Is HRT recommended by physicians?
Table of Contents
- Is HRT recommended by physicians?
- Is it better to take HRT or not?
- When would a doctor prescribe HRT?
- What kind of Dr prescribes HRT?
- Why do doctors prescribe HRT?
- Do you gain weight with HRT?
- Does HRT slow down aging?
- How do you know if you need HRT?
- When should you begin HRT?
- Does HRT really help?
- What age should I stop taking HRT?
Is HRT recommended by physicians?
Why is HRT prescribed? Your doctor may recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat menopausal symptoms. Menopause symptoms most likely to respond to HRT include: Anxiety and mood swings, which can interfere with your daily life and become debilitating.
Is it better to take HRT or not?
It is currently believed that, overall, the risks of long-term (more than five years) use of HRT outweigh the benefits. HRT should not be recommended for disease prevention, except for women under 60 years of age with substantially increased risk of bone fractures, or in the setting of premature menopause.
When would a doctor prescribe HRT?
You can usually begin HRT as soon as you start experiencing menopausal symptoms and will not usually need to have any tests first. A GP can explain the different types of HRT available and help you choose one that's suitable for you. You'll usually start with a low dose, which may be increased at a later stage.
What kind of Dr prescribes HRT?
Many people ask, “What kind of doctor prescribes Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?” The answer is somewhat general in that almost any kind of doctor can prescribe HRT. There are Gynecologists, Urologists, Internists, and even Family Practice doctors that prescribe HRT.
Why do doctors prescribe HRT?
HRT was prescribed commonly to menopausal women for the relief of their symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, psychological and genito-urinary problems – urinary frequency and vaginal dryness – and for the prevention of osteoporosis.
Do you gain weight with HRT?
Many women believe that taking HRT will make them put on weight, but there's no evidence to support this claim. You may gain some weight during the menopause, but this often happens regardless of whether you take HRT. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet should help you to lose any unwanted weight.
Does HRT slow down aging?
So while hormone replacement therapy cannot technically reverse the aging process, it can help to improve some of the most common signs of aging such as wrinkles, thinning hair, lower libido, and less energy.
How do you know if you need HRT?
- Take a look at these signs that are an indication that you need hormone replacement therapy: Hot flashes and sweating at night even in winters. Weight gain despite following a careful diet and exercise plan. Appearance or worsening of acne. Insomnia and disturbed sleep.
When should you begin HRT?
- If you decide to take HRT for protection against osteoporosis: The greatest protection against osteoporosis is obtained when HRT is started soon after menopause. HRT should be started within five years of menopause in order to have any significant effect on bone density.
Does HRT really help?
- The benefit of HRT is that it can help to ease many of these symptoms and improve your quality of life. It can have a positive effect on hormonal ageing. HRT also reduces your risk of osteoporosis and may help other health problems associated with the menopause, such as cardiovascular disease and stroke (see below).
What age should I stop taking HRT?
- HRT experts recommend continuing with estrogen-only hormone therapy until the natural menopause age of 52. Studies show about half of women who take HRT stop treatment within a year, and up to 75% within two years.