Hormone Replacement Therapy in Bethesda, MD
Hormone Replacement Therapy Bethesda MD
At Atlantis Medical Wellness & Weight Loss center, we provide Hormone Replacement Therapy Bethesda MD community members trust when it comes to their health. Hormone therapy is a form of treatment that is utilized to help supplement the body, with either progesterone and estrogen combined or estrogen alone. These two hormones are produced by the ovaries, and when they stop producing sufficient amounts, hormone therapy can be a great way to give the body adequate levels.
Why The Body Needs Progesterone and Estrogen
As we may discuss with clients, both progesterone and estrogen are needed in the female body. They thicken the uterus lining and prepare it for a fertilized egg to be implanted. Estrogen impacts how the body uses calcium, which is an important nutrient that makes bones strong and helps keep healthy cholesterol levels in the blood. As a woman nears menopause, the production of hormones in the ovaries are reduced (or fluctuate), and can cause osteoporosis, hot flashes, and other medical conditions.
For many women, Bethesda Hormone Replacement Therapy in MD can relieve some of these very uncomfortable symptoms that menopause causes:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Dry and itchy skin
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
Types of Hormone Therapy
There are two common forms of hormone therapy: Estrogen Therapy (ET) and Progesterone/Progestin-Estrogen Hormone Therapy. Your doctor at Atlantis Medical Wellness & Weight Loss center can talk with you about whether either are right for you. The benefits of hormone therapy include a reduced risk of osteoporosis, improved overall mood and sense of wellbeing, and lower risk of colon cancer.
With Estrogen Therapy (ET), estrogen is taken by itself. A doctor often prescribes a patient a lower dose that is taken via patch, pill, or cream. It is recommended that only the lowest dosage needed should be used to ease menopause symptoms and/or safeguard against developing osteoporosis.
Progesterone/Progestin-Estrogen Hormone Therapy entails a combination of progesterone and estrogen. A low dose of progesterone may be given to avoid monthly bleeding that can happen when hormone therapy is used.
Why Progesterone is Taken
Women who still have their uterus, are going through menopause, and taking estrogen, must use it alongside progesterone otherwise they may be at an increased risk for endometrial cancer. When a woman is in her reproductive years, the cells in the endometrium shed, and when it no longer does so, taking estrogren can cause cells in the uterus to overgrow at a concerning amount. That is why progesterone is prescribed, so the woman will shed the lining and help ward off endometrial cancer from developing.
Atlantis Medical Wellness & Weight Loss
As a woman, going through menopause can stir up many feelings and uncomfortable symptoms. Through hormone therapy, we can help you feel more like yourself everyday by keeping intense symptoms at bay. Please call Atlantis Medical Wellness & Weight Loss center today to schedule your free initial consultation for MD Hormone Replacement Therapy in Bethesda!