Menopause Hormone Therapy: Are You a Good Candidate?

HRT in Denver - Denver Vein
October 22, 2018 0 Comments

Menopause can bring with it a host of challenges. From mood swings and hot flashes to osteoporosis and heart disease, there are many side effects associated with this transition. In an effort to alleviate these symptoms, a number of treatments have been developed. One of the most prevalent remedies is Hormone Replacement Therapy.  Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can provide relief during this trying time.

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone Replacement Therapy is used to steady the bodies natural hormone levels through menopause. This can be done in one of two ways depending on whether menopause is naturally occurring or is the result of a hysterectomy or surgical menopause.

In the case of natural menopause, estrogen with progesterone therapy (EPT) is prescribed while Estrogen Therapy (ET) is used in other cases. Through stabilizing hormone levels, many of the symptoms of menopause can be alleviated. This is a simple proven procedure that can drastically increase the quality of life.

How is Hormone Therapy Done?

At Denver Vein, we use the trusted and proven Evexipel. This requires that we make a small incision – usually in the buttocks – then insert a small hormone pellet into the fatty tissue under the skin. We then close the incision, without the need for stitches.

To prevent patient discomfort, a local anesthetic is applied to the insertion site prior to the procedure. This is a quick procedure with very little discomfort and virtually no recovery time.

What are the Benefits of HRT?

Hormone Replacement Therapy can help alleviate moderate to severe symptoms of menopause. The stabilization of hormones can help eliminate mood swings and hot flashes. Additionally, these hormones enable the body to continue to process calcium effectively and promote overall vaginal health. For women experiencing these symptoms, HRT may offer relief.

What are the Risks of HRT?

The Women’s Health Initiatives conducted a review of HRT and found that there are some risks associated with the therapy. Increased rates of some cancers, stroke, heart disease, and blood clots were reported and due to these risks, HRT is not right for everyone. Women with breast cancer, heart disease, liver disease, or a history of blood clots, as well as women without menopausal symptoms, are not suitable candidates for hormone replacement therapy.


When is HRT necessary?

For women suffering from moderate to severe menopause-related ailments who do not have an increased risk of cancers and heart problems, HRT may be the right choice. Used in the smallest effective dose for a limited amount of time the risks of HRT can be mitigated while still providing relief through the hardest stages of menopause.

See if Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you!

At Denver Vein, we are committed to offering our patients the highest quality care, tailored to you as an individual. We can help walk you through the confusing world of hormone replacement. Our expert staff is ready to answer all of your questions and help you get the relief you need. To request an appointment, visit our sister site