As Louisville’s premier provider of anti-aging and cosmetic medical treatments, it’s very important to us that our female patients look and feel their best. Just because you have passed a certain milestone birthday doesn’t mean you no longer have the right to be proud of your reflection in the mirror, or make it through an entire day without fatigue and other problems. Our team of medical professionals is dedicated to improving your quality of life through cutting-edge anti-aging and hormone replacement therapies.
Keep reading to learn more specifics about hormone replacement therapy using estrogen and how to know whether you’re a good candidate for this type of treatment. Then, contact Revita Life MD today to set up your very own consultation with one of our hormone replacement therapy experts.
What Is Estrogen?
Estrogen is one of the two most important sex hormones in the female body. The other is progesterone. Without estrogen, we could not have the physical features and reproductive capabilities that we associate with being female. While estrogen can also be found in the male body, it’s in drastically lower amounts than in females (similar to the way that females also have testosterone, but in very trace amounts).
There may be three main types of estrogen in the body of an average female: estriol (a type of estrogen produced during pregnancy), estradiol (the most common type of estrogen for women of childbearing age), and estrone (the type of estrogen that’s produced after menopause).
Estrogen contributes to or controls:
- Breast growth
- Pubic and underarm hair growth
- Cholesterol levels
- Bone health
- Brain function and mood regulation
- Heart, skin, and tissue health
What Does Estrogen Deficiency Look Like?
As you may be able to tell by now, it’s very important for women to have the right amount of estrogen available in their bodies. Estrogen is manufactured by the body naturally, but can also be introduced artificially through birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. Too much estrogen can be just as problematic as too little.
Signs that you may be in need of hormone replacement therapy include:
- Severe Menopause Symptoms
- Sexual Issues
- Back Humps
- Loss Of Skin Elasticity
Which Type Of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Is Right For You?
If you’ve experienced one or more of the above symptoms of estrogen imbalance, you may be wondering what can be done to provide you with relief. After all, living with hot flashes, lack of bone density, or sexual issues like vaginal dryness can severely affect your quality of life.
There are several different types of estrogen replacement therapy available today:
- Estrogen Pills – Oral medications like Estrace, Estratab, and Premarin
- Estrogen Patches – Transdermal medications like Alora, Climara, and Estraderm
- Topical Estrogen Creams, Gels, and Sprays – Medications absorbed through the skin, like Estroge and Evamist
- Vaginal Suppositories, Rings, and Creams – Treatments applied directly to the vaingal area, like Vagifem and Estring
Only a qualified medical professional can help you decide which type of hormone replacement therapy is best for dealing with your particular health issues and symptoms. The important part is to talk with one of our medical professionals right away so that you don’t have to suffer from uncomfortable, embarrassing symptoms any longer. Call Revita Life MD in Louisville today!