If Reese Witherspoon and Demi Moore can do it, I can too!
These celebrities prove that getting older doesn’t have to mean getting old. Sure, they have the luxury of plastic surgeons, nutritionists and personal trainers at their disposal, but the one thing I’m finding we all have in common is hormones.
A few months ago, I started reading up on bioidentical hormones, after discovering that the symptoms I was experiencing were a result of perimenopause. Okay, we’ve all heard of menopause, but PERIMENOPAUSE? When did they plan on telling us about this one? As a woman, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect as far as symptoms go, but I never imagined feeling the effects this soon! When I talked to my doctor, he told me that perimenopause is the stage in a woman’s life, just before she enters menopause. So let me get this straight – women have to deal with menopause, life after menopause (which I hear is no picnic either) and now to find out that there’s an opening act? What’s a girl to do?
My doctor recommended bioidentical hormone therapy, to help ease some of my symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and hair loss. YES – hair loss. Gross, I know. And I’m not talking about a strand here and there; I was shedding like a cat. I have to admit, despite my symptoms, I was a bit reluctant to start treatment, because a lot of the information was new to me and I was uncertain whether or not it was the right thing to do.
I started treatment about a month back and already I’m beginning to notice significant results. My skin is more radiant, my shower drain isn’t clogged with clumps of hair, I have more energy and my hot flashes and night sweats have become few and far in between, all thanks to my doc and bioidentical hormone therapy.
My point is, there are a variety of natural alternatives out there to help women look and feel young again, without the need for plastic surgery and personal trainers. All of the plastic surgeons in the world couldn’t make me feel the way I do now, and it’s getting better by the day!