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How HRT Can Help With Menopause

How HRT Can Help With Menopause

Hot flashes that soak you through. Insomnia that lasts for days. Weight gain no matter what you do. All these and more are symptoms of menopause — and it’s no secret that they can make life downright unpleasant.

Menopause is a natural biological process, but severe symptoms can seriously affect your quality of life. The good news is that while menopause is inevitable, suffering the symptoms doesn’t have to be.

Katie Ostrom, MD, and our team specialize in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause symptoms. HRT rebalances your hormone levels during menopause, so you can feel like yourself again. Here’s how it works.

HRT can relieve your most severe menopause symptoms

Perimenopause and menopause are brought on by hormonal changes. Estrogen and progesterone are the two primary female hormones, and they naturally start declining as early as age 40.

Lower hormone levels impact your menstrual cycle, make you less fertile, and bring your reproductive years to a close. Unfortunately, these hormonal fluctuations impact your body in a number of other ways too.

Some of the most common perimenopause and menopause symptoms are:

If you have moderate to severe symptoms, you could be a candidate for HRT. By regulating your hormone levels, HRT can relieve some of the most intense menopausal symptoms.

HRT treats menopause symptoms at the source

Menopause symptoms can be so intense that they disrupt your daily life. Certain lifestyle changes, like regular exercise and a healthy diet, can minimize your symptoms — but lifestyle changes aren’t enough for every woman.

Since most menopause symptoms are directly linked to declining estrogen levels, HRT can be a very effective treatment. HRT typically includes estrogen and progesterone to supplement your body with the hormones it's no longer producing on its own.

Rebalancing estrogen levels with HRT can improve menopause symptoms and make this transitional stage of your life more comfortable.

HRT is customizable to your needs

Every woman’s experience in menopause is different, and HRT is customizable to meet your unique needs. If you’re affected by severe menopause symptoms, Dr. Ostrom and our team can determine if HRT is a good option for you.

We review your medical history and your symptoms to develop an HRT treatment program. In general, we recommend taking the lowest dose of hormones you need to see relief for the shortest amount of time possible.

HRT is available in a variety of forms, including pills, skin patches, topical creams, and vaginal rings. The best method for you depends on your symptoms. As long as you’re on HRT, we monitor your health and adjust your dosage as needed.

Don’t let menopause symptoms get the better of you. Find out how HRT could offer some much-needed relief. Call our Homer, Alaska, office at 907-435-0555 or request your first appointment online now.

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