When Hormone Replacement Therapy Is the Best Solution for Menopausal Symptoms

Menopause, the period in a woman's life when your reproductive years come to an end, often comes accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms. You may have heard of some symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes or night sweats, but your unique menopausal experience could also be filled with unexpected symptoms.

For many uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be a lifesaver. HRT reduces your symptoms, helping you keep an even head. The dedicated care team at GYN Aesthetics & Wellness in Coral Springs, Florida, led by Carlos J. Jurado, MD, PhD, FACOG, CCS; Marsh McEachrane, MD, FACOG, FACS; and Jessenia Magua, MD, FACOG can design a course of bioidentical HRT to smooth the transitions of your menopausal years.

A wide range of potential symptoms

Menopause involves changes to multiple parts of your physical health, so the symptoms can vary widely. You might experience symptoms of menopause, including:

If your symptoms are light, simple lifestyle changes like wearing layers, staying hydrated, or getting more exercise could be enough to get you through menopause. However, many women find menopause deeply destabilizing, with symptoms intruding on their daily lives and overall wellbeing. Additionally, during menopause your risks for serious conditions, including osteoporosis, are often heightened. Other treatments might be prescribed to keep you in good physical, mental, and emotional health through this transitional life stage.

The role of hormones in menopause

Changes in your hormone levels lead to menopause. As you reach your late 30s, your ovaries naturally begin to release progressively lower and lower levels of estrogen and progesterone. Most women reach menopause in their 40s or 50s, although each woman's timeline is unique.

We define menopause as occurring a year after the end of your final menstrual cycle. At that point, changes in your hormone levels cause your reproductive capacity to come to an end. However, hormonal side effects can begin during perimenopause, in the years leading up to the cessation of your period.

With bioidentical HRT, we can safely and effectively manage your hormone levels, keeping your menopausal symptoms under control for the duration of the transition. Symptoms like hot flashes, weight gain, and sexual issues are all treatable with HRT. We create an individualized prescription of the exact reproductive hormones your body lacks, mimicking your natural hormones. This also reduces your risk of associated health risks during menopause.

The right treatment options for you

HRT can help you deal with troublesome symptoms during full-blown menopause. Or, if you're concerned about osteoporosis or heart disease, you can begin HRT earlier in your transitional period to be able to keep your risks low.

Still, HRT doesn't work for everyone. If you have a personal or family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or other reproductive cancers, HRT may not be the best option for you. We also recommend that women with a history of heart disease, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), liver disease, or gallbladder disease choose other treatment options besides HRT, which is not recommended in combination with those conditions.

To find out if HRT can resolve your troublesome menopausal symptoms, contact GYN Aesthetics & Wellness in Coral Springs, Florida, today. We take your full medical history and help you choose the right option for your symptoms. You can book your initial consultation appointment over the phone or by using the online booking tool.

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