Hormone Therapy

Get Relief from Menopausal Symptoms

Menopause is a natural process marking the end to your menstruation and fertility. During menopause, your body produces less estrogen and progesterone. The fluctuation in hormones can cause uncomfortable symptoms including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Weight gain

After your last period, some menopausal symptoms may stop, but others may not. If your symptoms start to interfere with your life, you and your doctor may consider hormone therapy. Hormone therapy is a way to replace the hormones your body is not making any more to reduce your discomfort.


How is hormone therapy administered?

There are a variety of ways you can get menopausal hormone therapy, including:

  • Pills
  • Skin patches
  • Estrogen cream
  • A class of drugs called selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs)

There are many ways that each of these methods can be administered, which means your doctor can customize hormonal therapy to best provide the most advantage with the least side effects.

At Sanford Women’s we are dedicated to your quality of life. Hormonal therapy is a treatment option many women find effective for minimizing discomfort during menopause. Reach out to your doctor to learn about all the treatments available to you. Read more about hormone therapy.

 

 

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