When hormone replacement therapy is the solution

When hormone replacement therapy is the solution

Most of your body’s functions depend on hormones, which are chemical messengers. Hormones influence processes including metabolism, memory, sleep, body temperature, sexual desire and performance, and facilitate the smooth operation of your body and organs.

Your hormones can become out of balance because of aging, stress, and certain illnesses, which can cause some bothersome symptoms like hot flashes, weight gain, vaginal dryness, exhaustion, and erratic sleeping patterns.

Visit Family Medical Center if you have symptoms like exhaustion, low libido, and brain fog without a clear cause.  Our expert doctors assess your hormone levels and, if necessary, provide personalized hormone replacement treatment to help you feel more like yourself.

Erroneous beliefs about hormone replacement therapy

Many women who visit Family Medical Centre are hesitant to use HRT because they prefer to experience menopause “naturally” or believe HRT may be harmful.

The negative press that hormone replacement therapy has experienced is mostly attributable to just two studies that were conducted in the 1990s and suggested that women taking HRT may have an increased risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, more recent studies have revealed that the danger appears much lower than the preliminary results may have indicated.

Hormone replacement therapy’s advantages

The clearest advantage of HRT is its ability to prevent osteoporosis for all women. However, women generally select hormone replacement treatment to lessen the consequences of menopause. HRT can provide complete relief from the sensation that “life is being squeezed out of you” if you are a woman experiencing severe symptoms of hormone deficiency.

Menopause symptoms that HRT improves include:

  • Loss of lust
  • A hot flash
  • Sweats at night
  • Insomnia
  • Gaining weight
  • Heavy or erratic menstruation patterns
  • Virility dryness
  • Changes in mood and irritation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Heart flutters
  • Insomnia
  • Hair loss and dry skin
  • Loss of concentration and focus

Hormone replacement therapy improves your mood and helps you regain hormonal equilibrium.

Hormone replacement therapy raises your hormone levels from being too low so that you can sleep more soundly.

Here are five of the most important justifications for thinking about hormone therapy

  • You experience good sleep.

Hormonal imbalances impact your sleep cycle. This is particularly true for women undergoing perimenopause, which entails significant variations in estrogen and progesterone levels.

Night sweats and hot flashes might keep you awake during menopause. Your body’s sleep patterns alter throughout this transition, and you get less REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

Your energy levels rise.

Lack of sleep affects one’s level of energy. Low amounts of estrogen in women or low testosterone levels in males might result in weariness and lower-than-usual energy levels, even if you don’t think your hormones influence your sleep.

  • You enjoy yourselves more in the bedroom.

Your libido may be affected by a hormonal imbalance. Additionally, women with low estrogen levels may have vaginal dryness even in a good mood, and males with low testosterone levels may experience erectile dysfunction.

Making your sex life enjoyable again through hormone replacement therapy benefits your relationship and general wellness.

  • You regain your body.

Hormones impact your energy levels and metabolism. Your metabolism may slow down when your hormones are out of balance, making it harder to lose weight. Despite your efforts to workout and eat well, you can see that the scale’s reading keeps rising.

Women start to get a pooch around their midsection. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and balancing testosterone and estrogen levels can help you maintain a fit body.

  • Your mood and attentiveness improves

Your brain is affected when you have hormonal abnormalities. You might experience depression, anxiety, and mood swings. Additionally, you can find it more difficult to focus on demanding jobs.

Hormone replacement therapy aids in mood and cognitive function stabilization so that you feel more in control of your emotions and more focused daily.

Not everyone needs hormone replacement therapy

Despite its many advantages, we still caution when recommending hormone replacement treatment because it may not be appropriate for all menopausal women and cases. HRT may not be appropriate for you, specifically if you have the following:

  • A background in ovarian, uterine, or breast cancer
  • Previous blood clots
  • Intractable hypertension
  • Liver illness
  • HRT can cause adverse effects, including vaginal bleeding, headaches, nausea, and breast discomfort, much like any other medicine.

Do you need hormone replacement therapy?

You can choose the course of treatment most beneficial for you by balancing your unique risks against its advantages. HRT may improve your quality of life if you are at the more severe end of the menopausal spectrum. The ideal course of action is almost always to speak with a women’s health specialist skilled in managing menopause symptoms.

The women’s health specialists at Family Medical Center can assist you in examining your treatment choices and deciding whether hormone replacement therapy is the best option for you if you’re dealing with menopause symptoms.

Make an appointment with us if you’re noticing symptoms of hormone imbalance. They will assess your problems and hormone levels to see if hormone replacement therapy benefits you.