Hormone Replacement Therapy
Many women find the symptoms of menopause unbearable. Briarwood Clinic and American Medical Group offers hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to relieve some of these symptoms. If you are considering HRT, make an appointment in our Midland, TX, office for an examination and to discuss your options.
Benefits & Risks of Hormone Therapy
Systemic estrogen, via pill, patch, gel, cream, or spray, is very effective in providing relief from hot flashes and night sweats. An added benefit is protection against osteoporosis. Some research indicates that estrogen reduces the risk of colon cancer. Low-dose vaginal products relieve urinary and vaginal symptoms but do not offer any of the benefits of systemic estrogen.
Estrogen may increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, blood clots, or breast cancer. These risks may vary by age. Ask your healthcare provider for more information.