Our hormone levels are constantly fluctuating as we age and enter new phases of growth. Unfortunately for some women, the stage of menopause results in many unwanted or even painful conditions resulting from changes in hormones. While not every woman or person with female anatomy who goes through menopause experiences these negative symptoms, relief is available in the form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for those who do.

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment method commonly used for individuals experiencing menopausal symptoms. Colorado menopause treatment can help re-establish the proper balance of hormones so you can get back to living life to the fullest. Work with Dr. Edward Jacobson to identify and customize the right treatment plan for your menopausal symptoms.

Overview of Menopause

Menopause is the point in a woman’s life where she no longer has menstrual cycles, marked by 12 consecutive months without a period. It typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 60, though this can vary on an individual basis. Once your menstrual cycle stops completely, your ovaries no longer need to produce estrogen. With a drop in estrogen, some menopausal individuals experience unwanted side effects such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood changes
  • Vaginal dryness or pain during sex
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty with concentration
  • Urinary problems, including stress incontinence or urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Thinning hair
  • Osteoporosis

Menopause treatment in Colorado can help relieve these symptoms by re-balancing your body’s estrogen and progesterone levels with bioidentical hormones.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatments

Since every person may experience menopause differently, various hormone combinations and forms of treatment are available in Colorado. In general, a mix of estrogen and progesterone called “combination therapy,” is the most widely used treatment option to manage symptoms of menopause. This combination therapy can be administered as a cyclical treatment to align with your menstrual period if you experience menopausal symptoms despite still getting a period, or as a continuous treatment once menstruation has ceased.

Combination menopause treatment in Colorado can also be good for patients who have undergone an oophorectomy, or surgery to remove the uterus and ovaries and helps reduce the risk of cancer.

Depending on the type of menopause treatment, you may be able to choose how you would like it administered. For example, most patients opt for a daily pill for estrogen or combination estrogen-progesterone therapy. Local estrogen treatments may also be applied as a cream, vaginal tablet, or vaginal ring. Other options may include skin patches, suppositories, IUDs, or nasal spray.

Menopause Treatment Options in Colorado

If you can no longer manage your menopausal symptoms as they are interfering with your daily life, hormone replacement therapy may be an option for you to discuss with your doctor. However, keep in mind that Colorado menopause treatment is not one-size-fits-all. Instead, it is an individualized treatment involving the proper hormones, dosage, and method best fit for your exact needs.

If you would like to try HRT for menopause treatment, contact Dr. Jacobson today. Take the first step toward a happier, more comfortable stage of menopause with hormone replacement therapy.