Is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Right for You?
If you are considering hormone replacement therapy, you are not alone.
Symptoms of menopause can vary from woman to woman. Some women have mild symptoms that resolve in a few months while others have severe symptoms that persist indefinitely.
Even though menopause is a natural body process that all women experience at some point in their lifetime, this does not mean that we should not treat it in order to make the transition easier. Many women find that hormone replacement therapy does just that.
Benefits of HRT may Include:
- Improved skin health and appearance
- Increased energy
- Improved memory
- Better sleep
- Improved mood and quality of life
- Improved sexual desire
- Improved recovery from exercise and activity
- Reduced depression
- Decreased vaginal dryness
- Improved muscle tone and strength
- Decreased risk of heart disease
- Improved cholesterol levels
- Reduced osteoporosis
- Decreased hot flashes
- Decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Timeline for Results
Most women will experience results quickly. Although everyone is different, here is what you can generally expect:
Around Week 1: Hot flashes are usually resolved first. You may notice an improvement in as little as a few days.
Around Weeks 2 & 3: You should notice a decrease in anxiety, irritability, and experience an improvement in mood. Hot flashes also continue to diminish, and you may notice improved sleep.
Around Weeks 3 & 4: Most patients start noticing dramatic differences. Most if not all of menopausal symptoms have resolved.
Around Weeks 5 & 6: You may begin to notice physical changes when you look in the mirror such as weight loss, less hair loss, and improved skin health. These changes may be even more noticeable over time.
Take out self assessment to see if you may be a candidate for hormone balancing or replenishment.
Our HRT Clinic in Columbus, GA
At 1513 Anti-Aging & Weight Loss®, we aim to provide a professional but relaxed environment for the evaluation and treatment of pre-menopausal and menopausal symptoms. We want to make the experience as easy and convenient as possible including in house labs. We evaluate you, the patient, as a whole, not just treating lab values like some other hormone clinics.
Our initial evaluation includes a medical history, complete physical, and extensive lab panel to rule out other possible causes of the symptoms you are experiencing. Visit our FAQs page to learn more.
Find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Call (706) 801-4132 to schedule your appointment today.