New Jersey bioidentical hormone doctor answers questions about hormone replacement therapy.
For some women, menopause symptoms can be hard to adjust to. Women experience menopause usually between 45 and 55. Changing hormones bring on hot flashes, pain with intercourse, irregular moods, and low libido. Some women also experience trouble sleeping, restless leg syndrome, and some develop depression.
As we age, the body’s usual balance of hormones changes. These hormone include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. You may notice a clear difference in your quality of life. And you may decide to do something about it.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution. But by working with a qualified bioidentical hormone doctor, rebalancing hormones can help restore your best health and wellness.
Alternatives to HRT
You might get all the relief you need with beneficial herbs, better nutrition (cutting out sugar is a big help), nutritional supplements, and exercise.
Or you may decide to learn about bioidentical hormone treatment. Is it right for you?
Age and HRT
Age and time since the onset of menopause are two factors you will want to consider.
Researchers have studied whether hormone therapy affects the risk of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer and other health concerns. If you start HRT within 10 years of menopause, you face no increased heart attack risk, according to extensive research. Starting treatment between the ages of 50 and 59 also shows no increased risk to health.
However, women over 60, or who have at least 10 years of menopause are advised to not to begin hormone therapy.
Your Health History is An Important Deciding Factor
Women with certain health histories may be advised to avoid hormone replacement therapy.
HRT is not recommended for women with :
- a history of breast cancer
- a medical history of heart disease
- a health history of a heart attack, stroke or blood clots
- high risk of any of these health concerns
Your HRT Plan Will Change With Time
You may find relief almost immediately, especially if you work with a doctor who is skilled in finding the right re-balancing treatment for you. But, what works in the beginning may not be right later on. You will probably re-evaluate your hormone treatment annually. You and your doctor will plan how to taper off HRT when you no longer need it.
During the transition to menopause, your body’s production of estrogen decreases more than 90 percent. It’s no wonder that women experience disruptive and at times exhausting symptoms for along time.
New treatments to re-balance the body’s hormones can be very effective to relieve menopause symptoms. But not every doctor has the most up-to-date medical information. Dr. Betty Keller uses the latest findings to develop your unique plan for optimal health.
Dr. Betty Keller keeps up-to-date on the latest findings to help you develop a plan for optimal health.
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