When it comes to going through menopause, it can be an uncomfortable time for many women. Night sweats, hot flashes and low sex drive are all common symptoms that can lead to anxiety and low mood. But you don’t have to let these body changes ruin your confidence or stop you from living life to the fullest.
That’s where Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) comes in. This is a treatment that can help to ease the stress of menopause and guide you towards a happy and healthy future.
Exploring the advantages of HRT
Stop hot flashes and night sweats
One of the most common symptoms of menopause is experiencing hot flashes. This is the sudden feeling of heat on the face, which causes the body to sweat. It’s the kind of experience that can be really disruptive if it’s happening in the middle of the night.
HRT can help to reduce hot flashes and in most cases, women can stop the treatment after two to five years.
Help to manage depression
Certain studies have shown that HRT may help to ward off severe depression in postmenopausal women. One study highlighted that women who were treated with hormones were less likely to experience symptoms of depression than women in the study who were given a placebo.
If you’ve found that you’ve experienced depression, then it’s worth having an honest conversation with a specialist to ensure that HRT is the right treatment for you.
Protect against osteoporosis
After going through menopause, the levels of the female hormone oestrogen may decrease. In this scenario, the strength in your bones can also decrease and lead to a condition called osteoporosis.
People who suffer from this ailment are more likely to break their bones and HRT is prescribed to help strengthen bone structure. There are different types of osteoporosis hormone treatment that can be prescribed based on specific circumstances.
One example is sequential combined therapy, which involves taking oestrogen and progestogen separately. Oestrogen is usually taken continually, while progestogen is taken for around 12 days per month. This causes a bleed that is like a menstrual period.
Another form of HRT is continuous combined therapy, with oestrogen and progestogen taken constantly throughout the month and stops a bleed from happening. Usually, this is only prescribed when you are at least one year past menopause to stop the risk of uneven bleeding.
Regulate polycystic ovaries syndrome
Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that can have a negative effect on your periods and fertility. Women who have this condition have larger than normal ovaries with a higher number of follicles and this may cause symptoms such as irregular periods and weight loss.
In some cases, hormone replacement therapy can help to regulate the condition and it’s worth consulting our HRT experts to discover more about how PCOS can be treated.
Learn more about HRT
Whether you’re going through menopause or simply want to learn more about hormone treatment therapy, we have a wealth of information available. Be sure to contact us on 020 7584 4777 or book an online consultation.