Everyone has heard of menopause and its onset. For many women, the word “menopause” is a terrifying topic. The age at which your body stops producing estrogen can be a traumatic event for those who have no idea what to expect.
It is usual for women, who have been diagnosed with “midlife” symptoms, to wonder if they should take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to combat their declining libido, skin rashes, and hair loss. The answer depends on your age, body mass index (BMI), and personal preference.
Hormone replacement therapy helps women experience more energy, improve cognitive function, lower breast cancer risk, prevent osteoporosis, and increase sexual desire in healthy women. It is also used to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and loss of libido in post-menopausal women.
In the United States, approximately 3 million American post-menopausal women are prescribed oral estrogen or other birth control pills every year without fail. More than 60 percent of these prescriptions are written for women over the age of 50 years old… [read more]
2. What are the signs that you need hormone replacement therapy?
There are a lot of issues out there to debate and discuss regarding hormone replacement therapy (HRT). A bunch of people has gained weight due to the appropriate use of HRT. Many people feel like they’ve lost weight after taking HRT.
There is also controversy over the actual health benefits associated with HRT.
Hormone replacement therapy works on various systems that help regulate our hormones and balance them out, including the pituitary gland and thyroid gland, among others.
We first need to understand what hormone replacement therapy is, what it isn’t, and why it might be right for you.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy or HRT refers to doctors prescribing medications (prescription or over-the-counter) that are designed to mimic or achieve natural levels of hormones in the body. Hormones are chemicals released by your bodies that regulate many aspects of your lives; they do this by changing their functions in response to environmental stimuli and changes in your lifestyle.
The two most important hormones for us as humans are estrogen and progesterone. Estradiol (a type of estrogen) is responsible for your hair growth, breast growing and development, your menstrual cycle, as well as causing menstruation, pregnancy, breastfeeding, breast tenderness, tiredness, moodiness, and dark circles under your eyes.
Progesterone works more like a bodyguard – it helps fight off infections such as colds and flu by blocking the immune system’s defenses against these diseases. Among other things, progesterone helps maintain good blood pressure levels for healthy heart function.
The difference between estrogen and progesterone is only one part of the equation; so too is the difference between female hormones – estrogens versus progestogens – requires further investigation. This discussion will focus mainly on Estradiol (Estradiol) because there may be some merit to using Estradiol instead of Progesterone if you have concerns about infertility or feel better if you have access to different types of testosterone than you currently have access to within your current supply chain.
There has been some controversy surrounding estrogen use because studies have shown that women who take estrogen do not experience any significant changes in mood or sexual function – but only when taken at night rather than during daytime hours when most women would naturally be estrous.
3. The benefits of hormone replacement therapy
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for women are relatively well known. It is a medical procedure used in women to treat symptoms related to menopause.
But there are other benefits to hormone replacement therapy as well. Some studies point out that it is associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke, and osteoporosis (a bone disorder).
One analysis that examined the use of estrogen replacement therapy was titled “A Meta-analysis of Estrogen Replacement Therapy In Women.” The authors found that estrogen replacement is associated with a lower incidence of breast cancer. This study also found that the incidence rates of coronary artery disease (myocardial infarction), stroke, and all-cause death were significantly reduced by estrogen replacement therapy in postmenopausal women.
4. The risks of hormone replacement therapy
Unfortunately, there are no definite signs to determine if you need hormone replacement therapy. This is because a person’s age and health status are factors to consider when deciding whether or not to have HRT.
So, what are the signs that you need hormone replacement therapy? The most common indications for HRT include:
– Estrogen deficiency or excess due to hypoestrogenism
– A certain age of menopause (usually between 50 and 65)
– Certain conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome and Addison’s disease
– Certain types of cancer (such as breast cancer and prostate cancer)
But different aspects must be evaluated before making a final decision about HRT. These include:
– Weight loss/gain resulting from weight loss or profit associated with other medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, depression, or anorexia nervosa
– Menstrual irregularities including bleeding, spotting or spotting of the menstrual period associated with other medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus diabetes in women or thyroid disorders in men associated with an increase in estrogen levels associated with an increase in progesterone levels associated with elevated lipids (fatty tissue).
Levels associated with myopathy/myotonia associated with high cholesterol levels (high serum cholesterol levels) associated with high blood pressure levels associated with hypertension if your cholesterol level is high enough regardless if it is elevated regardless whether it has been elevated on your own behalf regardless whether it has been elevated on your own behalf regardless whether the elevation was caused by the HRT itself regardless if the elevation was caused by the HRT itself despite whether it was caused by the HRT itself.
5. The decision to start hormone replacement therapy
I want to take this opportunity to give a brief synopsis of my research into the signs that I believe a woman should be taking HRT. I’m not a medical expert and am not a doctor. However, a wealth of evidence shows that when women start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – whether it be for menopause or other reasons – there are some clear benefits and some risks. Some facts:
The average woman takes HRT for at least ten years. A quarter of women have their first experience with HRT within the first five years of their life, and almost all will continue on them for at least another decade.
Women start taking HRT at the same time they begin childbearing, and the majority take HRT within four years of giving birth (the average age of women who have given birth is 32).
HRT helps to preserve levels of estrogen in the body (known as oestrogenic) so that they can “take care” of the fetus during pregnancy. This means that once a woman has given birth, her body can no longer produce estrogen naturally; therefore, a supplement such as HRT needs to take it out. So why do we need it?
It’s true – there are known risks associated with taking HRT during pregnancy or breastfeeding. But these risks are small and relatively manageable if you discuss them openly with your doctor, which is what I will do here in this article.
As an individual woman who has been on HRT for nearly ten years, I have found it very difficult to discuss my health issues with anyone close to me because I feel uncomfortable discussing them. Obviously, this is not something everyone feels comfortable talking about either – but if you feel like sharing your health issues with your doctor (and he will respect your right to privacy), then go ahead and do so! But please bear in mind that what I am going to say here might make you uncomfortable too! But if you choose not to share this information with anyone else around you, then don’t do anything yet!
After speaking about my background with my family doctor, she asked me if I wanted her to send any medical studies on my behalf? So I said yes! It turns out she has sent some medical studies on me – but only after she received official consent from me
Hormones are the hormones or endocrine glands in the body which produce and regulate many physiological functions, including growth and development, metabolism, reproductive processes (such as male and female sexual development), and pain.
Hormones are made of three parts:
- The hormone-producing gland (which comes from the hypothalamus).
- A receptor (which is on a cell’s surface).
- An enzyme.
The hormone-producing gland is usually in the brain, but it can also be in other parts of your body. Hormone-receptor cells can be found throughout all your organs, tissues, and systems.
The receptors respond to hormones by binding to them so that they can be transported to where the enzyme needs them. There are at least three kinds of receptors:
● Endocrine Receptors – These are commonly found in cells throughout the body and respond to hormones that help regulate your organs and tissues, such as those that control growth and development.
● Adrenal Receptors – These are found mainly in some adrenal glands outside your kidneys. They also help regulate blood pressure and stress response systems for survival purposes.
● Corticotropin Receptors – These receptors respond to corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH). CRH sends a signal from your hypothalamus that tells you when it’s time for food or bodily functions like urination or sleep. It also helps you keep track of days since you last ate or slept or lost weight, all things that happen pretty regularly after puberty.
We don’t know how long we have to live without them since it’s still too early to predict how soon we’ll need hormones again.