Women who are struggling to manage their menopausal symptoms might want to consider starting Daytona Beach hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which helps regulate these symptoms and the female reproductive system. This treatment method may work for you if you are experiencing:
- Hot flashes and night sweats, especially if they are sudden and uncontrollable
- Irregular periods, such as heavy flow or intense cramping
- Vaginal and urinary problems, such as vaginal dryness or overactive bladder
- Mood changes
- Thinning hair
- Weakening bones or other early signs of osteoporosis
- Inability to concentrate or remember correctly
We invite you to schedule an appointment at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates to discuss your symptoms. After performing some diagnostic tests, one of our physicians will explain how HRT may help you.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Helps Women Manage Their Menopause Symptoms
HRT is a treatment method used to help females regulate their hormone levels, specifically estrogen and progesterone.
In many cases, HRT uses hormone regulators that use specific hormones to help women manage their menopause symptoms. Some patients might also need testosterone to regulate their hormones, depending on their condition and needs.
Patients with Preexisting Conditions May Experience Side Effects
A recent study published by PLOS One shows how HRT mimics the natural production of female hormones in the body. While some women experience adverse side effects, this generally occurs when the patient also has a preexisting condition, such as breast cancer or heart disease.
However, HRT is also known to reduce the risk of other health concerns, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and early signs of aging. This is because a woman’s hormone levels affect various aspects of her body, from the amount of body hair she grows to the strength of her bones and muscles.
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Different Hormone Replacement Therapy Options Are Available to Help You
HRT treatments vary by product, which can be prescribed orally or by transdermal methods. According to Mayo Clinic, many women take hormone regulators as a:
- Pill or tablet
- Skin patch
- Vaginal ring
- Gel or cream
- Vaginal spray
Our physicians will explain the different HRT treatment options we offer and which products may be most beneficial to you.
What Do HRT Products Contain?
Most HRT treatments include a combination of female hormones, typically estrogen and either progesterone or progestin. However, some HRT treatments might be estrogen-only or progestin-only, depending on the patient’s health condition. Your physician will determine which treatment method is more suitable for your needs after a physical exam and lab tests.
The dosage of these hormones may also vary, depending on the severity of your symptoms or the kind of symptoms you have. For example, women who are experiencing irregular periods or intense hot flashes might be prescribed cyclical HRT to regulate their menstrual cycle or lessen their menopause symptoms. However, women with vaginal dryness might only be prescribed a local estrogen medicine to target that specific symptom.
Choosing the Right HRT Product for Your Treatment
Our physicians can review the pros and cons of each HRT treatment we offer. Some factors to consider include:
- If you have any allergies to ingredients that might be in the product
- If you are at risk for stroke or heart disease
- If you have a history of cancer
- If you have liver problems or liver damage
We can take a sample of your blood to assess your physical health and determine which treatment options are most suitable for you. We will also have you come in for follow-up visits to check how you are responding to your HRT treatment.
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Some Women May Experience Side Effects From Hormone Replacement Therapy
Women with certain health conditions might not be well-suited for HRT, or they might not be suited for all types of HRT.
The health risks associated with HRT are highly dependent on the individual’s health history. Some risks might be more prevalent for women with specific health conditions, such as:
Women Who Had Hysterectomies
Women who have already removed their uterus are not good candidates for HRT treatments that involve progesterone or progestin. These hormones encourage uterine lining growth, which can cause abnormal growth if there is no uterus remaining in the body.
These women may be prescribed estrogen-only HRT treatments that focus on regulating vaginal or urinary problems, such as dryness and irritation.
Women with Certain Chronic Health Conditions
Women with certain chronic health conditions may need to modify their HRT or seek alternative methods to regulate their hormones. Some of these conditions include:
- Heart disease, including stroke or heart attack
- High blood pressure or hypertension
- High levels of triglycerides in the blood, which may be regulated by diet
- Breast cancer
- Prone to blood clotting
Our physicians can prescribe treatments that are suitable for your health and monitor you as you continue HRT treatment.
Women Aged 59 and Older
Women over the age of 59 might be at higher risk for complications if they start their treatment late. However, patients who begin HRT within ten years of menopause may not experience any adverse side effects in relation to their age.
Our Physicians Will Assess Your Health Before Prescribing HRT
You can schedule an appointment at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates to discuss any preexisting health conditions you might have, such as high blood pressure or heart disease. We can explain the various side effects of HRT and whether you are likely to experience them.
Your first visit typically includes a thorough physical exam, filling out a questionnaire, and doing lab work to determine if Daytona Beach hormone replacement therapy is right for you. If not, your physician can offer alternative treatment methods to alleviate your menopausal symptoms or other health concerns.
Regular Hormone Replacement Therapy Follow-Ups Reduce Health Risks
At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, we apply a holistic approach to medicine, which means that we will not prescribe you treatment and send you on your merry way. We care that your treatment continues to improve your health and that your hormone levels remain stable.
Part of the risk that might come with HRT is a lack of routine supervision over how the patient is responding to the treatment. At our facility, we encourage routine follow-up visits to ensure that your treatment is:
- At the right dosage of hormones needed to regulate your reproductive system
- The right product and method of treatment to alleviate the symptoms you are experiencing
- Not producing other negative symptoms or side effects
- Not causing complications or hormone deficiencies
- Not being hindered by other unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as poor diet or lack of exercise
Your physician may conduct routine lab work, mammogram and pelvic exams, and other tests to monitor your health progress. They may also offer advice on how to maintain your weight, stress levels, and stability over other chronic conditions you have.
If you decide to become a member of our facility, you can take advantage of the other health services we offer, such as our customized nutrition and exercise regimen plans. A representative at our facility will discuss what is included in your membership in more detail.
Get Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatment at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates
Menopausal and pre-menopausal symptoms can be excruciating to live with, especially if they disrupt your daily activities or your ability to function well physically and emotionally. If you are struggling to manage your symptoms or would like to prevent other health conditions, such as osteoporosis, consider talking with us about Daytona Beach hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment.
Call (386) 366-7418 to schedule an appointment at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates today.