Menopause Specialist

Aveda Integrative Medical Center

Deepti Saxena, MD

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Fremont, CA

If you haven’t felt like yourself lately, it’s not all in your head. Menopause can wreak havoc on your hormone levels, but Aveda Integrative Medical Center in Fremont, California, can restore hormonal balance — helping you regain your vitality and well-being. Learn more about the benefits of plant-based bioidentical hormones by calling today or booking a consultation online with Deepti Saxena, MD.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause, generally considered to begin after you cease having your period for 12 consecutive months, is a time when significant changes occur in your body. Your ovaries gradually stop producing the hormone estrogen. The levels of other hormones in your body also wane.

These changes may make you feel like you’re not yourself anymore due to hormonal imbalances. Common symptoms before and during menopause include:

  • PMS
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Dry skin
  • Sagging or tender breasts
  • Depression
  • Brain fog
  • Lack of energy
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse

Because these changes can be significant, it’s best to consult with Dr. Saxena at Aveda Integrative Medical Center. She helps to manage the symptoms of menopause by rebalancing your hormones.

How is menopause treated?

Dr. Saxena first performs a physical exam and takes a detailed health history to understand the symptoms you’re experiencing. She recommends a series of lab tests to assess your hormone levels, including measuring:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Growth hormone
  • Thyroid hormones
  • DHEA (a precursor to other hormones)

When your results come back, she reviews them with you and discusses your options. She may recommend taking hormones to make up for the loss of estrogen and other deficiencies, as well as to maintain your bone health since menopause can increase your risk of osteoporosis. Her aim is to alleviate your menopausal symptoms.

How does bioidentical hormone replacement help with menopause?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps to restore hormonal balance. Bioidentical hormones aren’t synthetic. Instead, the hormones are produced from plant tissues and designed to be molecularly identical to the natural hormones your body makes.  

Aveda Integrative Medical Center offers bioidentical hormones in a variety of forms for your convenience. This includes:

  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Pills
  • Pellets

All of these options may help your body to absorb the hormones more easily — so you enjoy optimal results. Pellets, for example, are inserted just under your skin’s fatty layer to continually release hormones into your body.

If menopause is triggering hormonal imbalances, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may correct the imbalance, so you feel 100% again. Call Aveda Integrative Medical Center today or book a consultation online.


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