Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right For You?
As a woman approaches menopause, her levels of estrogen and progesterone (the hormones that cause ovulation and menstruation each month) start to decline, often triggering a plethora of debilitating symptoms. Such symptoms include: hot flashes, depression, mood swings, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, and clouded thinking.
At Key T Wellness in Dickinson, we replace lost hormones using hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Replacing lost hormones with HRT has proven to be an effective treatment for alleviating menopausal symptoms.
Like any other medical treatment, systemic HRT carries certain possible risks for different individuals. However, HRT is still the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms and for those who are healthy, the benefits outweigh the risks. If you are healthy, HRT might be right for you if you are experiencing the following:
- Moderate to severe hot flashes
- Loss of bone mass and unresponsiveness to other forms of treatment
- Cessation of periods before age 40 (premature menopause)
- Loss of normal ovarian function before age 40 (premature ovarian insufficiency)
Factors, such as age, type of menopause, and amount of time since menopause, all play significant roles in determining whether HRT is right for you. Our professional medical staff is here to guide you through the determination process and answer any questions you may have.
How HRT at Key T Wellness is Administered
HRT at our Dickinson office is administered in the following ways: daily topical creams that allow estrogen to be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, supplemental estrogen or progesterone oral tablets that are taken daily, or bioidentical pellets that are placed under the skin using a very small incision.
There are other forms of HRT for women, but here at Key T Wellness, we believe in delivering the best results with the least amount of risk to our patients. Therefore, the three aforementioned methods are the most preferred.
Although the symptoms associated with menopause can often be debilitating, HRT from our Dickinson clinic can reduce or even eliminate these symptoms. Take the first step to living well by contacting our office today to schedule an HRT consultation.