Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

During perimenopause or menopause, your body begins to produce lower levels of some hormones: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The lack of these hormones causes debilitating, prolonged symptoms in many women. You don’t have to suffer through this for years! Progressive Health and Rejuvenation can correct your hormonal imbalance, relieving your symptoms and helping you feel younger and more vital.

What Is Female Hormone Therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy for women reduces the frequency and severity of menopausal symptoms, while helping women feel healthier, happier and younger. HRT effectively treats the symptoms of female hormone imbalance, including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, fatigue and difficulty concentrating, for as long as the hormone medicine is taken. Hormone replacement therapy has other benefits, too, including decreasing the risk of some serious health problems like osteoporosis, heart disease and other chronic conditions. And, best of all, you feel younger than you have in years!

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Is Hormone Therapy for Women Safe?

Studies have shown that while starting HRT at the beginning of menopause can help prevent heart disease, taking it for more than five years may increase a woman’s risk of heart disease and breast cancer. Therefore, women who have or are at risk for heart disease should not undergo HRT treatment. While the increased risk for breast cancer from taking HRT is minimal, it is generally recommended that women with a family history of heart disease manage their symptoms with non-hormonal or natural methods.

Forms of HRT for Women

In most cases HRT is administered as a combination of progesterone and estrogen hormone medicine in oral, transdermal or vaginal form. Women who have had hysterectomies take daily doses of estrogen alone. We recommend taking the lowest dose possible to ease your menopausal symptoms while reducing your risk of adverse side effects.

Additional Treatments for Women

Progressive Health and Rejuvenation offers more than female hormone replacement therapy. We can help you optimize your health and well-being with lifestyle changes. Diet, exercise and stress reduction, when combined with HRT, improve your life immensely. You experience a feeling of greater vitality, your sleep improves, your hot flashes decrease or disappear, and you enjoy sex once again.