Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for Post Menopausal Women

You may hear about the term (hormone replacement therapy) or (HRT), so what does it mean specifically?

Hormonal replacement therapy is a therapy where types of specific hormones happen as a replacement of the defect of the hormones that the woman experiences during the menopause to boost them, as this stage the ovaries no longer produce high levels of estrogen and progesterone. That is considered an effective method for enhancing women’s health. By shedding the light on the contents of hormonal replacement therapy, we will find that it contains both estrogen and progesterone, while some types contain only estrogen. Sometimes they contain testosterone that can improve mood, energy levels, and libido.

That does not mean that women after menopause are only the ones who can use it, It can be a medical plan for young women.
Sometimes the hormones are out of balance, and as a result of that, they may be some symptoms like being unattractive, tired and losing the motivation sense. At that point (HRT) is considered a customized treatment plan that restores the defect of hormone levels, scientifically, HRT for young women can provide benefits like decreasing the risk of having heart disease, breast cancer, and bone problems.

Also, women without a uterus (that had undergone a hysterectomy) are offered to use HRT after having their uterus removed. This replaces the defect of some of the hormones the ovaries used to produce which relieves any menopausal symptoms that can happen. As it may happen in the stage that is called ovarian failure.

There are different types and forms of the bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for menopause:

While there are two main hormones regarding the contents of the HRT which are estrogen and progesterone.

  • Estrogen present in the forms of;* Nasal spray. Skin gel, that is put onto the thigh or belly. It can also be presented in the form of pills or tablets, that are taken by mouth.
  • Vaginal rings, creams, or vaginal tablets can provide help regarding dryness and pain with sexual intercourse. *Progesterone that is presented in the form of; Vaginal creams, suppositories
  • Tablets that are taken by mouth
  • Intrauterine device or intrauterine system – It is also another form of HRT (combined ) (estrogen and progestogen) – for women who still have their uterus.

The easiest way of taking HRT and the most common form is the tablet either can be combined or contains estrogen only, which is considered after excluding the history of any chronic diseases. Gel form also is considered the best type and the safest one if there is a history of chronic disease. Scientifically hormone therapy is recommended follow individual test result of hormone check

By Shedding the light on which type of hormonal replacement therapy will be best for you, it is recommended to start with a hormone check-up. Follow your own result, the doctor will help recommend the further types and doses that may suitable for you based on your conditions.

Rawai, Phuket, and Laguna are the best areas where there are great professional doctors that you can consult to discuss with them the best types of hormonal replacement therapy for you.

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