Hormone Replacement Therapy Is Still the Best Treatment for Menopause
Hormone replacement therapy is generally recognized as the safest and most effective menopause treatment.
Once controversial, hormone replacement therapy is still the safest and most effective treatment for menopause.
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is used to “replace” the hormones that a woman’s body isn’t making anymore. For decades, HRT has been the preferred treatment for women dealing with the worst menopausal symptoms.
Menopause is defined as the time in a woman’s life when she is no longer able to produce enough viable eggs to have children. As women enter menopause, even if they are is still ovulating, that is when they are most likely to experience the well-known aggravating symptoms of menopause – hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping, moodiness, sexual health issues, and depression.
These symptoms are caused by the severe hormonal changes that occur once a woman’s ovaries are no longer producing eggs. Some women can live with these symptoms, or they do not last all that long.
However, for most women, the debilitating symptoms of perimenopause and menopause can go on for years and significantly impact their ability to enjoy life. For such women, hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, can be quite effective in treating the various unpleasant symptoms of menopause.
Is Hormone Therapy for Menopause Treatment Safe?
In the early years of hormone replacement therapy, doctors prescribed it almost as a matter of course for any woman entering menopause. However, a decade or so ago, HRT for women became a bit controversial. This was because many women, and even some doctors, came to believe that it caused an increased risk of breast cancer and heart disease.
This fear was largely created by a study known as the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). WHI concluded that there seemed to be a link between HRT and an increased risk of developing breast cancer and heart disease.
One of the main ways we have learned to safely prescribe hormone replacement for maximum effectiveness, with minimal risks, is to focus on the use of bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is generally regarded as the most effective treatment available for treating the worst symptoms of menopause.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Menopause
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has become the preferred treatment for women who are suffering from the symptoms of menopause. Bioidentical hormones are approved for use by the FDA, even though they are usually made by compounding pharmacists. You still need to have a doctor’s prescription for Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and you still need to be carefully monitored over the course of your therapy.
Bioidentical hormones may be delivered in several forms depending on your needs and lifestyle. In addition to injections, creams, patches, pills, gels, and pellets are among the other delivery methods of bioidentical hormones.
Which bioidentical hormones you are prescribed depends on how low your hormones are, what stage of menopause you are in, and of course, how you are feeling and the nature of the symptoms you are experiencing.
You may need a prescription for bioidentical progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, growth hormone, or any combination thereof.
If you are between the ages of 35-55, look for these signs and symptoms of your hormone levels being low or out of balance:
- Weakness and fatigue
- Depression and mood swings
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle tone
- Insomnia and/or disturbed sleep patterns
- Night sweats (women)
- Hot flashes (women)
The only way to know if you qualify for bioidentical hormone therapy is through a series of specific diagnostic tests.
If your levels of any critical age-related hormones are determined to be sub-optimal or otherwise imbalanced, you may meet the criteria for bioidentical hormone therapy.
The Best Hormone Replacement Treatments for Menopause
You deserve to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle at any age! But, unfortunately, as a woman ages, her levels of critical hormones drop, which negatively impacts your ability to enjoy life.
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is the key to getting back what time and nature take away.
Hormone Logics has been successfully treating patients with age-related hormone loss with our unique hormone replacement therapies for women for many years.
Medical research has shown that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an extremely effective way to treat measure and age-related hormone decline in women. At Hormone Logics, we look very closely at each woman as an individual, evaluate her symptoms and hormone levels, and prescribe just the right, safe and effective hormone treatments to get her back into her optimal balance.
Our medical director is Mazyar Rouhani, MD. Dr. Rouhani has long been a medical innovator. Using his medical expertise combined with his passion for optimizing each individual’s health and vitality, Dr. Rouhani combines his knowledge and experience to provide a unique integrated approach to menopause treatments to help his patients look and feel their best.
“Perimenopause came on suddenly and hit me very hard in my mid-40’s. I began to experience a lack of energy, hot flashes, sweating, inability to concentrate, anxiety, and insomnia. My husband was at the end of his rope trying to cope with my erratic mood swings. My life was becoming a living hell till I found Hormone Logics. After undergoing my menopause treatment here, everything is getting back on track. I am calm, I can think clearly, the night sweats and hot flashes are gone, and my relationship and intimacy with my husband is better than ever! Helaine B., Boca Raton, FL
If you would like to learn a little bit more about the many life-changing benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for menopause treatment, please contact us today by calling (561) 640-3333.