What is hormone replacement therapy?
During menopause, some women get uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes, fatigue, insomnia, reduced sex drive, irritability, and vaginal dryness. Additionally, they might experience long-term biological changes such as bone loss. This occurs due to a decrease in estrogen levels. To alleviate those symptoms, doctors recommend the hormone replacement therapy which uses medications containing female hormones, like estrogen, to replace the ones the body no longer makes after menopause. In women, this therapy can help prevent osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hip fractures and heart disease. Hormone replacement therapy is also recommended for women who are not in their pre-menopause or menopause period and that are over the age of 25 and are experiencing the previously mentioned symptoms.
Not only do we offer hormone replacement therapy for women, but we also offer it for men. During andropause, male menopause, it is natural for men’s testosterone levels to decrease as they get older. As a result, they might experience low sex drive, lack of energy, hot flashes, and loss of strength or muscle mass. Testosterone, the hormone injected during the therapy, can restore muscle strength and sexual function, and prevent bone loss. Moreover, this therapy can decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and can also help with hypogonadism, a condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone.
What are the general benefits of this therapy?