In addition to the well-known health benefits of hormone therapy Doral FL to treat and cure many female disorders, women are now turning to hormone therapy to increase the strength and size of breast implants. Since breast augmentation is considered a cosmetic procedure, insurance companies often do not cover the cost of the procedure. A breast implant user who decides to use HRT to augment her implants has several options. She can choose among topical creams, surgery, or a combination of both.
Women who choose surgery to augment their breast size will find that their doctors will supply them with synthetic progesterone. Synthetic progesterone will reduce some of the positive effects of estrogen, but it will not reduce the negative side effects of progesterone such as headaches, moodiness, and nausea. Other hormones can be used to counteract these effects by increasing progesterone’s natural effect on other symptoms of menopause.
Hormone treatment to correct the symptoms of menopause does have certain health benefits. Women who discontinued their HRT treatment but continue to have hot flashes often report lower incidences of heart disease and stroke. A number of studies performed in women have found that hormone therapy can help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering triglycerides and improving the cardiovascular function. Women on hormonal replacement therapy have been found to have a lower risk of developing atherosclerosis and blood clots. One study showed that women on HRT had a decreased risk of developing blood clots after ten years of follow up.
The health benefits of hormone therapy depend on the types of studies performed. There are many observational studies comparing women on different hormonal regimens and events such as stroke and breast cancer. These studies have shown a reduction in hemorrhagic stroke and an increased risk of breast cancer, but the results of these studies are largely unproven. Case-control studies, which compare people with documented cases of menopause with people without these conditions, provide more supportive evidence of a protective effect. There have been few randomized clinical trials that directly compare the effects of replacement hormones in the context of treatment for menopause.
Another area of research examining the health benefits of therapy may be influenced by the use of hormones in conjunction with medical treatments. For example, some investigators have examined the effects of hormone replacement after prostate surgery. They have not compared people with prostate surgery with people who are not undergoing hormonal replacement therapy. Most of these observational studies have been performed on people who already have established patterns of healthy living.
Hormone therapy is usually recommended only for women going through menopause, but it is important to understand the limitations of this therapy. Hormone replacement can help relieve symptoms of menopause and relieve other conditions that can occur without estrogens (including osteoporotic fractures). However, women who are not doing menopause correctly, that do not take supplemental estrogen, or who have serious medical conditions should avoid hormone therapy. Hormone therapy done incorrectly can have very real, adverse side effects.