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Everything You Need To Know About Women Hormone Replacement Therapy

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    Everything You Need To Know About Women Hormone Replacement Therapy

    As women age, levels of the female hormone (estrogen and progesterone) begin to decline, which usually leads to menopause. Menopause is a common condition when women’s periods stop, and their ovaries can no longer produce estrogen and progesterone. Usually, it occurs in the late 40s or early 50s. In the United States, the average age of menopause is 51.
    Women hormone replacement therapy is effective in relieving the menopausal symptoms. It can be taken as estrogen-only or a combination of progesterone and estrogen. There are many ways of taking HRT – vaginal creams, gels, skin patches, pessaries, vaginal rings, and tablets.

    Quick facts about women hormone replacement therapy:
    • 30% less likely to die than those who have not taken HRT
    • 36% less likely to have coronary calcium score that increases heart attack risk by ten folds.
    • “50% women over the age of 50 suffer a bone fracture due to osteoporosis”, National Osteoporosis Foundation. HRT restores estrogen to a high level to protect bones from fracture and osteoporosis, thus stopping bone loss.
    Usually, HRT can be started as soon as you begin to experience the menopausal symptoms, which include:
    • Hot flashes
    • Sleep problems
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Decreased libido
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Depression and mood swings
    • Vaginal dryness and pain during sex
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