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The Effectiveness of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Your Menopause Symptoms

The Effectiveness of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Your Menopause Symptoms

The range of symptoms women can experience during their transition to menopause is wide, often leaving women feeling overwhelmed and confused about what to do next.

At The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group, our experienced gynecology team knows how difficult it can be to manage symptoms of menopause on your own. That’s why we offer a variety of solutions, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT), to get you feeling like yourself again.

While HRT isn’t right for everyone, many women find fast and long-lasting relief of bothersome menopause symptoms through this treatment.

The natural hormone decline

When you transition into menopause, which is the time when your periods stop for good and you can no longer have children, your body slows down its production of reproductive hormones.

Estrogen and progesterone are key hormones that play a role in many functions of your body. When there’s an imbalance in these hormone levels, you can experience a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, and sudden mood swings.

When these symptoms are moderate to severe, they can negatively impact your quality of life, as well as your physical and mental health.

If you’re struggling through the menopause transition, know that you’re not alone and that help is available when you’re ready.

What to know about hormone replacement therapy

The goal of HRT is to restore your natural hormone levels with synthetic hormones. This treatment works so well because it directly addresses your hormone imbalance, which is the root cause of your symptoms.

By replacing your estrogen and progesterone levels, your body is able to function more efficiently, and you should notice a significant decrease in your symptom severity soon after you start treatment.

We offer several delivery methods for replacement hormones, including pills, patches, and creams. The most convenient delivery method for HRT is pellets.

Our team implants small pellets underneath the surface of your skin. The pellets then release a steady stream of hormones into your body without you having to do any extra work. We can also replace the pellets as needed to keep you symptom-free in the long-run.

Candidates for hormone replacement therapy

The use of supplemental hormones is generally safe for women who need relief from menopause symptoms. As long as you’re in good, overall health, you may be a candidate for treatment with HRT.

The length of time you need to keep taking replacement hormones depends on the severity of your symptoms, your age, and your medical history.

Some women can stay on HRT for several years to manage their menopause symptoms, while others may only need hormone therapy for a short period of time. We personalize a treatment plan to your specific needs to ensure the best outcome.

If you have a history of blood clots or other conditions that conflict with HRT, our gynecologists can recommend other solutions to manage your menopause symptoms. We can also address issues like osteoporosis (bone loss), which can result from the loss of estrogen that occurs during menopause.

To find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group today.

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