Hormone replacement therapy works by replacing female hormones in women or male hormones in men with the ones that the body is no longer able to produce on its own. As women go through menopause, the reduction in the production of estrogen can result in hot flashes and other negative menopausal symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy has been shown to minimize some of the symptoms and has also been linked to long-term health benefits, including preventing heart disease and dementia.
There are many other benefits of hormone replacement therapy. The benefits vary depending on the amount of hormones you take as well as the method you use for taking them. This is considered to be the best way to relieve troublesome symptoms associated with menopause, such as night sweats. Estrogen has also been shown to minimize other symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, discomfort or burning. Estrogen replacements have also been shown to be beneficial in preventing osteoporosis.
For many women, the benefits of hormone replacement therapy far outweigh any risk, especially if the women are healthy outside of having menopausal symptoms. It has been clearly shown to be an effective way to moderate hot flashes and is effective for women who have lost bone mass and cannot tolerate or do not benefit from other treatments.
As was mentioned at the outset, hormone replacement therapy works for men and women. Men who are experiencing erectile dysfunction, low libido, muscle loss, lack of energy and a whole host of other symptoms may benefit from hormone replacement therapy as well.
It is best to talk to our team at The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana about any symptoms you are experiencing and have them work with you to create a hormone replacement therapy treatment plan that is right for you. We understand that hormone therapy is not one-size-fits-all, so we create a customized regimen for every patient. Adjustments can be made as needed, and our team will help you every step of the way.
The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana has offices in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about hormone replacement therapy!