Hormone Therapy for Women
Hormone Therapy: Helping You Feel Like You Again
When you’re dealing with hormone changes, it can be hard to feel like yourself. Some women feel as if they aren’t as in control of their moods or emotions as they were in the past, and it can be frustrating to put in work to take control of your health, only to feel like you’re a victim to the whims of your hormones.
With hormone therapy, your body will get safe, medically researched doses of synthetic hormones that can help you begin to feel like your normal self. When you’re going through HRT, it’s important that you stay in communication with your doctor so that adjustments can be made to your dosage as necessary. Sometimes, it can take some time to figure out the exact dosage of hormones that are needed to address your hormonal imbalance. Together, you and your doctor will find the hormone therapy dosage that makes the most sense for your hormone imbalance.
The goal of this treatment is to relieve menopausal symptoms, including weight gain, hot flashes, irregular periods, night sweats, mood changes, sleep problems, etc.
Hormone Imbalance Vs. Balance: What's The Difference?
For many women, hormone imbalances are an inevitable part of getting older. After menopause, the body produces far less estrogen than before, and this can cause many unpleasant changes in the body that can negatively affect the quality of life. Some people find that their hormones cause adrenal gland issues, pituitary gland issues, thyroid gland problems, as well as serious hormone-related conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome.
Thankfully, it’s possible to use hormone therapy to balance your hormones in a way that stops the negative effects of changing hormones as you get older. Hormone replacement therapy can help you feel like yourself again.
Some women feel that declining energy and negative sex drive changes are just a part of growing older, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Advances in medicine have made it so that you likely don’t have to struggle through menopause the same way your mother and grandmother did. Thankfully, working closely with a physician who prescribes HRT can help you get the relief that you need from the symptoms of menopause.
When you balance your hormone levels through hormone therapy, you won’t just find that your health conditions are getting better–you’ll also likely find that the other symptoms of perimenopause and menopause decrease. Menopausal symptoms can be exhausting and frustrating, and there’s nothing wrong with taking charge of your health by giving hormone therapy a try.
If you’re considering hormone therapy, it’s likely that you’ve already tried other methods of correcting hormone imbalances, such as eating a healthy diet, taking control of your blood sugar, and getting medical education on why your changing hormones are negatively affecting your life. Women’s health can be complicated, and it can feel frustrating when you’re not seeing the changes you want despite your best efforts.
Before you begin addressing your hormonal imbalances with hormone replacement therapy, your doctor will talk with you about your symptoms. This can help rule out an underlying condition that isn’t related to hormonal problems.
Together, you and your physician will work to learn more about your health, and develop a health care plan that will help get your hormones in order. If you find that there isn’t an underlying cause unrelated to hormones that are causing your symptoms, your health care plan may include hormone replacement therapy or HRT. Typically, HRT involves supplementing your body’s estrogen and progestogen levels, as these are the two hormones that typically dip as the body goes through menopause. For most women, taking hormone replacement therapy is as simple as taking a pill every day.
HRT creates positive health effects for many women, including:
How It Works: HRT for Older Women
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Take Your Prescription
Take your prescription as recommended by our licensed doctor. The duration of your treatment would depend on your condition. Be sure to reach out to your physician if you have any questions or concerns about your medication. Sometimes, a simple dosage adjustment can make a world of difference when it comes to your results.
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It may take some time to see results, and your personal results will depend on your hormone levels, dosage, and other factors. Many women notice relief from hot flashes as soon as three weeks after the start of treatment. If you're concerned about the speed with which you're seeing results, be sure to reach out to your doctor to chat about changing your dosage.