How Hormone Injections Can Help You Navigate Menopause

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Going through menopause can be a challenging transition for many women, bringing unwelcome symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, and mood swings. 

But you don’t have to suffer through this change alone—hormone injections offer an effective way to relieve menopausal symptoms and help you feel like your best self again.

At Allure Medical, we understand how menopause can disrupt your daily life. That’s why we provide customized hormone replacement therapy using tailored injections to help regulate your hormone levels. 

Understanding Menopause and Your Changing Hormones

Menopause signals a shift in your reproductive cycle as your ovaries gradually produce lower amounts of the key hormones estrogen and progesterone. It typically begins in your late 40s or early 50s, but some women can start menopausal transition sooner.

During the transition time leading up to menopause, which can last several years, you may notice your periods becoming irregular as your estrogen declines. 

Lower estrogen is responsible for most of the disruptive symptoms associated with menopause. It affects your thermoregulation, leading to hot flashes and night sweats as your body struggles to maintain normal temperature. Estrogen also influences your metabolic rate, energy levels, bone health, heart health, vaginal tissues and more – which is why balancing your hormones is so important.

The complicated interplay of hormonal changes during menopause can impact your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. 

Why Hormone Injections Could Be Right for You

If you’re suffering from moderate to severe menopause symptoms, over-the-counter remedies aren’t providing enough relief, and you want proven results, hormone replacement therapy using specialized injections may be an excellent option. Here are some key reasons our patients choose hormone injections for menopause treatment:

Precisely Controlled Dosing

Injections allow for a precise measurement and delivery of customized hormone doses into your body. We can titrate and adjust the doses based on your lab work and symptom response. This helps stabilize hormone levels in your optimal range.

Rapid Improvement of Symptoms 

Compared to pills, creams or patches, injections are the fastest way to boost your hormone levels and provide relief. Patients often report a dramatic improvement in hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness within the first few weeks.

Consistent Hormone Levels

 Injections administered weekly or bi-weekly can maintain consistent hormone levels without the ups and downs caused by daily pills or the variability associated with patches. Steady hormones means steady relief.

High Bioavailability 

With oral estrogen pills, your liver processes most of the hormones before they reach your bloodstream. There is a “first pass” effect that reduces bioavailability. The hormones in the injections completely bypass this effect and are fully available to your body.

Fewer Side Effects 

For some women, oral estrogen can cause intestinal discomfort, nausea or headaches as the hormones irritate the gut. Injections avoid this first pass through your digestive system, resulting in fewer side effects.

Convenient & Simple 

After starting injections, most women settle into a brief weekly or bi-weekly routine for their shots. The needles we use are very small. The quick in-office process means you don’t have to remember to take pills or change patches daily.

Our certified hormone specialists will conduct a thorough evaluation, order labs to check your hormone levels, and help you determine if specialized hormone injections are appropriate based on your health profile and lifestyle. 

If you are a good candidate, we will develop a customized injection regimen with precise doses to balance your hormones for optimal relief.

The Hormones Used in Injection Therapy

There are three main types of bioidentical hormones we may incorporate, alone or in combination, for your injectable hormone replacement regimen based on your lab results and treatment goals:

EstrogenRestores estrogen to normal premenopausal levels to alleviate hot flashes, vaginal dryness, irregular periods, mood changes and more. Options include estradiol, estrone and estriol.
ProgesteroneImportant for stabilizing the endometrium (uterine lining). We use bioidentical progesterone called Prometrium®. This balances the effects of estrogen.
TestosteroneSmall amounts of testosterone are beneficial for increasing energy, muscle tone, bone strength, mental clarity and sex drive. 

What Results Can You Expect From Hormone Injections?

Most women report experiencing significant relief from troublesome menopause symptoms within 1-2 months after starting an optimized hormone injection regimen. 

The key benefits our patients appreciate include:

  • 75% or greater reduction in hot flashes and night sweats
  • 80-90% improvement in vaginal dryness and discomfort
  • Restored libido and sexual function
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Balanced mood with less irritability and anxiety
  • Increased energy levels and mental clarity
  • Decreased joint aches and pains
  • Healthier hair, skin and nails
  • Normalized menstrual cycles

In addition, maintaining proper hormone balance with estrogen therapy has been shown to reduce menopause-related bone loss and cholesterol changes. This leads to long-term health protective effects as well. 

How Much Do Menopause Hormone Injections Cost?

The cost for customized menopause hormone injections will depend on the types and doses of hormones prescribed for your body and needs. 

We also provide real-time pricing estimates so you know the cost beforehand. Your health, safety and satisfaction are always our top priorities. Investment in solutions that help you look and feel your best is priceless.

Take Control of Your Wellbeing

If fluctuating hormones are diminishing your quality of life, we encourage you to schedule a consultation about hormone replacement therapy. 

Allure Medical’s team of caring professionals is passionate about helping you overcome the challenges of hormone changes so you can continue thriving through menopause and beyond. We look forward to guiding you on a journey to restore balance, reignite your vibrancy, and rediscover your best self!

Charles Mok

Dr. Charles Mok

About Charles Mok

Dr. Charles Mok received his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, Illinois in 1989. He completed his medical residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He has worked with laser manufacturing companies to improve their technologies; he has performed clinical research studies and has taught physicians from numerous other states. His professionalism and personal attention to detail have contributed to the success of one of the first medical spas in Michigan.

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