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Things you need to know about Women Hormone Replacement

Postby KristenSwan on Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:32 am

As women age, levels of the female hormone (estrogen and progesterone) begin to decline, which usually leads to menopause. Menopause is a common condition when women’s periods stop, and their ovaries can no longer produce estrogen and progesterone. Usually, it occurs in the late 40s or early 50s. In the United States, the average age of menopause is 51.

Women hormone replacement therapy is effective in relieving the menopausal symptoms. It can be taken as estrogen-only or a combination of progesterone and estrogen. There are many ways of taking HRT – vaginal creams, gels, skin patches, pessaries, vaginal rings, and tablets.

Today, many doctors recommend HRT to women with menopause. However, it is not recommended for women over 60, but those who have started HRT earlier need not stop when turning 60.

Generally, doctors tell that hormone replacement therapy is safe if taken for relieving the menopausal symptoms. Still, patients should visit their general practitioners regularly for assessments.

Quick facts about women hormone replacement therapy:

    30% less likely to die than those who have not taken HRT
    36% less likely to have coronary calcium score that increases heart attack risk by ten folds.
    “50% women over the age of 50 suffer a bone fracture due to osteoporosis”, National Osteoporosis Foundation. HRT restores estrogen to a high level to protect bones from fracture and osteoporosis, thus stopping bone loss.

Usually, HRT can be started as soon as you begin to experience the menopausal symptoms, which include:

    Hot flashes
    Sleep problems
    Urinary incontinence
    Decreased libido
    Urinary tract infections
    Depression and mood swings
    Vaginal dryness and pain during sex

There are several types of HRTs available, and your doctor can help you in choosing the best one for your condition.
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Re: Things you need to know about Women Hormone Replacement

Postby meddcare on Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:31 am

This is something new to me!
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