Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause

Las Vegas Menopause Doctor, Maribel Monroe, M.D. specializes in providing customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to women that are experiencing the consequences of menopause and perimenopause.

Menopause is considered to a period in a woman’s life when she has reached menopause when a full year has passed since her last menstrual cycle.

Natural menopause is a condition that every healthy woman will experience as she reaches middle age, typically between the ages of 35-59. It is a natural, gradual process that occurs when a woman’s ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, and her lifetime supply of eggs becomes depleted.

Perimenopause describes the time when a woman’s body transitions from her fertile, child-bearing years into middle age. During this natural transition, the body undergoes biologic changes resulting from declining ovarian hormone production.

There are many symptoms that women, who are going through menopause and perimenopause, experience. However, every woman’s experience is different.

They often experience a combination of some, if not all of the following symptoms:

Hot flashes

Are a very common symptom for women as they enter menopause. They can be experienced during the day and or at night.  The estrogen levels produced by the ovaries decrease during this time and the surging waves of heat in the daytime cause flushed red skin. Hot flashes during the night can result in sudden rushes of heat waves causing intense sweating.

Night sweats

Are usually more intense than hot flashes and women can experience symptoms ranging from server to mild all with varied duration periods. Depending on the intensity night sweats, it can be accompanied by chills, nausea, headaches or an irregular heartbeat. This, thus, causes disruption in sleep patterns. Las Vegas Menopause Doctor, Maribel Monroe, M.D. can help women to reduce the frequency of night sweats.

Irritability/Mood swings

Are a result of an intense imbalance of hormones greatly affecting the level of Serotonin in the brain which is responsible for the stability of emotions. Estrogen has direct influence on the amount of Serotonin produced. Mood swings and depression can be experienced due to the drops in Estrogen levels that are responsible for production of serotonin the mood-regulating hormone in the brain. It is a state of sadness, foggy thinking, fluctuation of appetite, loss of sleep and feelings that produce thoughts of suicide.

Loss of Libido

Is the decrease in the desire to be sexually active. The drop in Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone levels are the hormones responsible for lower energy and decreased sex drive. Arousal and orgasm are still possible, yet the hormonal imbalance that occurs during this shift into menopause can cause the vaginal wall to become dry and irritated further exacerbating the lack of desire to be sexual. All of which can have a psychological impact as well.


Is a symptom and is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep for a long enough time to feel rested and rejuvenated. Night sweats or other accompanied symptoms of menopause such as bizarre dreams, or incontinence can contribute to the insomnia.

Women, if you feel you are suffering from any or all of these symptoms, it’s a possibility that you are suffering from either Menopause or Perimenopause. Both are hormonal imbalances that many women suffer from as they age and their hormones decline. Please discuss these symptoms with your physician so you can have your hormone levels tested and find out if Bioidentical Hormone Replacement is right for YOUR needs.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones in Women:

  • Helps restore optimal hormonal balance to the body
  • Menopause symptoms may go away
  • Helps restore bone density and reduces the risk of Osteoporosis
  • Reduces vaginal dryness
  • Helps eliminate hot flashes
  • May help improve sleep patterns
  • May help reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Supports muscle strength and maintenance
  • May help improve memory and concentration
  • May help slow down the aging process overall
  • May help improve healthy cholesterol levels
  • May help enhance sex drive and libido
  • Can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

  • Helps reduce night sweats
  • Helps restore normal sleep patterns
  • Provides balanced state for healthy fat-burning due to increased lean muscle mass
  • May increases stamina, energy and endurance
  • May help protect against Fibrocystic Breasts
  • May help reduce endometrial and breast cancer
  • May help with Depression
  • Helps improve blood flow
  • May help decrease inflammation and joint pain
  • May help improve skin elasticity
  • May help normalize blood sugar levels
  • Supports immune function
  • May help increase productivity and creativity in personal life


This is just a short list and description of the most common advantages women often experience through perimenopause and menopause with Bioidentical Hormones, and Las Vegas Menopause Doctor, Maribel Monroe, M.D. can help women to derive many of these benefits with her specialized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs. Because there is a large number of symptoms women experience, it is usually best to bring each of your symptoms up to Doctor Monroe to be reviewed and discussed. Doctor Monroe’s personalized programs are designed to correct individual imbalances and are based on thorough patient assessments.

To learn more about obtaining a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program to help with the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, contact Las Vegas Menopause Doctor, Maribel Monroe, M.D. today to schedule a consultation!