Our physician may offer hormone replacement therapy for a variety of health issues. If you have never heard of hormone replacement before, then you might wonder what this treatment includes. This therapy is an appropriate treatment for females who are experiencing menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, excessive perspiration or extreme fatigue. This type of treatment is also appropriate for women after the menopause phase. This is the time when menstruation has ceased for at least 12 months in a row.
The detrimental problems from menopause can also include other health issues such as losing bone mass or having severe hair loss from the scalp. Hormone replacement therapy is always customized for our patients, and the level of hormones that are required can change occasionally. In addition to a complete physical examination to determine if a woman has any other health problems such as heart disease or diabetes mellitus, our physician will collect blood samples to check the level of hormones in your body.
The thyroid gland is also affected by changes in the female hormone levels, so our physician will also check the hormone levels of this gland to determine if other medications are required.
How Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Beneficial?
In the past, there wasn’t much that a woman could do for her menopause symptoms, but today, it is possible for a female to overcome her discomfort along with preventing serious health ramifications. The loss of bone that can occur during menopause can lead to fractures of the hips or vertebrae as a woman ages. When a woman loses hair on her scalp, it can lead to anxiety or depression.
The excessive perspiration and hot flashes can make it nearly impossible for a woman to sleep, but the lack of sleep can affect the brain and body in several ways. The lack of sufficient hormones in the female body can also reduce the libido, and this can cause intimacy issues. Here are some of the benefits from using our customized hormone replacement therapy:
• Avoiding gaining weight
• Preventing dry and itchy skin
• Reducing hot flashes
• Reducing mood swings
• Preventing intimacy issues
• Increasing mental clarity
• Preventing bone loss
• Reducing migraines
With hormone replacement therapy, a woman’s daily life is improved. Our physician will use a woman’s blood test results to mix the proper hormones for her body. It can take a few weeks or months to notice the changes from hormone replacement therapy, and a woman must return to our office occasionally for new blood tests. Visit Quench Wellness in Chicago to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!