Treatments for menopause symptoms are always changing. Hormone therapy has been an ongoing treatment, helping women for decades. Both hormonal and non-hormonal treatments are available, but which type of treatment is right for you?
Hormone therapy often times includes progestin, an estrogen plus hormone that helps to control common symptoms such as heat flashes and mood swings. Progestin has also been known to help lower the risk of endometrial cancer from estrogen (women who have had hysterectomies and do not have a uterus generally only get estrogen). Just one of the hormone therapy treatments that could help you with your symptoms.
There are several ways to receive hormone therapy including pills, skin patches, creams, gels, sprays, or vaginal creams, rings or a suppository. These supplements are very easy to use and can be a great way to treat the symptoms you are experiencing during menopause.
What’s right for you? Yearly screenings can help you work with your doctor to control your menopause symptoms. Contact us to talk to a physician and see if you are a candidate for hormone therapy.Tags: family medicine, family practice, hormone, hormone replacement, hormone replacement therapy, menopause, women, women health, women's health