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Menopause Hormone Treatments – Dallas, TX

Take Control Back From Menopause

Menopausal symptoms can last 10 years or more, consisting of hot flashes, night sweats, flushing, anxiety, sleep disruption, and heart palpitations. Long-term estrogen and testosterone deficiency can also lead to vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), which involves atrophy of the vulva, vagina, and lower urinary tract. Over the years, the symptoms of menopause eventually resolve, but the physical changes of VVA are progressive and can continue to adversely affect a woman’s health, sexuality, and quality of life. The vaginal surfaces can become thin, dry, and sensitive. Urinary urgency and incontinence can often result as well. Today, hormone replacement therapy is the best options for menopause hormone treatments in Dallas, TX.

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Why Choose Designs for Wellness for Menopause Hormone Treatments?

  • Able to Stop Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, & Other Common Symptoms
  • Treatments Personally Designed for Every Patient
  • Fix Vaginal Dryness & Urinary Incontinence

Hormonal Treatments for Menopause

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Menopausal symptoms can be treated and breast cancer risk can be reduced by restoring the proper hormone balance. The use of hormone replacement (estrogen and testosterone) has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer in several studies done over the past 10 years, a few of which I have included below. The use of progesterone, which is the hormone most associated with increased breast cancer risk, should be minimized and used only as needed to decrease the incidence of endometrial (uterine) overstimulation and vaginal bleeding.

Oral Estrogen Doesn’t Cause Breast Cancer –
But It’s Not Without It’s Risks

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The Women’s Health Initiative, started in 1991, revealed an increased incidence of breast cancer associated with the oral hormone replacement PremPro (estrogen and medroxyprogesterone), placing post-menopausal women in a tough position – do they risk breast cancer or enjoy a normal premenopausal lifestyle? The media and many physicians assumed this study included ALL hormones, but the only hormone replacements studied were the oral medications PremPro and Premarin (estrogen only). The study found that oral estrogen alone didn’t cause any increased risk for breast cancer. These same studies indicated that estrogen alone may even reduce the risk for breast cancer.

Read the Full Results of the Study

A brief summary of the WHI findings:

Compared with the placebo, estrogen plus progestin resulted in:

  • Increased risk of heart attack
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Increased risk of blood clots
  • Increased risk of breast cancer
  • Reduced risk of colorectal cancer
  • Fewer bone fractures
  • No protection against mild cognitive impairment and increased risk of dementia (study included only women aged 65 and older)

Compared with the placebo, estrogen alone resulted in:

  • No difference in risk for heart attack
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Increased risk of blood clots
  • Uncertain effect for breast cancer
  • No difference in risk for colorectal cancer
  • Reduced risk of bone fractures

Clearly, the use of oral hormones with or without progesterone is NOT advisable. The lifetime incidence of breast cancer increased 5% and stroke and blood clots increased for those using oral PremPro (estrogen and medroxyprogesterone) and Premarin based on the WHI data.