Looking for Estrogen Replacement Therapy in Miami? Healthy Me Medical Therapies realizes that aging well often involves some lifestyle changes. We have a variety of testing that will help us get to the root women’s men0pausal / periomenopausal issues. If you are experiencing a decline in sexual, physical and mental functions, it is important to check your sexual & and thyroid hormone levels. Set an appointment with Dr. Carlos Sanchez to see if an HRT or Estrogen Replacement Therapy program is right for you.
What is Estrogen?
Estrogen is a hormone that plays various roles in the body. In females, it helps develop and maintain both the reproductive system and female characteristics, such as breasts and pubic hair. Estrogen contributes to cognitive health, bone health, the function of the cardiovascular system and other essential bodily processes.
WHERE IS ESTROGREN PRODUCED?
The ovaries, adrenal glands, and fat tissues produce estrogen. Both female and male bodies have this hormone, but females create more of it.
While you can’t prevent your body’s natural hormone fluctuations, you can help ease the symptoms of estrogen loss. You can also take measures to prevent some of the complications of estrogen loss.
What Is Estrogen’s Role In The Body?
Estrogen thickens the lining of the uterus, preparing it for the possible implantation of a fertilized egg. Estrogen also influences how the body uses calcium, an important mineral in the building of bones. In addition, estrogen helps maintain healthy levels of cholesterol in the blood. In women, estrogen is also necessary in regulating vaginal health.
As menopause nears, the ovaries reduce most of their production of these hormones. Lowered or fluctuating estrogen levels may cause menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, and medical conditions such as osteoporosis.
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What Are The Benefits of Estrogen Replacement Therapy In Miami?
Relieves menopause symptoms
Your natural estrogen production changes over time. As you begin puberty, you will create more estrogen. You’ll continue to have higher levels through your childbearing years. As menopause approaches, your estrogen levels will begin falling.
Improves vaginal issues
Estrogen can help maintain vaginal health. When estrogen levels decline, you may experience changes to the tissue, lining, and pH balance of your vagina. That can cause several vaginal health issues, including: vaginal dryness, vulvar atrophy, a condition that causes dryness, soreness, and urinary incontinence, atrophic vaginitis, or inflammation of vaginal tissues that is frequently caused by dryness and irritation.
Helps ovary issues
The ovaries are responsible for producing estrogen. If they fail to produce the hormone or if they are affected by any other condition, hormone therapy may be necessary.
Protects your bones
Estrogen may help decrease bone loss after menopause. However, new medications are better able to stop and reverse bone loss, so most doctors rely on those now. Those medications aren’t always effective or their side effects may be too severe. In those cases, your doctor may recommend using estrogen to treat bone loss, or osteoporosis.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF AN ESTROGEN IMBALANCE?
Low estrogen levels can interfere with sexual development and sexual functions. They can also increase your risk of obesity, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Treatments have evolved over the years and become more effective.
Estrogen is associated with serotonin, which is one of your brain’s neurotransmitters responsible for boosting our moods. This is why women with low estrogen can suffer from depression. They can also experience strong mood swings, anxiety, irritability, and anger.
Does Estrogen Replacement Therapy In Miami Reduce Female Mortality Rate?
Estrogen replacement therapy treatment in younger postmenopausal women is associated with a clear reduction in mortality. Unfortunately, the use of estrogen in the population is low relative to what it can or should be. Despite the enormous benefit of estrogen replacement therapy, we are still in need of a paradigm shift. Estrogen HRT programs most specifically benefit women due to reductions in heart disease and the availability of safe bioidentical hormones. Thousands of women each year are dying prematurely from the unnecessary avoidance of hormone therapy.
Frequently Asked Questions for Estrogen Replacement Therapy in Miami
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ESTROGEN LEVELS DECREASE?
As estrogen levels fall, you will start having symptoms of menopause. Most commonly, these symptoms include: hot flashes, vaginal dryness, chills, difficulty sleeping, excessive sweating. For menopause, many doctors will prescribe an estrogen-containing medication. Replacing the declining estrogen with hormone therapy may help ease menopause symptoms.
How Do Estrogen Levels Change as We Age?
In women, estrogen levels are reduced as they get older. Hormone levels in women drop most dramatically during perimenopause (immediately before menopause) and during menopause. In fact, after female menopause, many men may have higher estrogen levels than women. If a woman has had a radical hysterectomy, involving the removal of both ovaries, her estrogen levels may drop significantly. This is because the ovaries primary responsibility is estrogen production. Although adrenal glands produce some estrogen, as does fat tissue, this is often not enough to effectively balance and maintain women’s hormone levels.
What Estrogen Therapys have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for approving all estrogen therapy medications. Some hormones are sold as “bioidentical hormones” and are not FDA-approved. They are available without a prescription, and they are not held to the same safety standards as prescription medications.