Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for Women
Women experiencing perimenopause/menopause symptoms assume that hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and night sweats are simply a part of their aging process. In truth these signs all point to a hormonal imbalance caused by the decreased production of one or more hormones. Eventually all women will experience these symptoms. HRT is a way for women to find relief from these symptoms and other conditions like PMS, PCOS, and thyroid disorders.
For women, the hormonal changes that occur during perimenopause or menopause can lead to weight gain, primarily due to a decrease in muscle mass and an increase in fat mass. Many women have been told that if they are not menopausal or postmenopausal that there is no need to waste time checking hormone levels. This is simply not true. Perimenopause can last for ten years and studies show that early treatment has greater benefits than seeking treatment once hormones are depleted. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help by restoring the balance of hormones and increasing muscle mass, which can improve metabolism and aid in weight loss. Additionally, BHRT can also improve bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
HRT is offered at CHS through multiple options which includes pellet insertion, prescription creams, patches, and injections. The process is started with extensive lab work followed by a thorough consultation explaining which imbalances may be causing your symptoms. We then follow with a treatment plan specifically designed for what is best for you.
- This treatment may consist of progesterone,
- testosterone, estradiol, and/or DHEA to improve
- symptoms such as:
- Hair loss
- Low libido
- Temperature intolerance
- Brain fog
- Irregular cycle
- Weight changes
- Joint pain
- Mood Swings
When hormones are in balance, they can help regulate a multitude of endocrine functions and promote overall health and wellness. However, it is important to note that hormonal imbalances can occur due to a variety of factors, including aging, stress, poor diet, and certain medical conditions.