Hormone replacement is a medical process which replaces the hormone progesterone to their normal levels. As you age, you will begin to produce less and less of these hormones, and you will notice this in different ways throughout your life. Some may experience more signs and symptoms than others, and some will notice major changes to themselves and to their bodies. Hormone replacement therapy is a way to help keep feeling like yourself as you age and to lessen these symptoms. If you aren't sure if you need hormone replacement therapy, read on for a few signs that it may be time.
1. Hot Flashes And Night Sweating
You may experience hot flashes as you get older. These flashes come on quickly and may leave you feeling like you're sitting in a puddle of sweat. You may feel these hot flashes all throughout the day and throughout the night as well. For some, these hot flashes leave them needing to dress in layers of clothing in order to be able to take off items to feel more comfortable. You may also need to sleep with multiple fans, in order to prevent getting too hot. Hormone replacement therapy can help with this.
2. Mood Swings
As you go through menopause, you may also feel like your moods are all over the place. You may be happy one moment and feeling like crying the next. You may fly off the handle more often than ever before and could have other mood swings as well. If you feel like your emotions are all over the place these days, your hormones may be to blame.
3. Low Or No Sex Drive
You may not feel the same way about sex as you used to, and it may feel as though sex has become more of a chore and much less enjoyable than in your younger days. This could be caused by a low libido and your hormones are more than likely to blame. If you also are having pain during sex or vaginal dryness, a lack of hormones may also be the reason why.
If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, it may be best to get to your OBGYN to discuss hormone replacement therapy. As you age, you aren't going to feel like yourself, but with hormone replacement therapy and some time, you can feel like yourself again.
For more information about hormone therapy, contact your doctor.