Hormone Replacement Therapy, Understanding the Facts
As women age and begin to experience menopause, their bodies stop producing the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, signaling the end of their period of fertility. The term hormone replacement therapy refers to the administration of these important hormones that your body is lacking for the purpose of treating the symptoms of menopause. Some of the main symptoms that women experience during menopause are:
- Hot flashes
- Muscle aches
- Weight gain
Studies have shown that women who are given hormone replacement therapy for short-term relief of menopausal symptoms experience some of the following benefits:
- Protection against heart disease
- Decreased risk of osteoporosis
- Less chance of developing colorectal cancer
- A decrease in vaginal dryness, itching and discomfort
Hormone replacement therapy isn’t for everyone. Women who’ve had a hysterectomy need to have estrogen replacement therapy because it is not necessary for them to receive the full amount of hormones. Before beginning any form of hormone therapy, it is important to consult a doctor to determine if you are healthy enough for treatment.
Contact Pharmacy Rx Solutions, if you are interested in learning more about hormone replacement therapy, a hormone test, or other natural hormone options.