Hormones for Women
HRT for women depends greatly on what stage of life they are in.
Perimenopause-related health concerns may include mood swings, depression, fatigue, decrease in sexual desire, vaginal drying, insomnia, anxiety, and night sweats.
Hormones that are often used to help offset perimenopausal symptoms are progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone.
Premenopausal symptoms are often related to ‘estrogen dominance’ or ‘androgenic symptoms’. For example, premenopausal dysphoric disorder and Polycystic ovarian syndrome (often associated with depression).
Hormones and medication used for premenopausal symptoms: progesterone for PMDD, and protection of endometrial lining due to excessive estrogen, metformin for insulin resistance, and spironolactone for acne and hirsutism related to androgenic effects of PCOS.
Post-menopausal symptoms may include fatigue, urovaginal drying and atrophy, depression, anxiety, low libido, memory, and cognitive decline.
Hormones that are associated with treating post-menopausal related hormone changes: estradiol (oral or transdermal), progesterone (oral or sublingual), testosterone, and DHEA.
Other hormones often used with women of all ages include:
Hormones will be dispensed from Restored directly, or if a cream or compound is necessary through MedQuest pharmacies.
Prescription of estradiol will require a mammogram prior to starting, and also will require oral or sublingual progesterone to protect endometrial lining (Restored does not use transdermal progesterone).