Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment that involves the use of hormones, typically estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone for women, and testosterone for men. The goal of the treatment is to restore hormones that the body no longer produces in adequate amounts as we continue to age. The treatment is customized to each individual's needs and may involve regular blood monitoring to ensure hormone levels are properly improved.
Absolutely. Menopause is a natural phaze on women’s life when the period stops. Thus producing less hormone such as estrogen and progesterone. The hormone depletion can cause a variety of symptoms which can be treated to minimize or end the menopause hormone transitions.
Absolutely. Men do not have menopause symptoms but they can definitely benefit from HRT. The highest peek for hormone levels in a male are in their twenties. Every year after, the levels of testosterone decreases bringing symptoms like: lack of energy and focus, less sex drive, weight gain, etc. Thus, it is extremely important to replace Male hormone levels to maximize body functionality, feel great and prevent a few aging health conditions.
Bio-identical hormone medication are considered a natural form of HRT because its active ingredient molecule is identical to those naturally produced by the body. This is only possible due to its extraction from a plant source. This type of substance is different from synthetic hormones used on other forms of HRT and its long term has been proven through research to be extremely safe.
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These are some of symptoms that are addressed during HRT :
What are the most common types of HRT?
HRT is recommended for both men and women. Women who are experiencing symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, lack of energy, etc. It may also be used to prevent osteoporosis in women who are at high risk. Men are also a great candidates for testosterone therapy to maximize their body performance and slow down aging.
Some of the potential side effects of HRT include bloating, breast tenderness, headaches, mood changes, and vaginal bleeding. HRT may also be an increased risk of certain health conditions, such as breast cancer, stroke, and blood clots.
The safety of HRT depends on a variety of factors, including the type of hormone therapy used, duration of treatment, and patient's individual health risks. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of HRT with a healthcare provider before beginning the treatment.
HRT can last one day up to six months depending on the deliver method used. There is no right or wrong answer for how long a patient can be on HRT treament. That decision relies on how long each patient wants continue to feel great. Please ask a license provider to achieve the desirable goals.
Yes, HRT may also be used to treat hormonal imbalances caused by other medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency and certain types of cancer.