Hormone replacement therapy is not for everyone, but some people find the treatment provides relief from the symptoms of menopause. Common signs that you may need hormone replacement therapy include symptoms like:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain, itching, or burning during intercourse
- Bone loss
- Low sex-drive
- Mood changes
- Sleep problems
What is hormone replacement therapy? (HRT)
Signs you may need hormone replacement therapy (HRT) include replacing low estrogen and progesterone levels which help provide relief from the symptoms of menopause, and conditions such as bone loss, breast cancer, and infertility.
Hormone replacement therapy is a medical treatment usually given to women to replace declining estrogen and progesterone levels. It is used to relieve symptoms of menopause and treat conditions like bone loss that are caused by these falling levels.
Conditions That May Cause Low Hormone Levels
Hormones naturally decline as you continue aging. However, there are certain conditions that may cause unusually low levels of sex hormones that may need treatment. These conditions include:
Menopause is the time when you have been period-free for one year without being pregnant, breastfeeding, sick, or taking certain medications. It is a natural occurrence as a result of aging. In the years before menopause, the ovaries shrink, and the number of hormones fluctuates. This can create symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness that many people find difficult.
Surgical Removal of Ovaries
If your ovaries are removed before age 45, you may not have enough estrogen that helps protect against heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke, dementia, certain types of cancer, or mood changes. You may pursue HRT to prevent these conditions.
If you experience menopause before age 45, you may not have enough estrogen that helps protect the body. You may need hormone replacement therapy to prevent disease.
Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
This is a condition where the ovaries lose normal function. If this occurs before age 45, you may not have enough estrogen and you may need hormone replacement therapy.
Other Hormone Conditions
Hormone replacement therapy may be used to treat other conditions like breast cancer, infertility, and endometrial hyperplasia, which is the overgrowth of the lining in the uterus.
How To Get Help
ReVital offers free consultations where you can speak to one of our clinicians about ReVital’s Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. At ReVital, we can conduct simple blood tests to evaluate the levels of these hormones in your system and prescribe supplements or therapies to treat and control the majority of hormonal imbalances. We also encourage that you connect with your regular doctor about any changes in your health and moods.