Hormone replacement therapy commonly called female hormone replacement therapy or menopausal therapy is used mainly for women. Estrogen and testosterone are the two hormones that are present in both men and women. During this hormone therapy estrogen and progesterone are generally used to cure the symptoms of Menopause.
Estrogen is also called as female hormone whereas; testosterone is referred as male hormone. During the menopause the hormone levels falls leading to symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness and in few cases you will also experience osteoporosis. Hormone replacement therapy helps in replacing the hormones that are no longer produced by your body.
Types of Female Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone treatment for women depends on individual’s health and symptoms. There are two hormone therapies that can be used:
- Systemic hormone therapy
Systemic hormone therapy is a most effective treatment used to relieve menopausal hot flashes and night sweats. Systemic hormone therapy makes use of systemic estrogen hormone that is available in the form of pills, skin patch, gels and spray. Estrogen also helps in treating the osteoporosis symptoms in your body apart from reducing the menopausal symptoms. Systemic hormone therapy is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Low-dose vaginal products
Low dose vaginal products also make use of estrogen hormones that are available in the form of tablet and creams. These estrogen products help in treating the vaginal and urinary symptoms while minimizing its absorption in your body.
Low dose vaginal preparations do not help in curing the hot flashes and night sweats and does not protect against osteoporosis. Low dose estrogen therapy is recommended when you had Hysterectomy.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy benefits outweigh its risks in majority of the cases. The major benefits of hormone replacement therapy include:
- Reduction of vasomotor symptoms
- Improves sleep
- Reduction in muscle aches
- Lowers the mood swings
- Reduction of osteoporosis risk
- Improves urogenital symptoms
- Lowers cardiovascular disease risk
You need to consult your doctor before starting the hormone replacement therapy. Discuss your symptoms and health risks with your doctor on a regular basis to avoid any complication. Throughout the menopausal years you need to keep your doctor updated about changes you feel in your health.
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