Estrogen is a hormone that is naturally produced in the bodies of both women and men. It plays a number of roles, primarily within management of the reproductive system. It’s also beneficial in the healing process and in maintaining healthy bones. The body loses estrogen for various reasons, such as aging or specific medical conditions, with a wide assortment of negative effects. You’re probably most familiar with the symptoms that accompany the onset of menopause, such as hot flashes, fatigue and moodiness. However, fluctuating or low levels of this hormone can wreak havoc in your body in a number of ways. The good news is you may be able to deal with these unpleasant symptoms through hormone therapy at Pearl MD Rejuvenation.
Relief of Menopause Symptoms
Let’s start with the most common reason hormone therapy, also known as hormone replacement therapy, is sought. A woman’s levels of estrogen levels fluctuate throughout her lifetime. The first time you probably noticed the effects of this fluctuation was at puberty when your body received a rush of increased estrogen. Your levels remain high, but steady, during the childbearing years. However, as you approach menopause, estrogen levels start to plummet. Common symptoms experienced include hot flashes, chills, vaginal dryness, moodiness, fatigue and sleep difficulties, among others.
Decrease Bone Loss
While there are medications doctors commonly prescribe to prevent bone loss after menopause, some individuals don’t respond well to them or experience negative side effects related to their ingredients. In such cases, hormone therapy may be a more effective alternative for those who are dealing with osteoporosis or impending bone loss.
Maintenance of Vaginal Health
Declining estrogen levels lead to changes of the pH balance, tissues and lining in your vagina. You may notice differences in lubrication, odor or sensation. All of these things are to be expected with the loss of this important hormone. Symptoms that are especially troublesome may be significantly improved with hormone therapy. These can include urinary incontinence, general soreness or inflamed vaginal tissues.
Talk to Dr. Pearlman and her team at Pearl MD Rejuvenation if you are dealing with any of the symptoms related to fluctuating levels of estrogen and other important hormones. Hormone therapy at our office in Toronto may be able to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!