Studies have shown that about two-thirds of postmenopausal women suffer from various discomforts and ailments. Systemic Hormonal Replacement Therapy in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah is one of the most effective ways to alleviate unpleasant menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, palpitations, and night sweats. It also reduces discomfort in the genital area, such as vaginal dryness, itching, burning sensation, and pain during intercourse.
What is Hormonal Replacement Therapy?
It replenishes estrogen sources in the body to treat menopausal symptoms. Taking estrogen causes the uterine lining to thicken, so progesterone is added to the treatment to stop this. This is important because a thickened lining can undergo cellular changes that have the potential to develop into uterine cancer. For a woman who has had a hysterectomy, estrogen alone will be sufficient.
When is it Needed?
As a premenopausal treatment, it is the path to active longevity. Natural analogs of female hormones soften the process of transition to adulthood, prevent bone demineralization and other adverse events, prolonging biological and aesthetic youth.
The gynecologist selects the most optimal drug. On average, such treatment is prescribed for 5 years, during which the dose of estrogen gradually decreases, stimulating age-related changes.
The treatment normalizes the psycho-emotional state, reduces the incidence of osteoporosis and bone fractures in old age, and simplifies the process of controlling body weight and the risk associated with obesity. It also aids in the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.
The advantages include:
Decreased Vasomotor Symptoms: Patients usually feel better within four weeks of starting treatment, with the maximum effect achieved three months later.
Improving the Quality of Life: It can normalize sleep, and eliminate muscle pain, which affects the feeling of life in general.
Eliminating Mood Swings: It helps to cope with the symptoms of depression.
Reduction of Urogenital Symptoms: It reduces vaginal dryness and improves sexual function. It can also relieve the symptoms of frequent urination
Reduction of Risks: The risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, and colorectal cancer are all reduced.
Before prescribing the treatment, the doctor carefully weighs the pros and cons. It is not prescribed if any of the following conditions are revealed:
- Blood clotting disorders and a tendency to thrombosis
- Oncological diseases in the past and present
- Benign neoplasms of the genital organs
- Mental disorders
- Severe diabetes
Types of Hormones:
HRT involves the use of natural female sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. They can be taken in the form of pills, patches, or gels, and each woman should decide with her doctor what is most convenient for her by weighing the pros and cons of each option.
Usually taken once a day, is one of the most common ways to take HRT. Tablets are available that contain only estrogen or estrogen and progestogen. It is important to know that the risk of venous thrombosis increases slightly with taking medications by mouth compared to other modalities.
They are the most used modality and must be replaced periodically according to the different dosages. Patches are available that release either estrogen-only or both estrogen and progestogen. Some women find the patches more practical than taking the tablets daily and they are associated with a slightly lower risk of venous thrombosis (blood clots) than with oral therapy.
The gel containing estrogen is applied to the skin once a day and allows immediate absorption of the drug. It offers the same benefits as the patch and is especially recommended for women who have had their uterus removed.
Creams containing only estrogen are an effective and safe solution for genital discomforts such as itching, vaginal dryness, pain during sexual intercourse, or recurrent urinary tract infections.
Doses and the treatment regimen are selected on a personal basis.
The treatment will last for many years, so it is important that the woman feels comfortable and together with the doctor decides the course of treatment.
The treatment can be performed by administering a single active ingredient of an estrogenic nature, or by using in combination an active ingredient of an estrogenic nature and one of a progestin nature.
You can choose between two models that induce menstruation or not, depending on the comfort and preference of the woman.
The treatment can be given orally, transdermally through which the drug is continuously released through a membrane applied to the skin. Estrogen contained in the hydroalcoholic gel is applied to the skin and acts as a reservoir. From here it will pass to the capillaries and the general circulation.
The cost of Hormonal Replacement Therapy in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah can range from AED 199 to AED 999. The cost varies depending on several factors and will be determined by the doctor after the initial consultation.
The side effects induced by the therapy are only a few, among these, we mention some of the most common:
- Breast pain and/or tension
- Vaginal candidiasis
- Nervousness and agitation
- Generalized malaise
- Weight gain
Book a Free Appointment!
If you are looking for Hormonal Replacement Therapy in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah, get in touch with the experts of Enfield Royal Clinic. Fill out the consultation form below to book a free appointment.
Dr. Rashad Haddad Gynecologist
Dr. Rashad G. Haddad is a French board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist having more than 25 years of experience. He is a member of the French College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is senior International Faculty in the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.View Profile