Hormone Replacement Therapy
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy for you?
Are you wondering if you could be having menopausal symptoms?
- Do you have hot flashes?
- Night sweats?
- Mood swings?
- Joint pain?
- Muscle pain?
- Trouble sleeping?
- Irregular periods?
- Vaginal dryness?
- Vaginal burning?
- Painful Intercourse?
- Decreased libido?
These are all symptoms that can occur when you enter the perimenopause time period. This is caused by a decrease in production of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone from your ovaries. These symptoms can occur before during and after menopause.
Menopause is officially defined as a point in time when a women’s period has stopped for an entire year. This is a natural event that occurs in all women. Periods may stop and start with no particular pattern over this time that the hormones are changing.
A woman may have any combination of a few or all the symptoms above. If this starts to interfere with daily activities, or relationships, there are options for treatment. Simple changes can be to increase the amount of exercise, quit smoking, eat well, avoid alcohol and create calm non caffeinated habits before bedtime. If the behavioral changes do not help these problems there are natural supplements and prescription medications, or hormone replacement therapy, that are readily available to you. It is important to understand your options. It is also important to discuss them in detail with us so that together we can decide which would be the best option for you depending on your symptoms and your health.
We are more than happy to help you with this time that can cause so much misery and personally understand what it is like to help turn it around and feel better.
If you are experiencing hormone changes call Arizona Women’s Care and ask for a consultation to discuss menopause and your symptoms.