Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is used to treat menopausal symptoms. HRT medication contains female hormones that your body has stopped producing. By replacing these hormones, HRT can reduce the occurrence of some symptoms like hot flashes.
Menopause marks the end of menstruation and is an inevitable stage of reproductive life for every woman. When your body reaches menopause and stops producing estrogen, you may experience symptoms or physical changes that disrupt your daily life. These symptoms usually last for 5 to 10 years, and most women simply tolerate them. But there is another solution which could be right for you. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can reduce bothersome menopausal symptoms by replacing the hormones your body has stopped producing. With customized hormone replacement therapy from Okojie Wellness, you’ll be supported to live your best life.
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Menopause Symptoms and HRT
During menopause, a woman’s body stops producing estrogen causing an array of frustrating symptoms. Every woman is affected by menopause in some way, and while the average age to start menopause is 51, some experience it prematurely.
During menopause, women experience symptoms and physical changes, including:
Thinning of the vaginal walls
Trouble sleeping and/or insomnia
Infections of the bladder or vagina
Aches, pains, or abnormal skin sensations
Cognitive changes such as memory loss
Changes in mood
Reduced sex drive
Abnormal hair growth
Itchy or dry eyes
HRT replaces the hormones your body no longer produces, thereby reducing your menopausal symptoms to help you feel better and live better.
Who Can Benefit From HRT?
Women Experiencing Menopausal Symptoms
Menopausal symptoms can disrupt your sleeping and waking life. If you’re experiencing common menopausal symptoms like moderate to severe hot flashes or night sweats, then HRT could be the right treatment for you. HRT can provide relief from these troublesome and frustrating symptoms. Unlike treatments that mask or dull menopausal symptoms, HRT treats their cause.
Women Experiencing Early Menopause
Most women experience menopause around the age of 51. Others stop having a period when they’re 45 or younger. If you’re experiencing premature menopause, then HRT could be the right treatment to support your body and prevent common menopausal symptoms.
Women with Estrogen Deficiency
HRT, specifically estrogen replacement therapy, can protect against a bone disease called osteoporosis. If you’re at risk of bone loss or fractures or you’re estrogen-deficient, then HRT may be a recommended medical treatment for you.
The Added Benefits of HRT
Beyond relieving the symptoms listed above, there are several added benefits of HRT medications.
HRT reduces the risk of diabetes – taking HRT before or during menopause can prevent the development of diabetes.
HRT reduces the risk of osteoporosis- hormone replacement therapy can reduce the risk of osteoporosis by preventing bone density loss and reducing the risk of fractures.
HRT reduces the risk of bowel cancer- there is evidence to support a reduced risk of colorectal cancer when a woman takes HRT.
HRT reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease- When used around menopause, HRT can reduce cardiovascular disease markers.
What Is HRT Used For?
HRT is used to treat menopausal symptoms. HRT medication contains female hormones that your body has stopped producing. By replacing these hormones, HRT can reduce the occurrence of some symptoms like hot flashes.
Why Okojie Wellness?
At Okojie Wellness, we look at your hormones holistically. Our focus is on creating tailored solutions that suit your body's needs because your hormones and symptoms are unique.
Dr. Okojie has a focus on wellness and improving the lives of his patients. So far, he’s treated several hundred patients, providing tailored treatments for hormones and anti-aging. Book your appointment for an initial assessment today.