Hormone replacement therapy is commonly used in women who produce less estrogen than before because of things like menopause. Hormone replacement therapy can be given in a few different ways, such as in pill, cream, gel, spray, or ring form. Hormone replacement therapy has a number of benefits. Read on for a few of these benefits to see if this is the right treatment for you.
Reduce The Symptoms Of Menopause
Menopause comes with a lot of symptoms, some of which can be downright unbearable. Some of the symptoms you may have experienced include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, depression, anxiety, bone loss, low sex drive, and vaginal dryness. Having hormone replacement therapy can help reduce these symptoms to get you through menopause without feeling so many of these things all of the time.
Reduce The Risk Of Some Health Conditions
Hormone replacement therapy can actually reduce the risk of some health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, dementia, and depression. Your hormones affect more than just your mood, they can affect a lot of your health and well-being. Just a small shift in your hormone levels can be felt and be noticeable. Reduce your risk of these and other health conditions by having hormone replacement.
These are just a few of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy. If you are suffering from the symptoms of menopause or are experiencing a loss of estrogen from other health conditions, you should talk to your OBGYN about having hormone replacement therapy. Talk to your OBGYN about the other benefits of having this therapy, and also discuss the risks of this therapy. Hormone replacement therapy (as with other types of therapy), comes with some risks as well. Depending on your age, your health, and how long you are getting hormone replacement therapy, you could be at a higher risk of some of these health risks, including ovarian cancer, breast cancer, or blood clots. There are ways to reduce these risks, however, including taking better care of your health, such as eating a healthy diet and exercising; smoking can also increase these risks, so be sure to quit smoking and cease other bad habits, including reducing your alcohol intake and going to regular OBGYN visits to monitor your health.
If you are considering hormone replacement therapy, talk to an OBGYN about the benefits and risks to help you decide if this is right for you.