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Hormone Replacement Therapy For Women

If you have ailments that keep you up at night, disorders that make life harder than it should be, and a need for treatment that can provide relief, then you want to get in touch with EzCare Clinic. Staffed by licensed physicians that can help you understand your health conditions, EzCare can help you treat a wide spectrum of problems, such as ADHD, anxiety, and weight loss. We can even help you get an emotional support animal letter, along with other services that all serve to help you live a healthier life. Whether you visit us in person or at home with the help of telehealth communication, you can be sure we can help you find relief.

When it comes to women’s health, menopause is a significant life change that brings with it a variety of unpleasant symptoms. The intensity and extreme nature of the symptoms vary from woman to woman, as age and other factors contribute to how menopause affects individuals. The most common (and famous) of these symptoms are hot flashes, which can show up as redness on the skin and sweating. Hot flashes can be as short as a few seconds to as long as several minutes. These symptoms can be combated, as well as avoided, and it all comes down to the person, where they are in life, and how they choose to treat it.

The problems associated with menopause do not affect every woman the same way. Because of this, some women may not have to take any specific medication to deal with their symptoms. On top of that, it is possible not to feel the symptoms and effects that are most commonly known to come from menopause. Depending on your age and how your body reacts to it, you may only have to make sure you’re living a healthy lifestyle as a way to combat menopause. Even if you have yet to experience full-blown menopause, it can still benefit you to not only keep a healthy lifestyle but look into the medications that exist for it. You could be able to treat the symptoms ahead of time, though, like everything else, this depends on the individual.

 

HRT For Women

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HRT for women

For treating menopause, hormone replacement therapy is among the most popular and effective. As the name implies, it uses synthetic hormones to replace the hormones in the body that are no longer being created because of menopause. As a popular form of treatment, hormone therapy has proven itself as a recommended choice for treating menopause and its symptoms. Not only that, but it can even help prevent bone loss, which is something that can happen during and because of menopause.

The choice of choosing hormone replacement therapy can be determined by different reasons, including your age and general health conditions. If you’re of a certain age and your risk of cancer and heart disease is excellent, you may not want to take this type of medication. Hormone replacement therapy can increase your risk of heart disease, cancer, strokes, and blood clots. This also goes for your medical history and the dosage prescribed, both of which can increase your risk of danger if you were to take hormone replacements.

The risks mentioned are a primary reason those who decide to take hormone replacements are often also prescribed progesterone. This is done to counterbalance the possible problems that estrogen can cause if taken by itself, which can result in different risks and side-effects. Women who have had their uterus removed do not have to take progesterone; this is because estrogen on its own can stimulate the lining of the uterus.

 

Types Of Hormone Replacement Therapy

The two main types of hormone replacement therapy are systemic estrogen and low-dose vaginal products.

Systemic estrogen is the treatment that is most common for treating menopause. As a hormone replacement, it can treat symptoms related to hot flashes while also taking care of vaginal symptoms (dryness, itching, burning). It can be considered as a pill, patch, cream, gel, or spray; which one works best is up to you and your medical doctor to decide.

Low-dose vaginal products specifically target the vagina and are available in creams, rings, or tablets. They are less absorbent to the body than systemic estrogen, but unlike that type, low-dose vaginal products cannot additionally treat symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.

 

Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Benefits of HRT

Hormone replacement therapy can treat the symptoms of menopause in ways other alternatives can’t. Not only that, but it can even help with the prevention of other medical conditions and ailments, such as colon cancer. One notable illness hormone therapy can protect against is osteoporosis, a disease that decreases bone mass, which can happen not only as you get older, but when you have menopause.

 

How To Get Hormone Replacement Therapy In San Francisco

If you are interested in getting hormone replacement therapy medication, then contact EzCare Clinic. Our specialist staff of licensed physicians will be able to evaluate you thoroughly to help you better understand your condition and the symptoms that you may be having. From there, you and the doctor will be able to decide on the best treatment options, including the best form of administration, in case some types are less effective or safe for you than others.

We at EzCare understand each patient is different, so we make sure your individual needs are met for the best quality of care possible. If you would like to set-up an appointment, you can call us at (415) 966-0848 or visit our website’s appointments page. Make sure you’re prepared and well-taken care of from menopausal symptoms and make your appointment today!


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Knowing the causes and treatments of erectile dysfunction requires an in-depth understanding of how erections work and the psychological and physiological factors that bring them about. An erection is part and parcel of the male physiognomy and is caused by increased blood flow through the penis. This increased blood flow is usually caused by either direct contact with the penis or the stimulations of sexual thought. Basically, erections are neurovascular events, which means that the veins, arteries, and nerves all need to function properly for them to occur.

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Getting an erection is a complex process that involves the peripheral nervous system, the central nervous system, psychological and physiologic factors, vascular (i.e., circulation or blood flow) and hormonal components, as well as local factors within the penis. Erections happen in response to smell, touch, visual or auditory stimuli, any of which may cause the brain to send information to the nerve centers located along the spine’s base. The nerve fibers located here are responsible for the regulation of blood flow before, during and after erections.

Erectile dysfunction or impotence is the inability to get or sustain an erection long enough for the satisfactory completion of sexual activity. It is a subset of sexual dysfunction and can occur if any of the psychological or physiological processes required to get or maintain an erection is disrupted. The factors that cause erectile dysfunction are classified into two: psychological factors and physiological factors.

