Balance your Hormones
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement is the process of restoring the body’s prior level of hormones so the patient can once again enjoy a high degree of energy and drive—essentially reversing the natural, linear decline in hormones that begins around age 30 for both men and women.
Who needs Hormone Replacement Therapy?
You could benefit from hormone replacement therapy if you suffer from any medical conditions that prohibit the natural production of hormones in your body. Hormone replacement therapy for women will treat symptoms associated with estrogen loss following menopause and during premature menopause. We also provides hormone replacement therapy if you’re seeking to transition from male to female or vice versa.
What are the symptoms of low estrogen?
The most common symptoms you might experience include:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal atrophy, including vaginal dryness
- Irregular or missed periods
- Headaches or migraines
- An increase in urinary tract infections
While some of these symptoms occur on their own, it’s important to see a physician at Belle Encore if you experience several of them on a regular basis.
How does HRT work?
The two most common forms of hormone replacement therapy are systemic hormone therapy and low-dose vaginal therapy.
Systemic Hormone Therapy comes in a variety of forms, including pills, skin patches, gels, and creams. Systemic hormone therapy is one of the most effective treatment options for hot flashes and night sweats, and can also improve the symptoms of vaginal atrophy, including dryness, itching, and burning.
Low-Dose Vaginal Therapy targets vaginal symptoms in particular and results in minimal absorption into your body. They can come in creams, tablets, or ring forms, which you insert into your vagina. Age, symptoms, and menopause can all play a large role in how your body responds to treatments. We recommend regular checkups during hormone replacement therapy to ensure the treatment is working well and there are no complications.