Benefits of Hormone Therapy for Women
The debate about the benefits versus the risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has raged for more than a decade, since data from the Women’s Health Initiative was first published in July 2002.
Now, several articles published in the June 2012 issue of Climacteric, the journal of the International Menopause Society, have concluded that the benefits of hormone replacement therapy outweigh the risk for women who begin HRT near menopause.
Symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, decreased libido, disturbed sleeping, depression, weight gain, vaginal dryness, concentration and memory difficulties.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (also called Natural Hormone Therapy) refers to the use of hormones identical to those that our body made when it was younger. They are compounded by a specialized pharmacy to match the unique needs of an individual. The purpose of BHRT is to restore hormonal balance eliminate symptoms and give the protective benefits to the heart, bones, and brain that were originally provided by the naturally occurring hormone.
Bio-Identical hormone replacement can be administered in creams, injections, and sublingual troches. This will be dependent on whichever option the doctor and you decide will work best for your lifestyle.
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