Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, can help to balance estrogen and progesterone levels in the body during or near menopause. It is also sometimes prescribed for other reasons, such as to manage the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), to treat endometriosis, or to induce ovulation.
There are two main types of HRT: oral and transdermal.
Oral HRT involves taking pills that contain synthetic hormones, while transdermal HRT involves using patches or gels that release hormones into the body through the skin.
HRT is generally considered safe, but there are some potential risks and side effects that should be discussed with a doctor before starting treatment.
Benefits of using HRT include:
Help relieve most menopausal symptoms, such as:
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
- Reduced sex drive
HRT can also help keep your bones strong and healthy, which is especially important as you age. This goes for both menopause women who are going through a change in their hormone levels or those still premenopausal but considering surgery to remove some of the hormones that regulate bone mass (like estrogen).
Hormone therapy is an often-used approach to managing health issues including those related with menopause. Certain hormones or combinations can help ease symptoms of this stage in life, so it’s worth discussing your options for treatment before going through something as delicate and difficult like a transition!
If you’re interested contact Neogenix now to get your consultation with one of our HRT experts.