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Fight Frustrating Menopause Symptoms with Hormone Replacement Therapy

Are menopause symptoms starting to affect your quality of life? Do you wish there was an effective way to feel like your old self? Your reproductive hormones decrease as you age, which can lead to complications that leave you feeling chronically uncomfortable. Hormone replacement therapy at Howard Health and Wellness, located in Naples, Florida, can help you feel normal again. Our kind and caring staff can evaluate your symptoms to draw up a treatment plan that is right for you.

What is hormone replacement therapy is

Hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women can correct estrogen imbalances. Whether your menopause is due to age, cancer treatment, removal of the ovaries, or a hysterectomy (also called surgical menopause), hormone therapy can help relieve symptoms that leave you feeling uncomfortable and irritable.

Hormone replacement therapy is available as a pill, patch, cream, or as a injection

Why you should consider replacing your hormones

While menopause is an entirely natural and normal phase of life for women between the ages of 50 and 60, the actual experience of it is less than pleasant. Your body experiences symptoms such as hot flashes, thinning hair, difficulty sleeping, vaginal dryness that can make sex physically painful, chills, sleep apnea, mood swings, and night sweats. Your menopausal symptoms should start to decrease within two to five years, but they may take up to 10 years to disappear completely. Your dosage of hormones can be adjusted during this time as needed.

Simply increasing your body’s supply of estrogen can help you feel better. Increasing your estrogen levels also decreases your chances of developing osteoporosis (a condition associated with loss of bone mass, later in life), and reduces the risk of dementia and heart disease.

Ideal candidates for hormone replacement therapy

One of our providers will look over your medical history to determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you. You may be a good candidate for this treatment if osteoporosis runs in your family. However, if you’ve experienced breast cancer, heart or liver disease, or blood clots, hormone replacement therapy may not be right for you. Your doctor will prescribe a low dose to start, and may increase the dosage depending on your needs. For optimal health, continue to schedule regular mammograms and pelvic exams. 

Learn more about hormone replacement therapy

Menopause can be frustrating and uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be. If you think you might be a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy, you can call 239-331-2285 to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians. You can also schedule an appointment online through our website. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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