Natural hormone replacement for menopause
Founded by Dr. Selma Rashid in Chicago, the Anti-Aging Medical Group is based upon a philosophy of ultimate preventive medicine. We believe in optimizing health in the most natural way possible, which is to listen to the body itself.
Our bodies go through many stages in life. We simply pick the best stage and restore what the body loses when it transitions into succeeding stages. Fortunately, the imbalance that occurs as we age is predictable and genetically programmed in our DNA. Dr. Selma offers natural hormone replacement treatment for menopause and perimenopause, which not only corrects the symptoms related to hormone imbalance but also prevents the long term consequences of being imbalanced.
In short, she offers a life-changing bioidentical hormone replacement program for the treatment of menopause. A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Selma will both enlighten you and give you full confidence in your treatment options.
In Dr. Selma’s words:
“We realize hormones are powerful messengers, which interact in a particular manner and pattern. Medical science has gained tremendous insight into the female cycle; in particular how critical the correct hormones and their rhythms are to balance and function."
Hormone replacement therapy and treatment should be individualized for every patient. Although, every healthy young woman produces the same hormones in the same pattern, when it comes to replacement, there are essential differences that need to be recognized and addressed.
Officially, it's the time when a woman has had no period for about one year. It usually occurs around the age of 51, although it can actually be many years before or after this. What's happening in your body is that it is producing fewer fertility hormones — Estrogen and Progesterone. This is the root cause of the symptoms and changes that accompany the onset of Menopause. Perimenopause starts about ten years before menopause. During Perimenopause a woman usually has regular periods, but changes are already taking place.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, your body is not producing the optimum levels of hormones needed for healthy functioning:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Loss of libido and difficulty performing
- Mood swings and irritability
- Depression and anxiety
- Brain fog
- Decrease in muscle mass and change in body composition
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of energy
- Difficulty losing weight
- Memory loss
- Dry skin and hair loss
We believe in restoring hormone balance in the most natural and safest way possible. We use bioidentical hormones, topically applied, following the natural pattern of internal production.
Although women experience perimenopause and menopause differently, just as men have different responses to andropause (a decline in testosterone), the long term effects are the same. The loss of hormones, which causes perimenopause, menopause and andropause alike, sends the body to a state of accelerated aging. The solution is to use safe, natural hormone replacement therapy, based on bioidentical hormones and closely monitored by a dedicated healthcare provider.