Hormone replacement therapy is a great way to help women through both premenopause and menopause. It is used to balance the amount of estrogen and progesterone in your body, which can help alleviate many symptoms common during this stage of life. We at OM MediSpa invite you to learn more about the way in which hormone replacement therapy can benefit you.
How Hormone Replacement Therapy Works
Your body naturally produces estrogen and progesterone in order to help with reproduction. Estrogen is what stimulates your body to release an egg, while progesterone helps prepare the womb for implantation. As women age, the number of eggs they have decline, and the body senses it does not need as much of these hormones. The hormonal change can cause some unpleasant side effects, such as:
- Vaginal dryness
- Thinning hair
- Sleep problems
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Urinary problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
By bringing back up the levels of estrogen and progesterone, many of these symptoms can be reduced or possibly even eliminated. Although nothing can completely stop the aging process, restoring hormonal balance can have you feeling younger and more vibrant.
Additionally, emerging research is showing that hormone replacement therapy can have other positive impacts on a woman’s health. The studies have shown improved muscle function, as well as a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease. When used in proper dosages, it can even help prevent your skin from showing signs of aging.
How Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?
There are different ways that the hormones can be placed in the body. It is important to start at the lowest possible dosage and then work your way up. You can receive hormone replacement therapy in a variety of different forms.
The type of hormones used for you may depend on whether you are premenopausal, menopausal, or postmenopausal. Premenopause can last for a few years, during which time a woman may still menstruate while developing some of the other signs of menopause. Actual menopause is relatively short-lived. After this, a woman may be considered postmenopausal. Symptoms that cropped up during menopause can last for a number of years.
If you are seeking relief from any effects of premenopause or menopause, reach out to OM MediSpa and make an appointment with us! Our caring team of professionals can answer any questions you may have about hormone replacement therapy and help you decide what treatments may be right for you. Our office is conveniently located in Elgin, IL. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!