Menopause, and the symptoms that often accompany it, can be a frustrating season for women. Many battle exhaustion throughout the day, but can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep. Some experience mood swings so extreme they feel more like a rollercoaster. Others find themselves constantly adjusting the thermostat to endure yet another hot flash.
For women desiring to take their lives back from menopause’s grip, hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, often provides welcome relief. Estrogen therapy, in particular, plays a key role in getting women back to feeling like themselves again: healthy and happy. It also boasts other internal benefits that make it possible to get back to a better place.
3 Benefits of Estrogen Therapy
1. Menopause Symptom Relief
Simply managing symptoms can seem like a full-time job. From night sweats to depression, decreased estrogen can have profound effects on a woman’s overall wellbeing. Hormone replacement therapy boosts depleted estrogen levels and helps to ease symptoms.
2. Osteoporosis Prevention
Aside from easing menopause symptoms, HRT offers other health benefits. When estrogen levels naturally decrease due to menopause, women face a risk of osteoporosis. Hormone replacement therapy restores estrogen levels, helping to prevent bone loss and weakening.
3. Gum Disease Prevention
Recent research by the University of Buffalo shows that HRT may also help maintain oral health and ward off painful gum disease. The study’s participants, postmenopausal women over 50 receiving estrogen therapy for osteoporosis, were 44% less likely to develop severe periodontitis.
Hormone replacement therapy often works wonders for both men and women suffering the effects of hormone imbalances. The first step toward developing a comprehensive treatment plan – and getting patients on the road to relief – is a simple hormone assessment. To schedule one today, call Better Life Carolinas at 843-737-2597. Or click here to learn more. It’s time to get back to a better place!
Dr. Mickey Barber was CEO/CMO of Cenegenics Carolinas for ten years and founded
Better Life, an Age Management and Wellness Center. She graduated from The
College of Charleston, completed medical school at The Medical University of South
Carolina, did her residency at Tulane University, and finished her fellowship at Harvard.
She also was an assistant professor at Tulane University. Throughout her academic
and private practice, she passionately pursued her interest in health, nutrition, exercise,
and mind-body medicine. Further studies and certification in Age Management Medicine
allow her to combine her unique interests and training to empower her patients to live
vigorous, healthy lives at any age. In November 2012, Dr. Barber was awarded the top
honor in her field and presented with the Alan P. Mintz Award for Clinical Excellence in
Age Management Medicine.