INTEGRIS women’s health specialists across Oklahoma offer hormone therapy to menopausal women as an effective way to fight the unfortunate side effects of aging. To find a provider near you, please check with your primary care provider or contact our national HealthLine at 1-888-951-2277.
Hormone replacement therapy — a treatment based upon medications containing female hormones to replace the ones the body no longer makes after menopause — is considered by many the best way to ward off uncomfortable side effects of menopause, such as hot flashes. Some physicians also believe it offers long-term benefits of preventing heart disease or dementia.
However, a few years ago a study brought some health concerns and risks to the forefront, resulting in a decline in the popularity of hormone replacement therapy. While it is no longer believed to be the magic cure for aging as it was once lauded, it is still an effective way to help navigate menopause. Hormone therapy is no longer recommended for disease prevention. However, further review of clinical trials and new evidence show that hormone therapy is a solid choice for certain women, depending on their risk factors.
Call your local INTEGRIS clinic today or call our national HealthLine at 1-888-951-2277.