Hormone Replacement Therapy

QUESTION & ANSWER

Who needs hormone replacement therapy?

Your provider at Aria Health and Wellness may recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) when your menopause symptoms make getting through daily life difficult.

We only recommend HRT only for some women, including those who have:

  • Severe hot flashes and other symptoms

  • Lost bone mass

  • Experienced premature menopause

  • Had their ovaries removed

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical HRT uses naturally derived hormones that are bioidentical to the hormones your body creates. These hormones mimic what your natural hormones do, and your body can’t tell the difference between them.

Some bioidentical hormones are pharmaceutical products that remain the same for every dosage. Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach, we will often opt for customized HRT: They create the right combination of bioidentical hormones in the right levels to relieve your symptoms.

Because of this personalized approach, you may get a different combination over time as your body adjusts to menopause. We will monitor your hormone levels to determine the best bioidentical HRT for your needs.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

If you opt for HRT, you can reap a range of benefits. First and foremost, HRT reduces both the severity and frequency of your menopause symptoms.

It may:

  • Help you sleep better

  • Reduce hot flashes and night sweats

  • Stabilize your mood

  • Increase your libido

  • Improve vaginal health, including lubrication and dryness

 

Furthermore, HRT gives you a level of protection against certain age-related diseases. For example, it may reduce your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and the development of Parkinson’s like symptoms.

For your convenience, HRT comes in a variety of forms, we may suggest oral medications, topical lotions, vaginal creams, or insertable pellets, which provide HRT over time.

To learn more about HRT and if it’s the right choice for you, call the office today to schedule your appointment.