Hormone Replacement Therapy – HRT

Is HRT Safe?

“As you get close to menopause, your ovaries make less estrogen and progesterone, the two hormones that control your monthly cycle.

These hormones also affect the health of your bones, your heart, and your vagina.

Replacing these hormones with versions made in a lab (called hormone replacement therapy, or HRT) can ease some symptoms of menopause, but it’s important to understand both the benefits and risks — and discuss them with your doctor — before deciding if HRT is right for you.

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HRT

Millions of women use Hormone Replacement Therapy to combat the symptoms of menopause

Will HRT Help You?

Benefits of HRT

Hormone replacement therapy can:

Its effects on your health after menopause may be even more important. Studies show that HRT can:

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Bioidentical Hormones

“These are man-made versions of estrogen and progesterone. They’re the same, chemically, as your hormones.

Some are made by drug companies and have been approved by the FDA.”

Source: WEBMD

How To Stay Healthy While On Hormone Replacement Therapy

Exercise Is Your Best Friend

Getting exercise is an important part of daily life; it helps keep us fit and well and makes us feel better. Growing older should be no excuse for stopping an exercise regime, and in fact it is more important than ever to exercise as we age.

While taking hormone replacement therapy, getting exercise is particularly valuable; taking extra hormones such as HRT can sometimes have adverse effects. For example they may feel irritable with associated mood swings or they may feel they are gaining weight, all because of the relentless fluctuation in hormone levels. Although there is no definite research to prove taking HRT makes a woman put on weight, getting exercise can often make certain she feels better about herself.  

Our metabolism usually slows down quite significantly as we get older, which means that even if we have always been slim naturally when younger, we often find it more of a struggle as we get older.  Women who have never had this problem may find adjusting their calorie intake to suit their body difficult.

Exercising when you are taking HRT doesn’t need to be strenuous. You don’t have to join a gym, have the mindset of a triathlete, or get obsessive about it. All you need to do is get in a positive state of mind and tell yourself you are going to take a small amount of exercise every week or, even better, every day.

Walking can be one of the best forms of exercise, and establishing some walking in your everyday routine lets you get a surprising level of exercise. 

Walking to work, if possible, is a good way to integrate exercise into your daily life. It’s most effective if it takes at least twenty minutes, but any amount is great. If walking to work is not a good option, and you own a dog, walking the dog is not only good for you but also your dog.

Swimming is also a high-quality exercise to do when taking hormone replacement therapy. Swimming exercises almost all of the body. You’ll find your body and energy tones up quickly, if you can make do with fitting in a swimming session three times a week, 

Taking even a small amount of exercise will also help smooth out mood swings or feelings of depression you may be experiencing, since exercise releases natural feel good chemicals, endorphins, into the bloodstream, that make us feel much better. Working out also lowers your risk for osteoporosis and high blood pressure, so why wait? Start this week and reap the benefits.

Ask yourself, are you suffering from any of the following?

  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of sleep/insomnia
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Irritability
  • Loss of muscle
  • Dry skin

Every day, millions of women suffer from uncomfortable, debilitating symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances due to

perimenopause, menopause and post menopause.

This hormone imbalance may cause feelings of depression, anxiety, fatigue, hot flashes, insomnia, lack of sex drive or just a constant under-the-weather feeling. The major hormones in women that typically need replacement are Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone and sometimes Human Growth Hormone.

You don’t have to live in misery! Like any other medical condition, you need to contact a specialist to diagnose and treat the problem. Diagnosing and treating hormone deficiencies and imbalances in women requires the attention of a physician specializing in adult female hormone replacement therapy.

Every woman is an individual, and likewise, will have to be treated as an individual. This is why all patients seen by a Maximum Sustained Performance managed physician are given a physical examination and comprehensive advanced lab work to determine hormone levels.

Additionally, your physician will take into consideration your individual medical history, symptoms and labs to determine the correct treatment protocol tailored specifically for you.

What are the Risks of HRT?
research has shown that the benefits can be greater than the risks for many women. But HRT may still raise your chances of:

  • Endometrial cancer, if you take estrogen without progestin and you still have your uterus
  • Blood clots
  • Stroke
  • Breast cancer

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We recommend giving your body a few weeks to get used to being on your treatment, please also keep in mind Individual results will vary.

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