September 17th, 2019 7:17 PM

Menopause & Hormone Replacement Therapy

Some of the most frequently asked questions in our practice revolve around hormone treatment. Menopause is defined as cessation of periods for more than 12 consecutive months in women over the age of 40. Laboratory tests or hormonal levels are not always helpful in diagnosing menopause in women with a uterus and on birth control pills.

Once you are menopausal, the decision to use estrogen and/or progesterone is up to you, based on your symptoms. If your symptoms are unbearable and inhibiting your enjoyment of life, the use of hormone replacement therapy can be helpful in management of menopausal discomfort.

Symptoms of menopause that are reduced or eliminated with hormone use include:

You should not use hormones in menopause if:

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