Advantages And Disadvantages Of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Millions of women get Menopausal Hormone Therapy every year in an attempt to restore their youth. Unfortunately, as you age your body no longer produces the same amount of female hormones that it once did. This can cause many older women to feel extremely tired, gain weight and no longer be interested in intimacy with their spouse. However, before you decide to get hormone therapy to treat your menopause, it’s important to known that it has both advantages and disadvantages that you should be aware of.

One advantage of Menopausal Hormone Therapy is that it can relieve the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and hair loss. Many women have also found that hormone therapy has reduced the severity of their migraines and their mood swings, too. Hormone therapy can also help prevent you from developing osteoporosis. Some studies even show that hormone therapy has been know to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, as well. It has even been known to reduce the risk of developing some eye disease such as Muscular degeneration, which usually occurs with age. Keep in mind that women who go through menopause at an early age are normally the best candidates for hormone therapy.

Even though there are advantages of hormone therapy, there are also some disadvantages that you should be aware of too. Unfortunately, some studies show that hormone therapy can increase your risk of certain types of cancer including breast cancer and endometrial cancer. Plus, hormone therapy can also increase your risk of developing blood clots and stroke. Therefore, before you decide to get hormone therapy, you may want to speak with your doctor to make sure that you are physically able to handle it.

As you can see, there are both advantages and disadvantages of getting hormone therapy. If you think that hormone therapy may be right for you, be sure to contact Renew Health & Wellness to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. During your consultation, the staff will advise you on the different ways that you can improve your health and show you ways to implement those changes. Plus, the office offers a variety of appointment times at both of their locations to accommodate your busy schedule, as well.

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