Female Hormone Replacement Therapy in Lawrenceville, GA
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most effective solution for the relief of menopausal symptoms in women. Additionally, taking estrogen or a combination of estrogen and progesterone may help decrease bone loss (osteoporosis) and lower the risk of heart disease for some women.
Other benefits of HRT may include:
- Improved mood and overall sense of mental well-being
- Moderate improvement in joint pains
- Decreased tooth loss
- Lowered risk of colon cancer
- Lowered risk of diabetes
- Lower death rate (for women who take HRT in their 50s)
Many women find that the benefits of hormone replacement therapy far exceed the risks. If you are struggling with menopausal symptoms, Royal Blue Medical Center may be able to help.
Call us at (770) 766-4609 to develop a personalized treatment plan.
What Are the Symptoms of Menopause?
Menopause typically begins with perimenopause, in which women in their 40s experience irregular menstrual cycles and other symptoms as their bodies adjust to declining estrogen levels. Menopause officially begins when a woman has not had a menstrual period for one year.
Symptoms of menopause and perimenopause include:
- Hot flashes and/or night sweats
- Insomnia and trouble sleeping
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary problems
- Pain during intercourse
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood swings
- Decreased libido
- Bone loss
- High cholesterol
For many women, the symptoms above can be debilitating. Fortunately, HRT can provide much-needed relief. If the symptoms of (peri)menopause seem unbearable, you do not have to suffer.
Instead, explore hormone replacement therapy with Royal Blue Medical Center.
How Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?
In women, HRT restores levels of estrogen in the body, which helps it adapt to the slowing down of the ovaries. Decreasing sex hormones are a normal part of aging, but the effects can be difficult for some women and HRT helps make the process more bearable.
Women typically take HRT in 3- to 6-month increments or until symptoms let up. Low-dose therapy over a short period of time helps eliminate some of the risks, as does starting as close to the onset of menopause as possible.
Taking HRT sometimes involves pills, but other women prefer skin patches, vaginal rings, gels, creams, and/or spray foams. Depending on your symptoms, some methods may work better for you than others. For example, women with primarily vaginal and urinary symptoms tend to prefer vaginal rings, tablets, or creams.
At Royal Blue Medical Center, our team of experienced medical professionals will work with you to find the best option.
What Are the Risks of HRT?
For healthy women in their 40s and 50s, the risks associated with HRT are relatively low. That being said, you should not take HRT if you have a history of certain types of cancers, stroke or heart attack, blood clots, or liver disease, nor if you think you are pregnant or have problems with vaginal bleeding.
Some women may increase their chances of blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, and gallbladder disease by using HRT, but as with any other treatment, your risk profile will depend on your medical history and overall health.
Why Choose Royal Blue Medical Center?
Our regenerative medicine facility offers the most affordable hormone replacement therapy in Georgia, with treatments starting at $35. We also develop customized treatment plans for each patient and our knowledgeable and compassionate staff are dedicated to helping you feel better without invasive surgeries.
Menopause should not mean overwhelming daily pain or debilitating symptoms. For help with this phase of your life, please call us at (770) 766-4609 or request an appointment online today.