For women, hormones play a critical role throughout their life, whether they are trying to get pregnant or entering menopause. When hormone levels are imbalanced, it can make it difficult to conceive, or it can result in agonizing symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help restore your body’s natural balance.
At Unruh Spine Centers, we now offer hormonal treatments for women struggling with infertility and other hormonal imbalances. Our experienced medical team can help ensure you receive a prompt, accurate diagnosis and a comprehensive treatment plan. If you would like help to restore your hormone levels, contact our Santa Clarita studio at (661) 288-0022 to schedule an appointment.
HRT is Hormone Replacement Therapy. It is commonly used to assist women who have a hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalances in women can affect their fertility, making it more difficult for them to get pregnant. HRT can also be used to achieve hormonal balance during menopause.
Women produce two different hormones from their ovaries: estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen and progesterone levels can naturally decline as a woman ages. However, they can also be imbalanced due to other factors throughout a woman’s life, leading to fertility issues. Therefore, the need for hormone replacement therapy may be at any time from child-bearing years through menopause.
Does HRT Help with Infertility?
While Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is commonly used to treat symptoms related to menopause, it can also be used to treat infertility. Progesterone and estrogen each have an important function before and during implantation. Estrogen helps to thicken the lining of the uterus, while progesterone helps prepare the uterus for implantation. Progesterone is also critical for maintaining a pregnancy.
HRT works by replacing these naturally occurring hormones, restoring balance in your body. Additionally, HRT can be used to help regulate a woman’s cycle to help increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.
Can HRT Be Used for Menopause Symptoms?
HRT is frequently used to combat symptoms related to menopause. During menopause, a woman’s levels of estrogen and progesterone may fall. The decrease in estrogen and progesterone can cause discomfort.
Symptoms of menopause include:
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Discomfort during sex
In addition to helping relieve these symptoms, HRT has a number of other benefits. Restoring low levels of estrogen, for instance, can help prevent broken bones. Estrogen is critical for averting osteoporosis or a thinning of the bones. It is also believed that it could lower the risk of some cancers and reduce the risk of diabetes.
Types of HRT Treatments We Offer
At Unruh Spine Centers, we offer Hormone Replacement Therapy treatments in several forms. Our doctors will work one-on-one with you to determine the best course of action based on your lifestyle and desired outcome.
HRT treatments we offer include:
- Gels or creams
- Shots or injections
A doctor may recommend a single hormone replacement or combination therapy. To learn more about our HRT treatments, contact our Santa Clarita studio. We offer same-day appointments.
Who Should Not Use HRT?
A hormonal imbalance should be diagnosed by a medical professional. HRT may be part of a comprehensive treatment plan developed by you and your doctor. However, as noted by the Cleveland Clinic, there are some women who HRT may not be recommended.
Hormone replacement therapy may not be right for a person who has (or had):
- Certain types of cancer (including breast and endometrial)
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Liver disease
- A high risk of blood clots
- A history of stroke
- A history of heart attack
- An increased risk for vascular disease
It may also not be recommended for a person who is pregnant. The best way to determine whether HRT is the right treatment option is by discussing your symptoms with a licensed medical professional.
What Should I Do If I Suspect a Hormonal Imbalance?
If you have been unable to get pregnant or are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms related to menopause, you might be a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy. To determine whether this would be the right treatment for you, contact our office.
During check-in, we will walk through your medical history and current health concerns. Then you will undergo a thorough examination to determine the cause of your symptoms or condition. Once a diagnosis is reached, our doctors will develop an all-inclusive treatment plan to help you achieve a better quality of life.
Contact Our Office to Schedule an Appointment
If you are struggling with infertility or believe that you may have a hormonal imbalance, contact our office at (661) 288-0022 to schedule an appointment. Our team of doctors will help develop a complete treatment plan. We are a full-service medical office that can help you live a better life.
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