Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a process in which hormones are replaced to bring the body back into balance. HRT can have many benefits for women, including reducing symptoms of menopause, improving mood and energy levels, and helping to maintain a healthy weight. At Women’s Health 360, we offer HRT services tailored specifically to meet the needs of our patients. Our HRT services are designed to provide women with the safest, most effective treatment possible. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of HRT and how our services may possibly benefit you.
1. What is Hormone Replacement Therapy and what are its benefits for women?
Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that replaces hormones that the body no longer produces. This therapy can be used to treat symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats.
It can also help to prevent osteoporosis and reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, hormone replacement therapy can provide relief from anxiety and depression.
2. How can Hormone Replacement Therapy Be Taken
HRT can be taken as a pill, patch, gel, or injection. It can also be taken as a vaginal cream, tablet, or ring.
3. What conditions may be treated with HRT
Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to treat symptoms of the following:
- Mood swings
- Poor sleep quality
- Sex drive
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
In addition to the above, HRT may also help protect against osteoporosis and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
4. How do I get started with Hormone Replacement Therapy
There are two main types of HRT: systemic HRT and local HRT.
Systemic HRT (the medication travels through your body) involves taking pills, patches, rings, or gels that contain estrogen.
Local HRT (the medication affects one area of your body) involves using vaginal creams, tablets, or rings that contain estrogen. These are typically a lower dose of estrogen than Systemic HRT and treat only the specific area they are applied to, not the entire body.
The decision about which type of HRT to use is usually based on a woman’s individual symptoms and preferences. HRT is not for everyone, so it’s important to talk to your medical professional about the risks and benefits before starting any type of HRT.
5. What are the risks and side effects associated with HRT
While HRT can be an effective treatment for many people, there are some risks and side effects associated with the therapy. These include an increased risk of blood clots, stroke, and breast cancer. Hormone levels also fluctuate during HRT, which can cause mood swings and other emotional side effects. It’s important to speak with your medical professional about the risks and benefits of HRT before starting the therapy.
At Women’s Health 360, we offer a Monthly Membership that covers multiple services specifically tailored to the unique needs of women. Our ancillary services of Initial Consultation with Lab work for Medical Weight Loss & Hormone Therapy is $250. No matter which option you choose, you will find our boutique-style clinic comfortable, relaxing and inviting, while always keeping your needs at the central focus of our care.
Ultimately, Hormone Replacement Therapy is a decision that should be made between you and your medical professional. If you think HRT might be right for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about Hormone Replacement Therapy and help you determine if it’s the right treatment for you.
Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.