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Understanding HRT: Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, and More at 40+

June 6, 2024

Hi, I’m Angela
I'm a functional medicine practitioner & hormone expert working primarily with women in their 40's and 50's to create lasting health.
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As we journey through the maze of perimenopause and menopause, there’s one topic that’s been lighting up conversations lately: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). 

You see, many of us are familiar with those pesky hot flashes, mood swings, and even the sneaky weight gain that creeps up as we hit our forties and beyond. And HRT often emerges as the knight in shining armor promising relief. But is it really our saving grace?

🔍Let’s unpack this together.

Setting the Stage: Myths vs. Reality

HRT whispers promises of better sleep, improved mood, and even a slimmer waistline. But here’s the catch: our symptoms aren’t always just about hormone levels dropping. They’re often a result of deeper imbalances lurking within our bodies. Think inflammation, wonky cortisol levels, and a hormonal orchestra playing out of tune.

💡The Truth Serum: Balancing Act

Adding HRT to the mix is like throwing gasoline on a fire if our bodies aren’t primed to utilize those hormones effectively. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. We need to decode the root cause of our symptoms and tailor a lifestyle plan that brings harmony back to our bodies.

Real Talk: Stories from the Trenches

I’ve journeyed alongside numerous women who’ve embarked on the HRT path, seeking relief from their symptoms, only to find themselves navigating a tumultuous sea of side effects. It’s a scenario all too familiar, where the resurgence of symptoms feels like a haunting déjà vu, underscoring the ongoing imbalance within our bodies.

🌱The Way Forward: Personalized Medicine

Before diving headfirst into HRT, let’s hit pause and reflect. Are we truly addressing the fundamentals—sleep, stress, nutrition? Are we nurturing our bodies to thrive beyond the menopausal maze? It’s about crafting a roadmap unique to our individual needs, paving the way for vibrant health.

A Gentle Reminder

HRT isn’t a magic wand that erases all our woes. It’s a chapter in our journey—one that requires careful consideration and guidance. Whether you’re contemplating HRT, already on the journey, or exploring alternatives, remember, it’s your body’s story, and you hold the pen.

🤝Let’s Connect: Your Journey Awaits

If you’re ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and reclaiming your vitality, I’m here to walk alongside you. Reach out, and let’s craft a personalized plan that honors your body and soul.

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DISCLAIMER:  The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional 

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