Women suffering from the acute symptoms of menopause, such as night sweats and hot flashes, are improving their lives through the use of highly effective hormone replacement therapy at clinics in Fort Collins and Johnstown. Hormone replacement therapy also provides some long-term protection against osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and even colon cancer. In fact, there is a long list of benefits associated with hormone replacement therapy, read on to discover what it can do for you.
A study conducted at Harvard University confirms that estrogen enhances the quality of sleep in women. The elimination of hat flashes and night sweats goes a long way in improving sleeping patterns, especially the ever-important REM sleep. Women who were deprived of hormone replacement treatments suffered deterioration in REM sleep.
Though the reasons are not fully understood, estrogen improves the mood of women who have lost ovarian function. Estrogen has numerous effects on the brain, one of which is a perceived feeling of overall well-being. Many women who have completed hormone replacement therapy describe feelings of revitalization, of being reborn if you will. These positive feelings translate into greater enjoyment of daily activities as well as better performance of duties.
Heart disease develops around ten years later in women as is does in men. Risk factors for heart disease in women include low estrogen levels. Before menopause, women tend to have higher levels of good cholesterol teamed with lower levels of the bad cholesterol. However, menopause changes that and puts women on same cholesterol levels as men. Hormone replacement therapy reverses this trend, sending cholesterol levels back to what they were before menopause.
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