With menopause symptoms plaguing many, we are delighted to host an informational seminar this month at Mona Spa to introduce Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and the ways it can help you get your freedom back!

On Tuesday, Sept. 17th, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. we will show an educational video followed by a Question/Answer Session with Anita Hester, RN, BHRT Specialist from Regel Pharm Lab. Hester will discuss how we can take control of hormonal imbalances with

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, an individualized natural hormone replacement solution that helps improve menopausal, perimenopausal, & pms symptoms giving sufferers relief from anxiety, hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, night sweats, osteoporosis and weight gain. If this all sounds good great, then BHRT may be an option for you!

Below you will find some frequently asked questions and we look forward to answering your own questions at the Spa on the 17th!

Seminar Details:

Tuesday, Sept. 17th, 2013

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Mona Spa & Wellness | Laurelwood Shopping Center, 4564 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38117

$10 – Pre Register
$15 – At Door
To register call (901) 683-0048 and ask for Lindsay or Stacy or email:


What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause symptoms may include: Hot flashes, Vaginal dryness, Low libido, Weight gain, Irritability, Sleep problems,

If you have these symptoms you may be:

Peri menopausal: Defined as the time leading up to menopause. Your body stops making as much estrogen and progesterone which can result in you experiencing many of the typical symptoms of menopause. Some women experience this in their mid-to-late thirties but there is no magic age. You can still get pregnant during this stage.

Menopausal: This typically occurs between the ages of 45-55 and is defined as when your body skips 12 or more consecutive monthly periods. Your body makes extremely low levels of estrogen and progesterone and stops menstruating permanently. The average age of menopause is 51.

What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

If you are experiencing these menopause symptoms, your physician may have talked to you or recommended that you start a program of hormone replacement therapy. Hormone replacement therapy involves replacing levels of estrogen and progesterone to relieve the symptoms of peri menopausal and menopausal women. HRT also helps prevent osteoporosis. Although HRT is an effective treatment for menopause symptoms including hot flashes, insomnia, and vaginal dryness, as with many treatment regimens, there are side effects and potential risks. Only you and your physician can determine if this is the best course for you. Traditionally women have only had the choice of using synthetic hormones for this treatment, now there are other options to help meet patients’ individual needs.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are a natural alternative to synthetic hormones. Based on your physician’s recommendation, we can customize plant-derived hormones to address your unique needs.

Why would I use bioidentical hormones instead of synthetic hormones?

You may find that the synthetic hormones are not meeting your needs because they are only available in a certain form or dosage. Customization can occur in the form in which they are administered including: gels, creams, capsules, troches (a small lozenge), or sublingual drop. Customization can also occur in the dosage of the bioidentical hormones.

Do I need a prescription for bioidentical hormones?

You will need a prescription from your physician before beginning any type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

What should I tell my physician if I am experiencing the symptoms of menopause?

Although menopause is a natural passage, it is often difficult for many women to carry out their day-to-day responsibilities if the symptoms become too distressing. Talking to your doctor will help confirm that the symptoms are related to menopause and rule out any other potential problems. One recommendation is to keep a journal of the symptoms, what seems to make them worse, and which symptoms are causing you the most distress. Because mood swings are often a part of menopause it is important to monitor how you feel and communicate as much as possible to your physician. He or she may also recommend ways of controlling environmental factors to help with specific symptoms, for example dressing in layers to help hot flashes and beginning an exercise program to assist with mood swings and weight gain.