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What are the signs you need hormone replacement therapy?

What are the signs you need Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The menopause happens to every woman in the world, with symptoms and side effects ranging from irritating to completely unliveable. So why does society expect women to suffer in silence? With the average age for menopause onset at 50 years old, 25 million women begin the menopause every single year, seeing signs that something needs to change.

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Since the cause of menopause is a gradual decline in certain hormones, many women seek to remedy this with the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Some go for standardised approaches, which target the usual hormone deficiencies – estrogen and progesterone.

However, many choose to go private, and opt for more bespoke treatments that ensure hormone levels are kept at their optimum levels. These treatment plans, offered by Bodyline, include the hormones estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone, as well as boosting Vitamin B12 levels. They come in various forms of creams, gels, pills, and capsules.

But what are the signs that you may need to start hormone replacement therapy?

Signs you need Hormone Replacement Therapy

When the symptoms of menopause begin to negatively impact your life quality, and become tricky to deal with, HRT can be a great solution.

The following symptoms can be signs you need Hormone Replacement Therapy to tackle your menopause side effects.

  1. Fatigue and/or Brain Fog

    A major sign of the menopause impacting daily life can come in the form of fatigue and brain fog. Some women experience the change feeling consistently exhausted, confused, and with diminishing ability to remember and concentrate.

    As most menopausal women are still in the workforce, with 4.4 million women aged 50-64 working in the UK, this kind of symptom can significantly impact life quality and the ability to do the work in hand.

    Bodyline offers bespoke corporate consultations and plans to help businesses support their menopausal staff members along their journeys. Read here to find out more.

  2. Low sex drive

    Sex drive is a huge player in a person’s quality of life, especially when in long term relationships. The drop in estrogen levels can significantly impact a woman’s libido, meaning that sexual arousal is difficult to achieve. What’s more, vaginal dryness is also a sign of menopause that can affect the desire for a regular and healthy sex life, as well as making sex uncomfortable or even painful.

    HRT can reverse these symptoms of menopause, and boost libido throughout the menopause.

  3. Weight Gain

    Menopause can see the average woman gaining around 10 to 15 pounds, and women going through the menopause are actually more prone to developing obesity than those on either side of it. This can be a significant factor in a person’s quality of life, especially if they are already looking to lose weight.

    Weight gain can be a sign that you may need hormone replacement therapy, however weight gain can be attributed to many causes. Luckily, alongside our HRT treatments, Bodyline also offers medical weight loss treatments for those who struggle to lose weight with diet and exercise alone.

  4. Urinary Issues

    Women’s vulvas and vaginas can be sensitive, and when hormone deficiencies impact PH balances, dryness, and the urinary tract, this can bring up a whole host of other problems.

    Many health professionals can mistake these symptoms of menopause as regular UTI’s or kidney infections, and in turn they can fail to target the source. However, they are signs of menopause, and therefore signs to start hormone replacement therapy to tackle such irritating issues.

  5. Problems with Sleep

    Night sweats, insomnia, and hot flashes can all severely impact a menopausal woman’s quality of life. Sleep is such an important element of health, so when sleep is impacted by the menopause it can make the problem unliveable. It can also lead to weight gain, mental health issues, as well as affecting day to day life.

    If your sleep is negatively impacted by the menopause, this is a huge sign you should begin hormone replacement therapy with Bodyline today.

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