Hormone therapy treatment reduces menopausal effects0
In 2002 a study performed by Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was not successful in alleviating or reducing menopausal effects and improving quality of life. However, according to a 2012 study HRT has proved successful. The popularity of the treatment is growing once again and visits to family doctor Houston will allow for patients to realise the best treatment for their particular situation, improving their quality of life.
The study is entitled “Quality of life and the role of menopausal hormone therapy” and it finds contradictory evidence which suggests that HRT has had positive effects on women when they have continued with the treatment. The study highlights a number of different criticisms of HRT; however, it is to date one of the most successful methods of reducing menopausal effects.
Interestingly in a sample of women who stopped using HRT 89% noticed a return of symptoms with 74% of those claiming that they had actually worsened and 47% stating that in hindsight they would have not stopped HRT had they fully understood the actual risks and not those portrayed in WHI. The study outlines that improvements were noted in: “depressed mood, anxiety, health perception, sexual interest, daily functioning and enjoyment” with it also noting deterioration “during follow-up in women not using HRT”.
Practices performed by bio-identical identical hormone replacement Houston incorporate the use of the most advanced systems to assist their patients in controlling the symptoms of menopause using natural bio-identical estrogen and progesterone.
HRT is effective in providing relief, although it is not a complete cure for menopausal symptoms, however, when used and adopted effectively it can have significant positive effects on the patient. As the study concludes, “symptomatic menopausal women and their medical advisers need to be reassured that HRT can safely ameliorate most menopausal symptoms and, until this is realized, far too many women around menopause will continue to experience a reduced quality of life unnecessarily”.