Understanding Hormone Replacement Therapy

Understanding Hormone Replacement Therapy

You were most likely warned about the changes that would come as you got older. You heard that your hormone levels would go up and down and that it’s a totally normal part of aging. But the years before and during menopause can really send hormone levels into a tailspin and hormone replacement therapy may help you find some relief. Your emotions are all over the place and it feels like you’re on a rollercoaster. When your hormone levels change, it can cause severe discomfort and some health risks. The following may occur:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Thinning hair
  • Urinary problems
  • Aging appearance
  • Muscle loss
  • Sleep problems
  • Moodiness
  • Lower fertility
  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Irregular periods
  • Concentration and memory difficulties
  • Accumulation of fat in the abdomen

There are many women who are able to cope with mild menopause symptoms and are able to manage their symptoms with lifestyle changes such as eating well and exercising regularly. While others are living with symptoms that are affecting their quality of life and need to seek treatment to help them manage.  

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy? Here’s the Breakdown

In a nutshell, hormone replacement therapy are medications containing female hormones to replace the ones the body no longer makes after menopause. It can help relieve hot flashes, sweating, fatigue and other symptoms that menopause may bring. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can also reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Great candidates for HRT are women with moderate to severe menopausal symptoms and those with a family history of osteoporosis.

Once you start hormone replacement therapy, you’ll find that your symptoms may improve with consistency and time. It will be easier to manage your weight and your stamina and energy will make a comeback.   

If you are considering hormone replacement therapy, the key is to work closely with your doctor. It’s important to discuss the specific risks and benefits unique to you.  

While hormone replacement therapy isn’t a cure-all for menopause’s unpleasant symptoms, it can be an effective option for reducing them and improving your overall quality of life.  

If you are suffering from a hormone imbalance, return your life back to normal with hormone replacement therapy. My OBGyne offers hormone replacement therapy that will:

  • Match your natural hormones and restore them to the proper levels
  • Be customized individually to your body
  • Measure results utilizing the lowest dosage of hormones required to restore balance

Call My OB/Gyne today at 480.987.5500 to schedule an appointment, or request one by filling out the contact form in the link below. If using the contact form, please allow 24-48 hours for a response.