Menopause refers to the time in the life of a woman when her monthly menstruation periods stop. At the same time, a woman's body goes through a number of biological changes that makes her incapable of conceiving as well as other physical changes. These natural events usually occur in women when they are between the age range of 45 to 55 years.

Menopause is one of the life stages that many women dread and some even fear. Their fear can be attributed to the changes they experience during this stage in life. Yet other women do not realize when they reach menopause because they do not notice any symptoms. The differences in how each woman experiences menopause means it is difficult to have one simple solution to deal with what is happening to their bodies. But while it is particular to each individual there are some common and usual effects. All of which make going through this stage in life complicated.

Some of the most common menopause symptoms include sleep issues, changes in sexual interests and response, and hot flashes. There are also women who experience unexpected weight gain, vaginal dryness, mood swings, dizziness, and more. Some of these symptoms can be very severe and greatly affect the life of the woman. One of the treatments offered is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy or BHRT. BHRT involves using bioidentical hormones to replace the ones that are no longer being produced in the body. This hormone therapy aims at attaining the targeted hormone level in the body and again needs to be individually proscribed and followed to see if adjustments are necessary.

This therapy was used for the first time in 1930. The main aim of introducing hormone therapy was to relief menopausal symptoms. This therapy has grown in popularity over the years and today, the number of women in this therapy has grown at a very fast rate. Perhaps part of the increase in popularity is due to endorsements from celebrities. With sharing of technology and information over the Internet now-a-days it can take short periods of time for information to be shared. Some of these celebrities have come out in public to confess that they use this hormone therapy and most of them have expressed their appreciation of what the BHRT has done for them and helped relieved their menopausal symptoms. Clinical practitioners can also attribute popularity of the use of hormones in relieving menopause symptoms to creation of awareness. In fact, their doctors introduce many women to this therapy. When a woman goes to a health care facility with pain resulting from menopause symptoms, a doctor gives more information about this therapy. There are also women who learn about hormone therapy through the media.

Advancement in technology has also played an important role in disseminating information about hormone therapy. Today, many people are spending a lot of their time browsing the Internet. Women are able to learn about their bodies through the information found on the Internet. Through this channel women learn about what is available. Women also learn why this hormone therapy can work in one woman but need support in another. Modern women are able to seek help on the pain resulting from their menopause symptoms due to this advanced access to information.

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