Menopause Treatment: Medicine
The most well-known medical treatment for menopause is hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). It is prescribed both to relieve symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, depression, anxiety, vaginal dryness, and insomnia. It is also prescribed to reduce the risk of diseases whose prevalence rises with age, such as osteoporosis, dementia, and certain cancers.
Other medical treatments for menopause include selective seratonin uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs are a more symptoms-based approach, directly treating insomnia and depression associated with menopause, as opposed to treating the hormonal source of the symptoms.
[ Bioidentical hormone therapy] is another medical approach. Bioidentical compounding uses hormones structured exactly like those naturally produced in the body, and combines them in a way that compliments the patient's hormone levels. Bioidentical hormones are mostly plant sourced.
Effect of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) on Menopause
The hormones provided with HRT are meant to replace the natural hormones that a woman's body no longer produces after menopause. Estrogen is involved in many functions in the body, and therefore, HRT...
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Effect of Escitalopram on Menopause
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