Treating Menopausal Symptoms with Hormone Replacement Therapy
Expert Insight from New Jersey BHRT Pharmacists
MENOPAUSE & VASOMOTOR SYMPTOMS
Vasomotor symptoms occur for some women right before menopause. These symptoms come in the form of hot flashes and night sweats. 35-50% of perimenopausal women have these symptoms, as well as 30-80% of post-menopausal women (1).
If a woman has not had her period for 12 consecutive months (after other physiologic or pathologic causes are ruled out), it means that she is in menopause.
Menopause is a result of natural aging, surgery, irradiation, or chemotherapy. The average age of women entering menopause in the United States is 52 years (2).
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The production of hormones declines as a woman nears natural menopause. This causes a number of symptoms.
- Vasomotor symptoms
- Changes in hair, skin, & nails
- Sexual dysfunction
- Mood swings
- Mental fog
- Sleep disturbances
Decreased progesterone and estrogen levels cause night sweats and hot flashes, and other symptoms such as vaginal and vulvar dryness. These symptoms are intrusive and can affect a woman’s overall wellbeing and quality of life.
Ask your provider about compounded medications to treat the symptoms of menopause. T&C compounding is your trusted compounding pharmacy and are happy to help you get the treatment you need.
HOW LONG DOES THIS LAST?
Most women experience hot flashes for 6 months to 2 years. Some studies however indicate that 26% of women had hot flashes for 6-10 years and 10% had them for more than 10 years (1).
According to the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN), vasomotor symptoms are most common among African-American women (46%), followed by Hispanic (34%), Caucasian (31%), Chinese (21%), and Japanese (18%) women. Factors that may contribute to the prevalence of vasomotor and other symptoms are are lifestyle, genetics, stress, and even smoking.
The average life expectancy of women in the United States is 82.1 years of age for Caucasian females (4). Osteoporosis and heart disease are more common than before, and this may also increase in menopause. Because of this, more health care providers and their patients are looking into ways to address this, such as hormone therapy.
Living with the symptoms of menopause can be detrimental to your quality of life, when left untreated. Please contact T&C Compounding the New Jersey Experts in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) to find the solution that fits your specific needs.
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TREATING SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE
Estrogen, with or without Progestogen (progesterone and progestin) have been used to manage menopausal symptoms for decades. These hormones have been the subject of controversy due to the conflicting results about their safety from multiple studies. However, these hormones are often used to help alleviate symptoms of menopause as well as to prevent osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. To determine whether hormone therapy is a viable choice or not, many factors need to be carefully examined, such as overall health, the severity of symptoms, risk factors, and family medical history.
There are many treatment options based on what a patient’s need. If you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms and considering hormone therapy, consult your physician. Let your doctor and pharmacist help you through peri-menopause, menopause and beyond. There are non-hormonal and hormonal approaches, supplements, and lifestyle changes you can apply to get back on track.
You shouldn’t have to go through menopause alone. Get the help you need to alleviate your night sweats, hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, and more. Please contact T&C Compounding the New Jersey Experts in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) to get your symptoms addressed.
Town & Country Compounding can also offer hormone saliva testing kits and help analyze results through a scheduled private consultation with the patient. The pharmacy can then get in contact with your physician and help find a treatment plan that fits your needs. Link to saliva kits that can be obtained from our pharmacy.
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