You may have heard that hormone replacement therapy in San Diego is one way to successfully reduce the effects of aging and menopause. It’s only natural to wonder whether or not HRT is right for you. The good news is that hormone therapy has come a long way in the last few years, and more women are choosing HRT to improve their health.
A few things to consider before you begin hormone replacement therapy
How Do I Know if I Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is used to treat a wide variety of symptoms relating to hormone imbalances and menopause. Women who suffer from severe hot flashes, insomnia and depression relating to menopause often find relief with HRT.
Women who have had a hysterectomy may also use HRT if their body is no longer producing adequate hormones on its own.
Furthermore, signs of osteoporosis, painful intercourse and joint pain may also be treated with HRT. If you suffer any of these symptoms it may be time to consider HRT as a treatment option.
Is Hormone Therapy Right For Me?
There are several factors that impact the effectiveness of hormone replacement therapy. For best results, patients should begin hormone therapy in their 50s, as soon as the symptoms of menopause begin. Waiting more than 10 years after the start of menopause, or into your 60s, reduces the effectiveness of HRT and introduces other risks.
Those with a history of heart problems, blood clots or cancer should avoid hormone replacement therapy.
The severity of your symptoms is important. Hormone therapy can be used to reduce the effects of hormone imbalance, but may not eliminate them completely. If you have very severe symptoms, HRT can make menopause significantly easier to deal with. However, if your symptoms are not severe, it may not provide sufficient improvement to justify the means.
Sarapy Clinic in La Jolla
If you believe that hormone replacement therapy could be right for you, contact the Sarapy Clinic today. Schedule a consultation and Dr. Sarah K. Ghayouri will discuss your symptoms with you as well as recommend treatment options.
If you’ve already tried over-the-counter treatments and other options and nothing has worked, hormone therapy could be the natural next step in relieving your symptoms of severe menopause.
The sooner you get started, the better your results may be. At Sarapy Clinic, we can help you reduce the effects of aging and make the most of your menopause- and post-menopause years with this simple and effective treatment. Please contact us today.