Hormone replacement therapy is used to help balance estrogen and progesterone in women around the time of menopause. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help relieve sweating, hot flashes, and other symptoms of menopause such as sleep problems, moodiness, vaginal dryness and bone thinning or osteoporosis. When should you consider hormone replacement therapy? Women with moderate to severe natural menopause symptoms or women who have had a hysterectomy or surgical menopause are candidates for hormone replacement therapy.
What are some indications that you need menopausal hormone replacement therapy? The most common indication is vasomotor symptoms, otherwise known as hot flashes. Another common indication is vulvovaginal atrophy. This occurs when the epithelial linings of the vagina and the urethra are sensitive to estrogen, and estrogen deficiency leads to thinning of the vaginal epithelium. Some other more noticeably signs may be mood lability or depression and joint aches and pains.
There are various types of hormone replacement therapy which uses different combinations and delivery of hormones. This may include creams, gels, pellets, injections, capsules or skin patches..
At RevitaLife Wellness Center, Dr. Christina Robins specializes in bio-identical hormone balancing and replacement for women. The office of Dr. Robins has the ability to do comprehensive medical testing and will perform extensive blood and saliva testing to determine your exact hormone profile. Call or visit RevitaLife online to learn more about Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy and schedule your consultation today.RevitatLife 777 South New Ballas Road Suite 100E St. Louis, Missouri 63141 Phone: (314) 475-3126