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Hormone Replacement Therapy

(HRT For Women)

Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers that play an important role in one’s health. A slight disruption may complicate your system.

For females, hormonal problems are, unfortunately, very common. An elevated or decreased estrogen level in women can lead to hormonal imbalances that affect one’s reproductive health and fertility.

Hormone imbalances can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, especially for menopausal women.  Winter Wellness, a Flagstaff-based Naturopathic and Hormone Clinic, fully understands this. We are committed to helping you alleviate your hormonal issues through our hormone therapy. 

A LOOK INTO WOMEN’S HEALTH: Female Hormonal Imbalances

Hormones regulate many aspects of life, such as growth and development, sexual functions, and mood. For a healthy mind and body, it is important to have balanced hormone levels.

Female hormones like estrogen play an important role in a woman’s body.  As you get older, estrogen levels drop and menopause symptoms begin to appear. This causes hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and irregularities in your monthly period. 

Hormonal disorders can cause problems in the body’s normal functions such as mood fluctuations, anxiety, and even endometrial cancer. If not treated, these may lead to a disruption in the body’s ability to function properly.

Signs of Hormonal Deficiency For Women

These signs and symptoms are indicators that your estrogen, androgen, and progesterone levels may not be optimal.

Symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Poor concentration
  • Weight Gain
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Bone Loss
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Brittle Nails
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Insomnia
  • Low Libido
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Menstrual headaches/migraines
  • Breast tenderness/ Fibrocystic breast
  • PMS
  • Irritability
  • Acne
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HRT For Women: Is it right for you?

Hormone replacement therapy (popularly known as menopausal hormone therapy) is a medication that contains female hormones. This medication replaces the estrogen that your body stops making during menopause (estrogen therapy). 

The therapy can be used to treat menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal discomfort. It has also been proven to reduce bone loss and fracture in postmenopausal women.

Hormone therapy is not without health risks, just like other treatments for different diseases. If not administered by a trusted licensed health professional, hormone therapy may bring an increased risk of breast cancer, blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and gallbladder disease. 

HRT may not be recommended if you have these health issues:

  • Pregnancy
  • Vaginal bleeding issues
  • Certain kinds of cancer
  • History of stroke, heart attack, blood clots, liver disease 

Certain types of HRT have a higher risk, and each woman’s risks can vary, depending upon the individual’s personal medical history and lifestyle. You and your health care provider need to discuss the risks and benefits for you.

What We Can Do For You

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Bio-identical Hormones chemically have the same structure as the hormones that your own body produces. Compounded prescriptions are preferred so they can be tailored to your specific needs.

Common Types prescribed: estradiol, estriol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and pregnenolone.

Common Forms: topical creams, oral capsules, troches, and pellets

Whether your goal is prevention, hormone replacement, or menopause treatment Dr. Erin Winter will evaluate your symptoms and laboratory tests to create a tailored treatment plan made specifically for you.

We Do More Than Just a Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Winter Wellness confidently treats:

  • Menopause symptoms
  • Perimenopause symptoms
  • PMS/PMDD
  • PCOS
  • Irregular cycles
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Low libido
  • Osteopenia
  • Hormonal acne

If you have these symptoms don’t be discouraged!

Where there is smoke, there is usually fire, meaning there ARE reasons AND answers for you. With a thorough intake and in-depth laboratory testing, Dr. Erin  Winter can help you discover your specific imbalances and support your body in finding equilibrium.

Get back to feeling like you again!