
  • Digestive problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis

This is just a short list and description of the most common symptoms women often experience through perimenopause and menopause. Because there is a large number of symptoms women experience, it is usually best to bring each of your symptoms up to Milwaukee Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Michele Nickels, N.D. to be reviewed and discussed.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men

Andropause is normally a slow and steady reduction in the testosterone levels, typically occurring between the ages of 40 and 55, although some men have noticed and reported a drop in their testosterone level as early as their 30’s. Unlike women, middle-aged men do not experience the complete and permanent shutdown of their reproductive system.

In men, hormones steadily decline once they hit 30 and then dramatically drop in the 40’s and 50’s. Growing older is hard enough for men without having to needlessly suffer from declines in testosterone hormone levels. Men may not feel drastic physical changes but rather small dips in their energy level, stamina, mental function, and sense of well being among other things. Some of the common andropause symptoms that men can experience include:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Prostate issues
  • Insomnia
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Urinary problems
  • Weight gain

This is just a short list and description of the most common symptoms men often experience through Andropause. Because there is a large number of symptoms men experience, it is usually best to bring each of your symptoms up to Milwaukee Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Michele Nickels, N.D. to be reviewed and discussed. Men may express to Michele Nickels, N.D. a large variety of symptoms in addition to the typical symptoms of andropause.

Milwaukee Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Michele Nickels, N.D. at Integrative Family Wellness Center will perform the appropriate testing to determine which hormones are out of balance and what dosages are needed to bring them back to optimal levels. Offering a variety of delivery options, Doctor Nickels will provide Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans that are customized to fit personal needs. As a Milwaukee Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Michele Nickels, N.D. at Integrative Family Wellness Center has helped vast numbers of women to obtain great benefits from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.