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Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Alleviate menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness with Hormone Replacement Therapy. HRT can help restore hormonal balance, improve quality of life, and reduce the risk of conditions like osteoporosis in women.
FemSculpt™ is the first practice dedicated exclusively to feminine rejuvenation and wellness. Our doctors are experts in female anatomy and vaginal rejuvenation treatments. Our procedures can help address the aesthetic and functional issues in order to restore a woman’s intimate well-being.
What are the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy in women?
HRT is a great solution to alleviate menopause symptoms. The benefits of HRT include:
- Alleviation of Menopausal Symptoms: reduce hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness, and sexual discomfort.
- Prevention of Osteoporosis: help slow down bone loss and reduce the risk of fractures associated with osteoporosis.
- Management of Genitourinary Symptoms: help restore moisture, elasticity, and thickness to the vaginal tissues.
- Cardiovascular Health: reduced risk of heart disease in younger women within a few years of starting menopause.
- Mood and Cognitive Function: Reduce mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and difficulty with memory and concentration.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy for women?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women involves the use of hormones to replace or supplement the hormones that naturally decline during menopause. The main goal of HRT for menopause is to decrease menopause symptoms and improve overall quality of life. Here are the two main types of HRT for women:
- Estrogen Therapy (ET): Estrogen therapy involves the administration of estrogen alone. It is typically recommended for women who have undergone a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) because they no longer require progesterone.
- Combined Estrogen-Progesterone Therapy (EPT): This type of HRT combines both estrogen and progesterone. It is typically prescribed for women who have not had a hysterectomy because estrogen alone can increase the risk of endometrial cancer in women with an intact uterus. Progesterone is added to protect the uterine lining.
How does HRT for Menopause work?
Estrogen is administered to alleviate menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. If a woman has a uterus, progesterone is also given to protect the uterine lining. HRT can be taken in the form of pills, patches, gels, creams, or vaginal rings. The goal of hormone replacement therapy pellets for women is to restore hormone levels and improve overall well-being during and after menopause.
How soon will I see results from hormone replacement therapy?
Certain symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats, may show improvement within a few weeks to a few months after starting HRT pellets. Other symptoms, such as mood swings, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness, and sexual discomfort, may also improve gradually over time with continued HRT for menopause.
What are the signs that you need Hormone Replacement Therapy?
- Menopausal Symptoms: For women, the onset of menopause typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. If you experience symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, decreased libido, or trouble sleeping, HRT may be considered to alleviate these symptoms.
- Perimenopausal Symptoms: Perimenopause refers to the transitional phase leading up to menopause. During this time, hormone levels fluctuate, and women may experience irregular periods, mood changes, fatigue, and other menopausal-like symptoms. Hormone Replacement Therapy may be recommended to manage these symptoms if they significantly affect your quality of life.
- Hormonal Imbalances: Hormonal imbalances can occur at any age and may be caused by conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hypothyroidism, or adrenal insufficiency. Signs of hormonal imbalances can include irregular or absent periods, acne, weight gain or loss, hair loss, mood changes, and fertility issues. HRT may be recommended to help restore hormonal balance in such cases.
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Dr. Sue Kafali
Board Certified OB/GYN, Cosmetic Gynecologist & Wellness Doctor
Sue Kafali, MD, FACOG, is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kafali's background in gynecology and female reproductive health inspired her to open the first and only practice dedicated exclusively to cosmetic gynecology & sexual wellness for women. Dr. Kafali specializes in performing vaginal rejuvenation procedures including Labiaplasty, Vaginal Tightening, Labial Puff Injections, Cleft Narrowing, Perineoplasty, and Clitoral Hood Reduction.
Dr. Kafali's dedication to women's health, compassion, and exceptional patient care has earned her numerous awards including Top 10 OB/GYN Doctors in Illinois.
Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong
Triple Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon
Anh-Tuan Truong, MD, FACS, FAACS, is a skilled cosmetic surgeon double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Located in River North, Chicago, Dr. Truong's approach to enhancing a person's appearance achieves a stunning and natural result that works in harmony with each person's unique anatomy.
Dr. Truong has extensive education and over 20 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery and aesthetics. He began his formal education at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana with a bachelor's degree in Pre-Med and English.
Dr. Sue Kafali & Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong are experts in labiaplasty surgery, vaginal rejuvenation, and intimate wellness in Chicago, Illinois.
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