Hormone imbalances happen when your body decreases the production of estrogen and progesterone, the two hormones necessary to thicken the uterus to prepare for implantation of a fertilized egg. These hormones also play an important role in protecting the body from developing uterine cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis. Hormone imbalances most commonly occur during menopause but can occur at any time during a woman’s life.
When these hormones are depleted, many symptoms of menopause were to occur, such as weight gain, changes in hair and skin quality, and mood swings. Since the depletion of these hormones can also be detrimental to health, many women choose hormone replacement therapy to replace what hormones they have lost. The Infinity Medical Group offers hormone replacement therapy options that include pills, patches, and creams.
Estrogen therapy restores balance in hormone levels, provides relief from the symptoms of menopause and helps to prevent the development osteoporosis. When estrogen is used in combination with progesterone, the uterine lining will normally shed but without bleeding.
There are health risks of hormone replacement therapy and the treatment is not safe for all patients. Patients interested in hormone replacement therapy should discuss their health history and treatment options with their healthcare provider.
If you are exhibiting signs of a hormonal imbalance, call Infinity Medical Group at 1.888.716.0559 to learn about our hormone replacement therapy options.