Myth #1: Menopause only affects old ladies. – Menopause can affect women of all ages whether from “forced” menopause as in the case of Angelina Jolie OR “natural” menopause in the case of Dr. DeRosa who was in full blown menopause at the age of 35. Knowing the symptoms and knowing they are treatable can take the mystery and fear out of the “M” word.
Myth #2: You are going crazy/losing your mind! – Brain fog, brain fatigue, cloudy consciousness are all symptoms of fluctuating hormones. Balance the hormones and the clouds will float away!
Myth #3: Your sex drive gears down to neutral – While that may have been the case years ago, thanks to a variety of hormonal replacement options, sex after menopause can be better than ever. Dr. DeRosa has helped patients in their 80s get their sex drive back and it all thanks to balancing the hormones. And, the best part of all, after menopause you can’t get pregnant!
Myth #4 – You must suffer and sweat in silence. –Night sweats and hot flashes affect 75% of women in perimenopause or menopause. Hormone therapy is the most effective way to treat these symptoms and is available in a variety of options that can be tailored to each individual.
Myth #5 – Hormones cause cancer. – The CORRECT hormones do not cause cancer. It is imperative to visit a doctor that SPECIALIZES in all hormonal replacement therapies that are available so that each woman makes the right choice for her, her lifestyle and her beliefs.
“Most women think that if they are in menopause, they are instantly “old,” said Dr. Angela DeRosa. “But, I am pretty sure that no one thinks of Angelina Jolie as old and she is in full-blown menopause. We have to change this outdated mindset. While we are all going to AGE that doesn’t mean that we have to get OLD. Thanks to hormone replacement therapies each woman can get the exact dosage of what she needs to continue to lead a balanced, health, libido filled life. Old will not be a term you will use to describe yourself.”
Want to find out how bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help you? Call480.619.4097 to schedule a hormone evaluation today.