If you’re looking for relief from your menopause symptoms, Winona suggests working directly with your Winona physician to clearly understand the pros and cons of any hormone replacement therapy (HRT) plan. Working together you can decide which therapy is right for you. Winona offers HRT in pills, creams and patches. Of course, as with any prescription, the concentration of any choice depends on your physicians recommendations.
Estrogen pill — Pills are the most common treatment for menopausal symptoms, and Winona’s estrogens are all bioidentical and made from yams.
Estrogen patch — the patch is worn on the skin of your abdomen and buttocks. Patches are replaced every few days.
Topical Estrogen – Creams offer a safe effective way to get estrogen into your system. Just like with patches, this type of estrogen treatment is absorbed through the skin directly into the bloodstream. Winona’s creams are used once a day (usually before bed).
Vaginal estrogen — Winona’s vaginal estrogen comes in a cream and these treatments are for women who have specifically vaginal dryness, itchiness, and burning or pain during intercourse. Creams can be used daily, several times a week, or as needed.