There is one thing that all women will eventually have to go through, and that is menopause – which is when a woman stops having her monthly period. Women can get menopause as early as their early 40s to as late as their early 60s.
Menopause is a normal part of the aging process for women. However, it is often accompanied by symptoms that can be very difficult to deal with, even during the pre-menopause phase. You may go through a roller coaster of symptoms – such as mood swings, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, and cognitive issues.
The treatment that is usually prescribed to women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms is hormone therapy, specifically bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Let’s talk about how hormone therapy can help alleviate the bothersome symptoms of menopause and who you can talk to about whether it may be right for you.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Menopause
If you are in fairly good health, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may help relieve your uncomfortable menopause symptoms that are affecting your quality of life. Menopause is life-altering for many women, with some women even experiencing clinical depression during this physical transition phase.
BHRT acts to help you achieve normal hormonal levels again by supplying you with hormones that you are lacking during menopause. For instance, women who are menopausal often experience a drop in estrogen and progesterone levels, so hormone therapy will help you reach normal levels of estrogen and progesterone so that you experience relief from symptoms and feel back to normal.
Hormone replacement therapy can be delivered using gels, creams, and skin patches – and for the most effective delivery, injections and pellets of the missing hormones remain the most viable delivery methods in order to achieve consistent replenishment of the hormones.
For BHRT to be very effective, it should be started while the woman is still relatively young. For instance, this treatment works best for women who are within 10 years of beginning menopause in order to enjoy as smooth of a transition into menopause as possible.
Other Uses for Hormone Replacement Therapy
Another great thing about hormone replacement therapy is that it’s not just a treatment for menopause symptoms, but it can also help to treat Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, and thyroid disorders.
Hormone replacement, like any other therapy, comes with risks. That is why it’s important to discuss with your doctor not only the benefits but also the risks of taking hormone therapy. A different treatment may be better in your case, depending on various health factors.
Ultimately, the choice is yours. Your doctor will give you guidance, but you will make your own decision about treatment.
Hormone Therapy for Menopause Symptoms in Northeast Texas
If menopause symptoms are affecting your life, you may be a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy. Here at DFW Anti-Aging and Wellness Centers, hormone replacement therapy is part of the comprehensive and highly individualized treatment we can offer to women who are suffering from difficult menopausal symptoms.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Anbarasu, call our friendly staff at DFW Anti-Aging and Wellness Centers today at (469) 389-5251 or request an appointment by filling out our online form now. We look forward to helping you feel like yourself again!