Hormone Replacement In Women

Overview

About 45 million women in the usa are either menopausal, or peri-menopausal, and a large number post-menopausal due to declining hormonal status of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels. Back to Top

Symptoms

A wide variety of symptoms arise which include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Complication vaginal itching and infections
  • Urinary frequency
  • Dry flaking skin
  • Decreased memory
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased cholesterol levels
  • Increased wrinkles
  • Loss of libido
  • Weakness
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Osteoporosis
  • Decreased attention span

Bio-identical hormone replacement is also protective against breast cancer, as well as protective effects on the heart from bio-identical estrogen therapy. Women with breast cancer history have a lower mortality when taking bio identical estrogen and progesterone. Back to Top

Management

At Houston Wellness we usually advocate taking aromatase inhibitors with your replacement therapy, and testing your urine for good and bad estrogen metabolites. In the case of you forming pro- cancer or bad metabolites, we will help you to convert your estrogen into protective metabolites. Progesterone tends to decline earlier and faster than estrogen. Replacement is extremely important since even though declines occur in both, the greater decline in estrogen Results in estrogen dominance, which may give rise to irritability, insomnia, severe headaches including migraine, fluid retention and many more adverse symptoms. This balancing of the estrogen-progesterone has a calming effect, a lowering of cholesterol (especially ldl) effect, and helps maintain normal blood sugar.

We at Houston Wellness have the capability of testing sex hormone levels either with saliva, spot urine, 24-hour urine or serum testing. If you have changes in menstruation, and are developing symptoms as mentioned above, with the most troublesome being weight gain, onset of headaches, weakness or hot flashes and night sweats. Let us help you correct your waning hormonal levels with testing and bio-identical hormone replacement. Due to many reasons, we prefer daily creams with cycling of hormones, which mimics the normal menstrual cycle. Back to Top

Learn more about how the Houston Wellness Clinic manages Hormone Replacement In Women.

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