So, we have evaluated natural ways to balance your hormones so now let’s do an assessment on medical alternatives to help balance your hormones.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help balance estrogen and progesterone levels during or near menopause. There are also many other reasons why a doctor might prescribe supplementary sex hormones.
Below, learn the types of HRT
Hormone treatment can help address a range of issues.
The right combination and dosage of the hormones will depend on the reason for the treatment.
Menopause is not an illness. It is a natural transition from the years in which a female can reproduce to the next phase of life.
Many people go through menopause without requiring any treatment. However, if the transition causes troubling or distracting symptoms, a variety of treatment approaches are available.
Hormones and menopause
Levels of progesterone and estrogen fluctuate throughout each month, in females, contributing to the menstrual cycle.
These levels also change throughout a person’s lifetime.
Levels of estrogen and progesterone start to fall when most females are in their 40s, but menstruation will continue for some time.
Periods may become less regular, and hot flashes and other menopause symptoms may start to appear during this time.
While menstruation continues, it is possible to become pregnant, although the chances reduce with time.
Perimenopause, leads to menopause, usually lasts for around 7 years or longer it can occur for up to 14 years, according to the National Institute on Aging.
Menopause begins 12 months after a person’s last period. On average, this occurs at the age of 52 in the United States. After menopause, it is no longer possible to become pregnant without medical assistance.
Everyone experiences menopause differently, but hot flashes, mood changes, and other symptoms are common.
During this time, HRT can help manage the symptoms.
Menopause begins earlier for some people, and HRT can be helpful if this happens.
People who experience the transition early may:
have had surgery to remove the uterus, ovaries, or both
have some types of cancer
have certain genetic or chromosomal factors
have certain autoimmune diseases
Sometimes, the transition starts early for no clear reason.
Types of HRT
Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
Skin creams and gels
When all potential possibilities are considered, every woman should keep in mind what is in their best interest both physically and emotionally as they go through menopause. While some women believe that alleviating the risks permanently by taking hormone replacement drugs, other will believe that those benefits will not adequately outweigh the risks of taking that drug. Thus, each woman has a mission for the health of her own body. Therefore, menopause and its symptoms will continue to be a challenge to treat for women for some time to come.
Thank you, Connie
Stay tuned for next week’s pro tips. Series 4 hormonal imbalance