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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Updated: Jun 5



Three women smiling, representing those who have found relief from menopausal symptoms through Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) at Feto Maternal & GenetYX Center in Dubai.
Women Smiling After Hormone Replacement Therapy at Feto Maternal & GenetYX Center, Dubai

 


Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) at Feto Maternal & GenetYX Center, Dubai

 

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a vital treatment option sought by many women experiencing symptoms associated with menopause, including perimenopause. This therapy involves supplementing declining hormone levels, primarily estrogen alone or in combination with progesterone, in a woman's body to alleviate various menopausal symptoms.

 

Key Points About Hormone Replacement Therapy:

 


HRT can be prescribed as estrogen-only therapy for women who have undergone a hysterectomy (uterus removal). Combination therapy, involving both estrogen and progesterone, is recommended for women with an intact uterus. Adding progesterone helps safeguard the uterine lining and lowers the risk of endometrial cancer.

 


HRT effectively relieves menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. Additionally, it aids in preventing bone loss and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.

 


HRT comes in various forms, including pills, patches, creams, gels, and vaginal rings. The choice of form depends on individual preferences, medical history, and symptom severity.

 


HRT isn't suitable for everyone and should be discussed with a healthcare provider. Possible risks and side effects include an increased risk of blood clots, stroke, heart disease, breast cancer, and gallbladder disease. However, these risks vary based on age, overall health, and individual circumstances.

 


HRT should be tailored to each woman's specific needs and medical history. The decision and specific regimen should be made in consultation with a healthcare provider who can evaluate risks and benefits based on the individual's health profile.

 


The duration of HRT varies for each woman. It's generally recommended to use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration needed to manage symptoms. Regular reevaluation with a healthcare provider is crucial to assess the ongoing need for HRT.

 

While HRT can effectively manage menopausal symptoms, its suitability varies among women. Individual factors, preferences, and medical history play a critical role in deciding whether HRT is appropriate. Consulting a healthcare professional is highly advised to receive personalized guidance and weigh the potential advantages and disadvantages of HRT.

 

At Feto Maternal & GenetYX Center, we provide comprehensive Hormone Replacement Therapy tailored to individual needs. Our expert team offers personalized consultations and assistance to help women make informed decisions regarding HRT.

 

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