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Who is a Good Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy

Quite a few of our patients ask about hormone replacement therapy. Deciding to use hormone replacement therapy is a very personal decision that you should not take lightly. You should only make it after consulting with us and considering your family medical history and health, your menopausal status, and how severe your menopause symptoms are.

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone replacement is a type of treatment that can help to restore your hormone levels that have decreased both during and after menopause. Estrogen and progesterone are the most commonly used hormones that patients supplement with, although other hormones like DHEA and testosterone are used as well.

Age and proximity are two key factors to consider when you are contemplating hormone replacement therapy for the treatment of menopause symptoms. Studies have found that patients who respond best are those who undergo therapy when they are under the age of 60 or within a decade of developing menopause.

Women within a decade of developing menopause and who are under the age of 60 may have benefits for bone health and cardiovascular health, as well as a reduced risk for developing diabetes. Studies have also found that hormone replacement therapy can improve women’s cognitive health.

Good Candidates for Hormone Therapy

You may want to consider undergoing hormone replacement therapy if you are suffering from severe menopausal symptoms that have lowered your quality of life. Good candidates have experienced early menopause, have a family history of colon cancer or osteoporosis, and have menopausal symptoms that include sleep problems, headaches, and night sweats.

Take a moment to book a consultation at RejuvaWell so that you can find out if you are a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy. Our office is located in Austin, TX. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started.