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When you started going through menopause, you began to sleep like a baby – waking up every two hours, wet and crying. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, and other symptoms make the change of life unbearable. Fortunately, you do not have to live with discomfort anymore. Women’s hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, safely and effectively restores your body’s natural hormonal balance to reduce the most uncomfortable symptoms of menopause
Doctors have been prescribing HRT to relieve the symptoms of menopause since the 1930s. Today’s synthetic hormones provide safe, effective relief from hot flashes, vaginal dryness, frail bones and other effects of lowered hormone levels associated with the onset of menopause.
Hormones were Great While You Had Them
When you were young, your body produced all the hormones it needed for sexual development, reproduction, pregnancy and other functions. Your ovaries manufactured the estrogen and progesterone that regulated your menstrual cycles, prepared your body for possible pregnancies, and helped you bear your children. In addition to regulating the reproductive system, female sex hormones also support bone density, vaginal moisture, temperature, sleep cycles, heart health and more.
As you age, your ovaries shrink and slow down hormone production until your body no longer has enough estrogen and progesterone for you to get pregnant. Your menstrual cycles grow irregular in frequency, duration, timing and flow. Doctors refer to this as perimenopause. If you are like most women, perimenopause will begin when you are in your 40s.
You will begin to notice symptoms of lowering hormone levels during perimenopause, including hot flashes, sweating, and vaginal dryness. You may not be aware of it, but ebbing hormone levels may be causing you to lose bone density in a condition known as osteoporosis. These signs and symptoms of menopause occur more often and more intense as hormone levels decline.
Going through menopause is more like a ride on a roller coaster than a gentle slide down a hill. Hormone levels decline in spits and sputters, jerking your body and your brain between fertility and infertility every few weeks as hormone levels rise and fall erratically.
Somewhere between the age of 45 and 55, your hormone levels drop to an all-time low and stay there. Your body does not contain enough estrogen and progesterone to become pregnant so your menstrual cycles stop completely. Your doctor would say you are in true menopause when you do not have a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. By that time, symptoms of menopause subside and you adjust to the new normal.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Reduces the Symptoms of Menopause and Perimenopause
The North American Menopause Society calls hot flashes one of the “hallmarks of perimenopause,” affecting as many as three-quarters of all perimenopausal women in the United States. Your hot flashes will likely increase in intensity as you progress through perimenopause, peaking about two years after onset before slowly declining.
Hormone replacement therapy is the only treatment for hot flashes approved by the U.S. government. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also approved HRT for the treatment of two other symptoms of menopause: vaginal dryness and loss of bone density, known as osteoporosis.
Hormone replacement therapy is a bit like topping off your body’s hormonal gas tank as it runs out of petrol – you keep adding in just enough to keep your engine running smoothly until you reach your destination of menopause. Hormone replacement therapy evens out the sharp curves and climbs of the menopausal rollercoaster so you can simply glide into menopause, without the embarrassment of hot flashes, night sweats, and other unpleasant symptoms.
Hormone replacement therapy for women usually contains estrogen, progesterone, and Testosterone. Your doctor will recommend HRT with estrogen alone if you have had a hysterectomy and estrogen with progesterone if you still have your uterus. Progesterone prepares the walls of your uterus for possible implantation of a fertilized egg, so you will not need this hormone if you have had a hysterectomy to remove your uterus.
For best results, begin hormone replacement therapy as soon as symptoms begin to interfere with the quality of your daily – or nightly – life. You do not have to suffer a moment during the years between perimenopause and menopause – HRT provides immediate relief. Furthermore, you will not need to be on HRT forever: medical professionals recommend you use HRT for only a short time, five years or less. That should be plenty of time to smooth out your transition from being a “Fertile Myrtle” to “Blissfully Barren,” that wonderful stage of life when you no longer have to worry about monthly periods or getting pregnant.
Cherry Creek Medical Weight Loss now offers hormone replacement therapy in Denver, CO, to help women reduce symptoms during the onset of menopause. Get off the rollercoaster of menopause today and start sleeping like a baby again – happily and all night long.