Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause is the government approval treatment services specially to make relief from Menopausal symptoms. Osteoporosis prevention is proved and approved by Hormonal Therapy. HRT uses female hormones such as Estrogens and progestogens to cure Menopause and aging symptoms.

Types of Hormonal Therapy (HT):

There are 2 types of Hormonal Therapy (HT) treatments which are processed depending on the patient condition.

ET - Estrogen Therapy: Estrogen hormone provides relief to the various menopause symptoms.ET is prescribed for the women who are facing hysterectomy problems.

EPT - Estrogen Progestogen Therapy: This is a combination of estrogen and pregestogen therapy. In this process, progestogen is added to ET to protect from uterus cancer (endometrial) which is caused due to estrogens only.

Symptoms of Menopause:

  • Lower levels of estrogens at menopause.
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleeping disorders.
  • Vaginal Dryness

Stages of Menopause:

  • Perimenopause: Perimenopause also known as Menopause Transition is the span of starting stage of periods and 1 year after the final mensuration period.
  • Menopause: Generally, Menopause is confirmed 1 year after the final menstrual stage.
  • Postmenopause: All the years after menopause stage are known as Postmenopause.

Benefits of Hormone replacement therapy for menopause:

Menopause and HRT reduces various chronic diseases which affects postmenopause in women.  When a person undergoes HRT, they can get relief from the below listed conditions.

  • Diabetics
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hot Flushes
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Night Sweats
  • Bone loss
  • Improves sleep
  • Sexual Relations

It even improves quality of life by improving health and making our body fit and healthy.

Risk Factors of Hormonal Therapy:

Hormonal Therapy risks are lower in younger women when compared to women with the age of 50-70. It is said that women who gone through ET are having more benefits and risks compared to women who underwent EPT.

  • Cardiovascular Heart Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Cholecystitis
  • Anxiety or Depression

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Side Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause:

HRT affects human body in several ways. The major conditions are listed below.

  • Bleeding breakthroughs
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Bloating
  • Nausea

Who cannot get Hormone Replacement Therapy?

People who are affected with these following conditions are exceptional to go through Hormone replacement therapy for menopause. 

  • Blood clots
  • Cancer
  • Heart Diseases
  • Liver Defects
  • Heart Attack
  • During pregnancy time or expecting pregnancy

Alternative Process if a Person cannot take Hormonal Therapy:

A person may not undergo hormone replacement therapy due to the variety of reasons. But, they can surely control menopause and reduce its risk factors by following the below methods.

  • Follow a proper diet with organic foods.
  • Add more veggies, leafy vegetables, fruits in daily routine.
  • Drink more liquids such as Water, vegetable and fruit juices and other healthy beverages.
  • Avoid stored, packed and ready-made foods.
  • Stop eating junk food, drinking cool drinks.
  • Limit Alcohol consumption and smoking.
  • Reduce caffeine content foods and beverages.
  • Do Exercise for at least 1 hour every day. Your exercises may include yoga, gym, breathing exercises and perform relaxation exercises such as meditation.

Alternative Medical Approaches for Hormonal Therapy:

Consult doctors to get the healthy and best treatments which are listed below without any major side-effects. The listed treatments are Ayurvedic and natural therapy's which works effectively throughout the life.

  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture
  • Tai chi

These cannot be performed by own or with the help of family. These treatments need experts, and there are various centers where the therapy treatment is continued.

Tips to Reduce Risk Factors caused due to Hormonal Therapy:

Consult Doctor and discuss the strategies which may reduce risk of Hormone replacement therapy for menopause.

  • Know the best product and the treatment method for HT.
  • Check for the dose and minimize the medication levels to avoid over dose.
  • Get regular checkups to know the benefits of HT.
  • Practice the healthy life style and follow good food habits with a healthy diet.

Is Hormonal Therapy is Good or Bad:

The Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause purely depends on the age and the health issues a person carrying. Consult Doctor in private and discuss about the symptoms, health conditions you are facing. Whether the hormonal therapy is good or bad depends on the patient's health condition, food habits, age and the opted lifestyle by them. Treatment and Medical recommendations for every individual depend on the health conditions, health diseases, defects they are carrying. The health treatments and Hormonal Therapy will change accordingly for everyone. If the major precautions are taken at the right time, then risk factors can be reduced. Always, remember to take second opinion before starting the treatment of Hormone replacement therapy for menopause. Be Healthy! Stay Happy!

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Author's Bio: Ashreetha Pendkar Is a Healthcare writer, trainer and Digital marketing expert, she loves to read healthcare content and spreading her words about the importance of the health to near & dears.