Both estrogen and progesterone are essential hormones produced by the ovaries to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and help the body process calcium. Estrogen thickens the lining of the uterus to prepare for egg implantation. However, menopause changes all of that. Hormone replacement therapy can help relieve the symptoms of menopause and protects the body from osteoporosis by replenishing the body’s natural hormone supply. Hormone replacement therapy is available in a variety of forms, but pellet hormone replacement therapy is the easiest and is available at MedSpa 22 in Fort Myers.
A Closer Look at Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone therapy has been used to treat menopause and its symptoms for years. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease by bringing estrogen to a healthy level. During menopause, both estrogen and progesterone levels drop and cause the following symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, mood changes, sleep problems, and more. Hormone replacement therapy augments the body’s natural hormone levels.
Did you know that 51 is the average age when signs of menopause start showing? In some women, the most severe symptoms lasted from two to three years. A low-dose hormone treatment can be effective while limiting the risk of complications. Women who have a family history of osteoporosis and have moderate to severe menopausal symptoms are the best candidates for hormone replacement therapy.
Pellet hormone replacement therapy can last for months. This can help avoid small imbalances that may develop using other methods.
Getting Started with Pellet Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pellet hormone replacement therapy is a subcutaneous implant inserted into the body. Once placed under the skin during a quick visit to our office, a treatment of pellet hormone replacement therapy can last for months, giving the patients more options to remember their next dosage.
There are no “cure-all” or “quick-fix” options. It is important to discuss your medical history, symptoms and your expectations for hormone replacement therapy with a healthcare professional. If you’re considering pellet hormone replacement therapy, contact us today at MedSpa 22 in Fort Myers and book a consultation.