One forty-two-year-old, Julie, had seen her personal physician for pelvic pain over the past three years. She Complained that she rejected sexual relationships. This very nice woman was crying as she told her story. She said, ” I used to like sex, but now I rarely even think about it. It is so uncomfortable that I actually have nausea when my husband comes near me. This has affected our relationship to the point we are considering divorce.”
At the examination, she was anxious and clearly depressed. Vaginal dryness was evident with thinning of the vaginal mucosa. The uterus was small and fibroid was felt, but the ovaries could not be felt. The vaginal exam was moderately uncomfortable. Her lab values demonstrated marked loss of hormones. Her thyroid was normal. All other blood work was within normal limits.
This hormonal picture clearly demonstrates the problem. She was menopausal and had been for some time. this is not unusual. Eight percent of women will go through menopause before age forty, even those who have not had a hysterectomy in the United States. So, it is easy to see that there are a large number of women suffering from hormonal issues that go undiagnosed or ignored unless their hormones are checked.
Julie was treated with testosterone and estradiol Pellet Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and oral rapid dissolve progesterone sublingual. In one month her testosterone, estradiol, FSH, and progesterone rebounded to normal levels.
At the office visit she was crying again… but this time they were tears of joy as she said, ” I have no pain and sex is almost a daily experience now. I actually look forward to time together with my husband. Thank you. This saved my marriage.”
-Dr. Dan Hale
The Life-Saving TRUTH about Bio-Identical Hormones