Hormone replacement therapy is a medication that includes female hormones. The treatment is intended to replace the estrogen your body ceases producing in menopausal years. Hormone therapy is typically employed to treat common menopausal symptoms such as vaginal and hot flashes. The use of hormone therapy has been demonstrated to reduce bone loss and decrease fracture in postmenopausal women.
There are, however, risks that come with using hormone therapy. The risk is contingent on the kind of therapy used, the dose, the duration for which the medication is used, and your health risk. For the best outcomes, hormone therapy must be individualized to each individual and evaluated now and then to ensure that there are no benefits that outweigh the dangers.
What are the Fundamental Kinds that are used in Hormone Therapy?
The primary focus of hormone replacement therapy is replacing estrogen your body doesn’t produce following menopause. There are two kinds of estrogen therapy:
- Systemic Hormone Therapy: Systemic estrogen -is available in pill, skin patch gel, ring or spray forms — typically has a higher concentration of estrogen, which is absorbed by the body. It is utilized to address any of the most common symptoms of menopausal.
- Low-Dose Vaginal Products. Low-dose vaginal preparations of estrogen — available in tablet, cream, or ring forms reduce how much estrogen is absorbed by the body. That is why vaginal preparations with low doses are typically utilized to treat problems of the urinary tract and vaginal area that come with menopausal symptoms.
If you’re not having the uterus removed, your doctor may prescribe estrogen, progesterone. That is because estrogen by itself in the absence of progesterone can trigger the growth of the uterus lining, which increases the risk of cancer of the endometrium. If you’ve had the uterus taken out (hysterectomy), you might not require progesterone.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Help relieve the hot flashes and sweaty nights.
- Help you rest better
- Eliminate Vaginal Dryness as well as itching
- Help make sex less painful
- Help to prevent fractures due to osteoporosis (thinning bones)
- Reduce the risk for women to suffer from heart disease.
- Lower the risk of the onset of dementia.
The possible side affects you experience depend on the kind of hormone therapy you are taking. Some of the side effects are similar to all hormone therapy. The effects of a particular drug may differ from one to the drug.
- Digestive System Problems: Hormone therapy can trigger some problems in the digestive system.
- Changes in Bone and Muscle: There may be pains within your joints, and the pain usually subsides within a couple of weeks. It is possible to take a mild painkiller to ease discomfort and aches.
- Breast Tenderness and Swelling: Hormone therapy could develop swelling (gynecomastia) and tenderness and achiness around the chest region. What happens when the testosterone levels and oestrogen levels fluctuate due to hormone therapy?
- Gain in Weight: A few men gain weight when taking hormone therapy, especially around the waistline. You might notice that you begin to gain weight shortly after hormone therapy.
At HRT Orlando, we use only bio-identical hormones derived from the plants and other resources. Our doctor also prescribes a precise mix of bio-identical hormones tailored to your body’s specific requirements. If you have any questions about Hormone replacement therapy, please get in touch with us.