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Hormone Replacement Therapy

As we move through our menopause transition, we experience what are known as hormonal fluctuations, characterized by symptoms like hot flashes, low libido, vaginal dryness, and even insomnia. Finding the right treatments for these symptoms isn’t always easy, and knowing what’s right can feel daunting. At Winona, our health care providers recommend bioidentical hormones, or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). This treatment involves using bioidentical  estrogen and progestogen to restore dropping hormone levels, which are at the root of your symptoms. 

There are many misconceptions about HRT that can keep women like you from receiving real help with lasting results. Understanding the facts and the pros and cons of HRT can help you decide how you want to move forward with treatment. 

Menopause doesn’t have to mean a loss of control. Learn more about how HRT could help you manage your menopause symptoms. At Winona, our doctors are eager to address any questions and concerns you may have and help determine if HRT is right for you.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

10 Lifestyle Tips to Naturally Balance Hormones

7 min read - August 17, 2021

Let’s face it, as women, we strive for naturally balance hormones, and that goal often seems to rule our lives. We hit puberty, and bam we have a whole new monthly awakening of hormones. We live with the reality of often challenging menstrual periods from about 12 ‘til 45’ish. Then, somewhere between 35 and 49, we enter perimenopause, and the handle we thought we had on our hormones goes out the window. The decision to treat and whether to prescribe a product available through Winona is up to the patient and their Winona-affiliated providers who are all licensed, board-certified, and never financially motivated to prescribe. We believe that if women embrace their evolving bodies by providing the nutrients their body needs they can move through this sometimes precarious phase with grace and wellness. Learn more.

10 Lifestyle Tips to Naturally Balance Hormones
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HRT for Menopause: “Hormone Cocktail” for Every Woman

6 min read - August 17, 2021

Menopause is the absence of the menstrual cycle for one full year. It usually occurs at about 45-52 years of age, but perimenopause can start at 35. Menopausal symptoms are incredibly variable from woman to woman. Some women have few symptoms, while others feel miserable. Your ideal hormone levels or ‘Hormone Cocktail’ are very different from anyone else's. We appreciate that every woman is unique and especially as you enter into peri- and menopause you will need optimal hormone therapy or ‘hormone cocktail’ that is unique to you in order to help you feel good and stay healthy. Winona can help offer a solution for women that may include pills, creams, and patches. We provide other replacements for women to help improve long-term healthcare AND the way they look and feel. Read more.

HRT for Menopause: “Hormone Cocktail” for Every Woman
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Benefits of Progesterone After Menopause

6 min read - August 02, 2021

Menopause is a normal, but often really challenging, phase of life. While the changes in hormone levels cannot be avoided, the intense symptoms these hormone changes cause can be relieved through the benefits of progesterone or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). A variety of menopause treatments, or HRT medications, are available at Winona. Night sweats treatments, and even very effective vaginal dryness treatments are waiting for you today.

Benefits of Progesterone After Menopause
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