For some women in Cincinnati, menopause is a relatively quick and painless transition period in their lives. For others, it can drag on for a year or more, plaguing the woman with night sweats, hot flashes, emotional upset, vaginal dryness and general fatigue. Even worse, some women experience a loss of bone mass due to menopause that can lead to osteoporosis later in life, especially if she is a fine-boned woman to begin with. If you or someone you love is struggling with menopause symptoms, hormone replacement therapy may be the solution and can even help prevent bone loss.
How Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Works
When a woman enters menopause, her body slows the production of estrogen. Estrogen is a powerful hormone and, when this happens suddenly, it can cause plenty of unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms. By replacing some of the missing estrogen, the symptoms can be lessened or eliminated. Over time, the dosages may be slowly lowered until the body adapts to being post-menopausal. Menopause is a natural process, but a slow and gradual change is gentler and can mitigate a lot of discomfort.
An Individualized Therapy
When HRT was in its infancy, it wasn’t uncommon for doctors to prescribe the same dosage for all patients complaining of menopause issues. As we learned that hormones and their action are affected by weight and individual biology, we can now tailor the therapy to the individual. This ensures you will get the right amount of hormones without other unpleasant side effects cropping up. Our team in Cincinnati will carefully monitor you to ensure your dosages are correct and aren’t causing any symptoms. Ideally, the goal of HRT is to restore wellness and assist the woman’s biological changes.
If you or someone you know is struggling with symptoms of menopause, hormone replacement therapy at the Premiere Center for Women’s Health in Cincinnati may be a good option. Our team would be happy to review your case and advise you of all the treatment options available to manage your menopause symptoms and get you back on the road to wellness. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for hormone replacement therapy!