- Reduce depression, fatigue, shiver, difficulty sleeping.
- Improve skin moisture, reduce skin inflammation, thicker and shinier hair.
- Improve concentration and memory.
- Increase bone density when taken together with calcium and proper exercise.
The results of hormone replacement are different from one woman to another, based on several different health factors.
Hormone replacement can be done in the following ways:
- Hormone replacement after hysterectomy
Supplement with estrogen alone. This hormone helps reduce menopause symptoms, and is available in tablet, gel and patch forms.
- Hormone replacement for women with their uterus
Use a combination of estrogen and progesterone in order to prevent endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer. This regimen can be divided into:
- Cyclic regimen: Supplemental estrogen for 21 days, with the last 12 days adding progesterone. There are 7 days that hormones are not used, and the woman consistently has a period during these 7 days. This HRT program is recommended for women in transition years or the early stages of menopause.
- Continuous combined regimen: Estrogen is supplemented daily in combination with progesterone in the same amount. Woman who use this type of HRT will have no period. This regimen of hormone replacement is recommended for women who have been in menopause for more than 1 year.
- Other hormone replacement (not estrogen or progesterone)
These hormore replacements may also prevent and cure menopause symptoms in some women. You should consult with your doctor to determine what hormones may work best for you.