Menopause and HRT

27/03/2019, Palacio Estoril

The amazing specialists at Palacio Estoril have kindly shared their knowledge on treating the menopause and HRT with medical intervention.

Are we doing more damage to our body by not addressing menopause and HRT?

During the period following menopause, when the level of sex hormones begins to decline significantly, women are at increased risk of heart disease, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's, among others. At the age of 50, we usually have about half of the hormones we had at age 25. Thus, even after the necessary clinical and laboratory examination, restoring the correct hormonal balance is a fundamental process to combat a series of conditions that worsen with age, such as stress, weight, tiredness, lack of energy, sexual desire, memory, serenity and inner peace.

Bio-Identical Hormones vs HRT?

Non-bio-identical (synthetic) hormones are chemically different from the natural hormones produced by the body. Oral, non-bio-identical conventional hormone replacement therapy (THT) is associated with an increased risk of cancer, including cancer of the uterus. It has been suggested in current literature that the use of bio-identical hormones in menopause has obvious advantages. As an example, bio-identical progesterone is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer and estriol. In addition, it is also highly effective in the treatment of menopausal symptoms.

What are the benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?

In Women:

  • Improved energy levels and mood
  • Decreased fat mass
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Improved sexual desire
  • Decrease in wrinkles
  • Bone protection against osteoporosis
  • Elimination of vaginal dryness
  • More enjoyable sex
  • Improvement of hot flushes

In Men:

  • Improved energy levels
  • Improved tone and muscle mass
  • Improved exercise resistance
  • Improved sexual desire and performance
  • Improved memory and concentration
  • More restful sleep
  • Stronger hair
  • Decreased joint pain
  • Improved bone health
  • Improvement of cholesterol values
  • Protection against cardiovascular diseases

Who should consider Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?

Dr. Manuel Pinto Coelho suggests that anyone over the age of 35 could consider Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy as this is when our hormones start depleting. By starting at this age you can restore your hormones before any of the symptoms traditionally would start. 

What does Palacio Estoril offer those looking for Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?

Palacio Estoril offers a Healthy Ageing Programme, which includes an Anti-Ageing consultation with a specialized doctor from Dr. Pinto Coelho's Clinic and an Integrative Biofeedback Consultation with Dr. Margarida Garcia for hormonal and vitamins measurements. Bio-identical Hormonal Replacement treatment is not specifically included within this treatment as it can only be prescribed, if necessary, by the anti-ageing doctor after all the initial blood tests and other important and relevant examinations. In the case that there is a prescription for the Bio-identical Hormonal Replacement treatment – it is important to ensure a very close follow up to monitor the patient's adaptation and to control the proper dosage upon return home by the anti-ageing medical team.

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