Benefits of PRT (Progesterone Replacement Therapy)
For many women, PRT (progesterone replacement therapy) is given alongside estrogen replacement. You might find out you need estrogen therapy after you have experienced symptoms such as depression, anxiety and weight gain. Declines in your estrogen production happen when you go through menopause, and this decline could cause some of these symptoms. If you haven’t had a hysterectomy and you still have your uterus, you may be given progesterone with your estrogen. Progesterone replacement therapy benefits can offer important protection and relief for women experiencing low estrogen and progesterone levels.
If you only take estrogen and not progesterone, the estrogen alone can cause the lining of your uterus to thicken. This in turn may raise the risk of uterine cancer. However, taking progesterone alongside estrogen as part of an overall HRT treatment plan could reduce this risk.
Progesterone works with estrogen to improve your health and help you feel better in a number of different ways. It can help relieve hot flashes, “brain fog,” irregular or heavy periods, a dry vagina, mood swings and many other symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and other conditions that cause hormone deficiency. Our team will talk to you about the symptoms you are experiencing and whether bioidentical progesterone and estrogen therapy might help with those symptoms. Bioidenticals are natural hormones that are created from plant products and that mimic the estrogen your body would produce. With hormone therapy that increases the levels of estrogen and progesterone in your body, you can start feeling better in just a few weeks.
We are happy to talk to you about the options available to you for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and other menopause treatments. Your health and comfort are our top priority, and we want to work with you to create a health plan you are comfortable with. Make an appointment online today to have your hormone levels tested and discuss your symptoms with our medical team at HerKare.