Our staff is receives a lot of questions on a daily basis regarding HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Which is a great, because any practice specializing in HRT should be open to answering any question regarding their services. We understand that for some, hormone replacement therapy can be intimidating. Women have the right to know what they are putting in their bodies. And anyone considering hormone replacement therapy probably knows how hormones can affect our day to day lives.
What Is HRT?
HRT is an abbreviation for Hormone Replacement Therapy. It is a treatment that restores female hormones back to normal levels. It is a common solution to help treat symptoms associated with menopause due to a natural decline in hormonal levels during this stage of life.
How Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Administered?
There are many types of ways hormone replacement therapy can be administered including tablets, patches, gels, vaginal pessaries, creams, and small pellets that are implanted under the skin every couple of months.
Are There Benefits And Downsides To How HRT Is Administered?
Yes. Our practice specializes primarily in treating hormonal imbalances using pellet therapy. We have found that the creams, gels and patches do not provide the sustained balance that hormone pellet therapy provides over a period of time. In our experience, the results for the patient are much better.
When Do Most Women Start Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Most women experience a significant decrease in female hormones after their final menstrual cycle. This is an ideal time to start hormone replacement therapy program. However, if you are experiencing heavy symptoms associated with menopause, you may benefit from starting before your final period.
What Are Some Of The Menopausal Symptoms HRT Helps Alleviate?
Restoring your hormone levels back to normal will help alleviate a lot of the symptoms associated with menopause. These symptoms include:
- Vaginal Dryness
- Sexual Desire
- Reduction of Hot Flashes
Are There Any Negative Effects Of Using HRT
There are various medical opinions on if hormone replacement therapy has any long term side effects, but nothing has been conclusive. HRT simply restores your hormone levels back to where they were before your body experienced a decrease during menopause.
Does Insurance Cover HRT?
Some insurance providers cover some or all of the costs associated with hormone replacement therapy. Our staff helps provide patients with consultation on exactly what is and is not covered by insurance. We also offer financing options for costs not covered under insurance to help alleviate any out of pocket costs associated with HRT,
Restorative Health Offers 100% Free Initial Consultations For HRT
At Restorative Health, we offer 100% free initial consultations for those curious about hormone replacement therapy. To schedule, call our office today at (314) 300-9199.
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