Did you know that hormones like estrogen and progesterone play important roles in the body outside of just fertility? These fundamental hormones affect nearly every function of the body, including the cardiovascular system and the musculoskeletal system. Environmental factors, diet, and genetics play a role in how balanced these hormones are as we age. This could explain why some women struggle with menopause and others seem to breeze right through it. No matter where you fall on that spectrum, we can help ensure that your hormones are balanced with HRT (hormone replacement therapy).
What Is HRT?
Hormone replacement therapy by definition is the use of medication to adjust the amount of estrogen and progesterone in the body. Typically, women begin this type of treatment during menopause or after a hysterectomy. It generally relieves symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. There are several types of HRT, ranging from estrogen-only to combination estrogen/progestin (the synthetic form of progesterone). At Synergy, we utilize bioidentical hormone pellets (BHRT) and lab testing to correct your hormone imbalance and reduce unwanted symptoms.
How Do I Know If I Need To Seek Treatment?
Most women come to us after suffering from some of the classic signs of imbalance like hot flashes. But, there are many lesser-known indicators that something could be amiss:
- Low libido
- Weight loss/gain
- Brain fog
- Mood changes, like depression
Of course, these symptoms aren’t exclusively the result of hormone imbalance. But, if you have been experiencing one or more of these issues, we can perform a blood test to determine if your hormones could be the root cause.
For many women that start hormone replacement therapy, it can be life-changing. Don’t wait to seek help! If you’re unsure about this treatment or if it could be right for you, book a consultation with us. We are happy to sit down with you, discuss your symptoms, and decide if pursuing testing would be worthwhile.