Estrogen Replacement Therapies

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Treatment for Menopause

HRT for Women

Hormone Replacement Therapy for women, also known as Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT), is a treatment for menopausal symptoms. Your age, family medical history, personal medical history, and the severity of your menopausal symptoms may all influence whether you should take an estrogen treatment.

As you start to go through menopause, your body’s ovaries stop making the same amount of estrogen and progesterone as they once did. Changes in these hormone levels can cause discomfort and a number of other symptoms.

“Systemic estrogen therapy remains the most effective treatment for the relief of troublesome menopausal hot flashes and night sweats.”

Mayo Clinic

The following are some of the most common menopause symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Feeling cold
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Discomfort during sex
  • Feeling the need to urinate
  • Problems sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Petulance
  • Dry skin
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth

Hormone therapy (HT) is a treatment that increases your body’s hormone levels, while also alleviating many of the worst symptoms of menopause.

While receiving estrogen therapy, your doctor prescribes a small dosage amount of estrogen to be taken every day as a tablet or patch. Estrogen is also available as a cream, a vaginal ring, a gel, or a spray.

Estrogen is important for a variety of bodily activities, including:

  • Thickening the uterus lining; making it more conducive to implanting a fertilized egg.
  • Effects how calcium, a vital bone-building mineral, is used by your body.
  • Cholesterol levels - Aids in the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
  • Vagina Health - Maintains the health of your vaginal area.
  • Osteoporosis Prevention - Helps in the prevention of osteoporosis. - Traumatic injury to the testicles.

Consult your doctor about the advantages and disadvantages of estrogen hormone therapy, as well as the various types of HT and potential alternative therapies.

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Estrogen Replacement Therapy FAQ

Does estrogen replacement therapy cause weight gain?

Some women fear that taking HRT for estrogen causes weight gain. However, there is no scientific evidence to back this up. During menopause, women often put on extra pounds, although this is common regardless of whether you use HRT.

Source: nhs.uk

Does estrogen therapy help with weight loss?

According to some studies, estrogen hormone treatment raises a woman's resting metabolic rate. This may aid in the slowing of weight gain. In addition, a lack of estrogen may cause the body to utilize carbs and blood sugar inefficiently, increasing fat accumulation and making weight loss more difficult.

Source: webmd.com

How does estrogen therapy work?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a menopausal treatment that uses female hormones. During menopause, your body stops producing estrogen, so you take a prescription to replace it. The treatment is used to replace the estrogen that your body stops producing throughout menopause. Hormone treatment is most frequently used to treat menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal pain.

What are the benefits of estrogen therapy?

While there are many benefits for women undergoing HRT, the key reasons for treatment include:
  1. Relieving menopause symptoms
  2. Improving vaginal dryness and soreness
  3. Helping overall ovary function
  4. Boosting bone health

Does estrogen replacement therapy cause cancer?

Yes, estrogen hormone replacement treatment may raise the chance of developing breast, ovarian, or womb cancer. However, the increased risk is minor. For most people, the advantages HRT offers far exceed any associated risks. Chat to your doctor about your choices, especially if you're at a greater risk of developing cancer.

Is estrogen replacement therapy safe?

Estrogen replacement therapy is a safe, short-term treatment option for menopausal women. However, before HRT is prescribed, make sure you review your medical history with your healthcare provider.

What happens when you start taking estrogen?

One of the first changes your body makes is that your skin becomes more dry and thinner than usual. Additionally, your pores shrink and your skin's oil production decreases. You may also become more prone to bruises or cuts. Finally, the scent of your perspiration and urine is noticeably different in the first few weeks.

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