What Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Do for You?

According to the American College of Cardiology, hormone replacement therapy is associated with lower rates of mortality. It also found that those in the study who used hormone replacement therapy had lower levels of atherosclerosis, also known as plaque buildup, in their heart’s arteries. 

That’s why at High Point Medical Clinic, Dr. Linda J. Morgan-Evans and her team are excited to bring you hormone replacement therapy treatments. 

What hormone replacement therapy is

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment option that uses hormones to replace the ones that our bodies lose as we age. This is a treatment predominantly used for women who are at menopausal age, when they typically find themselves losing estrogen and progesterone. 

The benefits of hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy has a lot of amazing benefits. For example, it can ease troublesome menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, burning, and uncomfortable intercourse. 

Hormone replacement therapy can help prevent certain chronic illnesses. Combined estrogen and progesterone therapy may reduce your risk of colon cancer

When taken early in the stages of menopause, estrogen can also reduce your risk of heart disease. It can even help protect against osteoporosis, a very common bone-thinning disease.   

Supplementing with estrogen can also have some other excellent benefits. It’s shown to have positive effects on cholesterol and it increases the flexibility of blood vessels and arteries, promoting better blood flow and circulation.  

Anti-aging and hormone replacement therapy

When it comes to hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging, we replace the natural hormones in your body that keep you youthful but decrease gradually with age. These hormones not only reinvigorate your appearance, but they also make you feel more energized and provide you with an increased feeling of wellness. 

Is hormone replacement therapy right for you?

Hormone replacement therapy isn’t for everyone, and there are some factors that would exclude you from it, including:

Every individual is different, so talk to Dr. Morgan-Evans about any concerns you have. She will also discuss your medical history with you, so that she can determine if you’re a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy. Call us to set up an appointment today.

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