Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in menopausal women is a therapy used to replace the lost progesterone and estrogen hormones women experience in the transitional years leading to and after menopause. Estrogen stimulates the release of female eggs from ovaries which are used in reproduction, and thus as a female approaches an age where her eggs are no longer releasing she experiences menopause. At the same time estrogen and progesterone are lost leading to other conditions and symptoms that can be uncomfortable and lead to other health problems. Hormones for menopause and hormone replacement therapy for menopause can reverse the symptoms that are experienced in women as they undergo these changes.
When a women experiences a decrease in estrogen and progesterone due to menopause there are usually symptoms and conditions that follow. Some symptoms that women may experience include vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, anxiety and irritability, insomnia or sleep disturbances, hot flashes, night sweats, frequent urination or urinary irregularities, decreased sexual drive, an irregular period, moodiness, depression, hair loss, decrease in skin elasticity, and weight gain. Many women who suffer from menopausal symptoms seek hormone replacement therapy for relief.
Hormone therapy may come by way of replacing the lost estrogen hormone, lost progesterone hormone or both if needed. Our physicians will consult with you to determine which hormone treatment and at what dosage are best for you.