Some women may experience few menopause-related symptoms, but many others may find that it can be a challenging time both physically and emotionally. If you feel tired, are gaining weight or are suffering from hot flashes or night sweats, these might be because of menopause. Some women also report what is often called “brain fog,” which is the feeling that you just aren’t as focused or sharp as you are used to being. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help relieve all of these symptoms.
Hormones are substances that move through your blood and affect many systems throughout your body. There are several different conditions that can lead to an imbalance, but in menopause, your hormone levels start to fluctuate significantly, and your estrogen and progesterone levels drop. Because hormones affect so many systems in the body, this fluctuation can lead to a number of physical, mental and psychological symptoms that may affect your health and quality of life. Fortunately, hormone imbalance treatment can significantly help treat your symptoms and get your hormones back in a healthy range.
HRT, which may include progesterone and estrogen replacement therapy, can help keep your hormone levels consistent. Your body treats the hormones you receive through hormone replacement therapy the same way it would hormones that it produces on its own. Hormone replacement therapy can help improve your cognitive function, help you sleep better and can address a number of other symptoms associated with menopause, including night sweats, low libido and vaginal dryness.
Hormone replacement therapy does more than just improve your quality of life. Many women experience thinning bones as a result of menopause, which means they are more susceptible to breaks. HRT can help reduce osteoporosis and strengthen your bones.
Every woman’s body is different, and a medical professional will determine what kind of hormones are needed in what amount based on your needs. Estrogen replacement therapy is for women who have had a hysterectomy. For women who still have their uterus, progesterone will be prescribed along with estrogen. Hormone replacement therapy can be administered in a number of different ways, including injections, which allow greater control of dosage and ongoing monitoring of hormone levels.
If you are struggling with symptoms that may be related to menopause, contact us today at HerKare. We can test your hormone levels, check your overall health and determine what treatment is appropriate to help you start feeling like yourself again.