If you are a woman who is getting older, you may be experiencing abnormal levels of your sex hormones. This can lead to a wide range of symptoms that have you looking for your treatment options. Hormone therapy has helped women who are suffering from abnormal hormone fluctuations that can lead to symptoms like insomnia, hot flashes, loss of muscle mass, and osteoporosis.
Female Hormone Replacement Therapy
The time of your life when you normally cease having menstrual periods is known as menopause. This condition occurs when your ovaries stop making a hormone called estrogen that governs your menstrual cycle. When you go through menopause, it means that you have reached the end of your reproductive years. Women go through menopause at an average age of 51 years.
During menopause, or leading up to it, you may experience a number of symptoms. For some women, the symptoms are mild, while others experience severe symptoms. You may experience hot flashes, which is a sudden experience of heat rushing to your face and upper body. This experience can last for several minutes or longer. Some women only experience their symptoms a few times monthly, while others have them on a daily basis. Other symptoms include difficulty sleeping, waking up before your normal time, or night sweats that can interfere with your sleep.
Your Hormone Therapy Appointment
If you would like to find out if hormone therapy would make a good treatment choice for you, please reach out and make an appointment with the Institute of Women’s Health. At our convenient locations in San Antonio, TX, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be happy to explain your options in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!