In her new book, “Bombshell: Explosive Medical Secrets That Will Redefine Aging,” former TV star Suzanne Somers discusses her battle with menopause and how hormone therapy helped her find relief.
Menopause is when a women ceases to menstruate and produce eggs, causing a change in hormone levels. When a woman starts to produce less estrogen and progesterone, there are often unpleasant side effects.
Referring to the symptoms of menopause as the “Seven Dwarfs of Menopause – Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful, and All-Dried-Up,” 65-year-old Somers describes how poorly she was feeling until she saw a specialist and began undergoing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), which replaces the hormones that are lost.
While BHRT worked for Somers, another menopause treatment may work better for you. To learn more about menopause – the cause, the signs, treatment options, and how to prepare for your doctor visit – refer to Vitals’ Menopause Patient Guide.