Menopause Symptoms Alleviated by Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
For a lot of women in their middle ages, hormone replacement is a good way to enhance their beauty. In fact, a lot of hormone replacement therapy clinics in Florida, the United States, or even the entire world cater to that demographic.
It’s a legitimate and acceptable use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), but of course, there are more things this pharmaceutical intervention can do to women than just improve their physical beauty. Here are some examples of the benefits to womankind these medical marvels could give.
While there are a lot of women who take HRT for beauty, the most common and the most medically accepted use of this regimen is for the treatment of the symptoms of menopause. In fact, it has been this way since the late twentieth century.
The following are menopausal symptoms HRT seeks to alleviate.
One of the most common, most irritating, and most painful symptoms of menopause is hot flashes. It is named as such because it is characterized by a swift feeling of heat, a red, flushed face, and sweating. Although the exact cause of hot flashes is yet to be determined, it is theorized that it is caused by changes in the woman’s circulation brought about by the reduced amounts of estrogen in the body.Hot flashes occur when the blood vessels close to the surface of the skin dilate to cool down. To cool itself down, the body produces sweat. Some women experience chills and/or an increase in heart rate as a response.
This isn’t the typical sweating during bedtime that is caused by a weather that is a little hotter than your usual; this is the kind of night sweating that is accompanied by a cold and clammy feeling in the skin, an increase in heart rate, and sweating so profuse that the sheets may have already been drenched.
What is not known by a lot of people is that estrogen actually plays a major role in bone growth, maturation, and regulation. During bone growth, estrogen is necessary for the proper closure of epiphyseal plates for both men and women, and deficiency of this hormone can lead to greater bone resorption – the process in which bone cells are broken down and their minerals – especially calcium – are released into the bloodstream. That is why a considerable number of women who are experiencing menopause suffer from osteoporosis.
Due to the gradual decline of estrogen, a lot of women suffer from atrophic vaginitis, a condition in which the vagina becomes drier and thinner than it once was before, causing it to become itchy and sometimes have discharge. Should a woman with this condition have intercourse, it is very likely that it would be painful. With HRT, however, this symptom can be relieved.
To a woman, beauty (inner and outer) is an important aspect. However, health will always be priority.
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