What does HRT do after hysterectomy?

Written by Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist: Gabriella Sanchez - February 06, 2023

What Does HRT Do After Hysterectomy?

Hysterectomies are a major surgery. They can be life changing and even life saving, but they also come with a host of potential side effects. One of the most common treatments for patients after a hysterectomy is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT helps to restore balance to the body’s hormonal system and has several important benefits for post-hysterectomy patients:

  • HRT helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis – Women who get their ovaries removed during or after a hysterectomy are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis. This is because estrogen is responsible for helping regulate bone density and maintaining strong bones. By replacing estrogen in the body, HRT can help to reduce this risk.
  • Reduces menopausal symptoms – Women going through menopause typically experience hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings and other uncomfortable symptoms due to a decrease in hormones levels. Hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate some of these symptoms by providing the missing hormones.
  • Improves libido – Loss of sex drive is common after a hysterectomy due to hormonal changes in the body. By restoring hormone levels through HRT, it may be possible to improve libido as well as other aspects of sexual function such as lubrication and orgasms.
  • Regulates menstrual cycle – If you still have your uterus but not your ovaries, you may still experience irregular periods due to lack of hormone production from your ovaries. Replacing those hormones via HRT can help regulate your periods and make them more regular again.

It's important to note that like any medical treatment, there are risks associated with hormone replacement therapy after hysterectomy, including an increased risk for blood clots, stroke or heart attack for some women over age 50 or those already at risk for these conditions. For this reason, it's important that any woman considering hormone replacement therapy speak with their doctor about their specific needs first before starting treatment.

At BHRT Pro Center we understand how challenging it can be trying to find the best post-hysterectomy care plan tailored just for you - which is why we offer personalized consultations with our specialists who will work closely with you every step of the way in finding an individualized solution based on your specific needs and goals- whether that involves hormone replacement therapy or another option! Contact us today to learn more!

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