When monitored and guided by trained medical professionals, HRT is absolutely safe and can improve your health both long-term and short-term. Millions of women have used HRT for decades to help them feel their best!
What you should know:
Estrogen Replacement can add back the estrogen that naturally decreases during menopause. Estrogen has many jobs, but one is mental processing. Estrogen “lubricates the brain.” Taking HRT in menopause may improve memory, concentration, and cognition. Estrogen can also help protect against heart disease, strokes, decrease blood cholesterol, lower the incidence of Alzheimer’s/dementia, improve mood swings, decrease water retention, reduce hot flashes, prevent osteoporosis, and reduces the chance of Type 2 diabetes. Winona provides estrogen that is chemically identical to the kind made by women’s ovaries, and described as “bioidentical.” Shipped by Winona’s private pharmacies it comes as a pill, transdermal cream, or patch.
Progesterone Replacement can help many symptoms. Once a woman hits her mid to late 30’s she can enter perimenopause, and progesterone production starts to decline. Once she reaches menopause, circulating progesterone levels are so low, they are similar to levels normally seen in men. Research shows that adding back the progesterone can improve brain function, mood as well as cardiovascular, and nervous system health. Progesterone can protect against uterine and breast cancer, helps fat metabolism, normalize blood sugar, reverse osteoporosis, improve thyroid function and act as a natural antidepressant, and reduce anxiety.
Testosterone Replacement: Although many think of it as a ‘male’ hormone, testosterone is also an important female hormone that plays a critical role in women’s health. Testosterone maintains normal metabolic function, muscle and bone strength, urogenital health, mood, and cognitive function. A deficiency in testosterone can lead to low sexual desire, arousal, and orgasm.
Tiredness, depression, headaches, cognitive problems, osteoporosis, and lean body tissue loss are additional complications from low testosterone. Testosterone levels peak in a woman’s ’20s and start to drop years before perimenopause. By menopause, most women’s levels are half of the peak levels. Winona offers DHEA, a testosterone precursor, to gently yet effectively replace the testosterone that can be missing with menopause.