Estrogen Replacement Therapy
As women age and begin experiencing perimenopause and menopause, natural hormone levels begin decreasing. Estrogen is one of the main hormones that women depend on to provide hormonal balance. The term estrogen replacement refers to the administration of estrogen to women suffering from estrogen deficiency. Some of the symptoms that women can suffer from due to a lack of this important natural hormone are:
- Hot flashes
- Lowered sex drive
- Vaginal and urinary infections
Estrogen replacement therapy, or ERT, is usually given to women that have had a hysterectomy. For women that have not had a hysterectomy, hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is generally administered, which includes a combination of estrogen and progestin. If you suspect that you may be suffering from estrogen deficiency, you should contact your healthcare provider to take the necessary steps to determine your hormone levels.
Contact Pharmacy Rx Solutions today to learn more about estrogen replacement therapy and other natural hormone options.