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Psychological Factors of ED

Some studies show that this is the most common cause of erectile dysfunction, although it usually coexists with other functional or physical causes. Inability to get an erection often produces an emotional and psychological reaction in those affected, and this, in turn, produces a pattern of stress, low self-esteem, and anxiety that further interferes with sexual performance. This is termed “performance anxiety” and should be addressed immediately by your preferred healthcare provider.

Several areas of the brain are involved in sexual behavior, and as such, psychogenic ED may induce the brain to send messages that prevent or inhibit erections. Psychogenic ED may occur due to stressors which cause the release of catecholamines that tighten penile muscles and prevents them from relaxing. Also, feelings such as self-consciousness or nervousness about sex, stress at home or the workplace, troubled feelings or feelings of insecurity about your sexual relationships can contribute to psychogenic ED.

In such cases, successful treatment will include psychotherapy or psychological counseling for both partners. Medications used in the treatment of psychological issues may also cause ED, and it is advised to consult a physician before discontinuing any medication.

Physical Factors of ED

Physiological erectile dysfunction has been linked to a number of factors such as hormonal imbalance, sleep disorders, or simply a matter of age. From the age of 40 and above, most men will experience some form of ED. They will notice that achieving erections will take more time and effort and sustaining it will become more challenging. Hormonal imbalance is another cause of physiological ED especially in men having pituitary gland problems or having excess estrogen in their system, due to obesity. Some of the common causes of physiological ED include the following:

  •    High blood pressure and cholesterol
  •    Metabolic syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease
  •    Diabetes and obesity
  •    Peyronie’s disease and sleep disorders
  •    Alcoholism and substance abuse
  •    Enlarged prostate or prostate cancer treatments
  •    Injuries or surgeries that affect the spinal cord or pelvic area.
  •    Radiation treatments for cancer
  •    Medications such as antihistamines, antidepressants, and prescription drugs that treat prostate, pain, high blood pressure, etc.

If you have one or more of these underlying conditions, treating them may be enough to reverse ED.

One of the common questions asked by men who experience some form of erectile dysfunction is when they should see a healthcare professional. For individuals who experience ED on occasion, for instance, less than 5 percent of the time, medical attention may not be required. However, if the frequency increases or you experience erection induced pain, you should seek the help of a medical professional.

If you have or suspect that you have erectile dysfunction or issues with your sexual performance, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced healthcare professional. You should choose a medical clinic that employs professional staff with years of experience in treating the causes and symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Whether the cause is physical or psychological, they should have different treatment options that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. They should also have operating hours that suit your schedule, so you don’t have to worry about missing an appointment.

Schedule an appointment with EZCare Clinic’s San Francisco office. We’re open seven days a week from 11 am to 7 pm.


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Introduced to the public by the pharmaceutical manufacturing giant Pfizer in 1998, Viagra is one of the most common and effective treatments for erectile dysfunction. It is also the most widely discussed and controversial pharmaceutical drug to hit the mainstream market in the last three decades. The active ingredient in Viagra is sildenafil citrate, which was originally developed to lower blood pressure.

Unintended Side Effect During Clinical Trials

Pharmaceutical scientists in the U.K were trying to create a drug for the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure. The drug was meant to affect pertinent enzymes within the walls of the blood vessels that controlled the signaling of nitric oxide. During clinical trials, many patients began to mention improved erections as a side effect of the drug. This led to the development of the drug for use in the treatment of erection difficulties.

Relaxes Blood Vessels Around the Penile Area

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Viagra helps to treat erectile dysfunction in men who have issues achieving or maintaining an erection. It functions by relaxing blood vessels around the penile area, allowing for easier and increased blood flow to the penis. It improves erectile response in men who are sexually stimulated and does not initiate sexual stimulation by itself. When a man is sexually stimulated (through smell, touch, visual or auditory stimuli), the body’s nervous system releases nitric oxide present in the penis’ erectile tissue.

Helps to Prevent the Degradation of cGMP

The nitric oxide causes the stimulation of an enzyme, which in turn produces cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate). The cGMP causes the dilation of arteries in the penile area and causes blood to flow to the erectile tissues thereby resulting in an erection. Erectile dysfunction occurs when cGMP is degraded before sexual satisfaction is achieved. Viagra works by preventing the degradation of cGMP and allowing for the continuous flow of blood to the arteries and erectile tissues.

Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Aside from being an important and very effective treatment for erectile dysfunction, Viagra could also be used in the treatment of other health conditions. One such promising application of Viagra is the treatment of PAH (pulmonary arterial hypertension), a life-threatening and potentially deadly lung and heart condition. Studies show that Viagra significantly decreases the symptoms of PAH through the relaxation of blood vessels in the patient’s lungs, thus preventing constriction that leads to hypoxia and pulmonary hypertension. If left untreated, PAH could lead to right-sided heart failure. There are numerous cases where Viagra was used to successfully treat premature babies born with PAH.

Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure

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Viagra also improves the symptoms of men diagnosed with CHF (congestive heart failure) since it helps to lower blood pressure and heart rate during physical exertions like exercise and sexual activities. Studies show that over 65{c8203d9761d747080d5d8d8905d1aba42b1fc0bb0c6677c47be69113e1f0c095} of patients suffering from CHF also have erectile dysfunction. Most of these patients believe that the medications used in treating CHF adversely affect their sexual performance and as a result, they stop taking them. Viagra encourages such patients to continue their medications while it takes care of erectile dysfunction.

Symptomatic Relief from BPH

Viagra could also provide relief from some urinary tract symptoms usually associated with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), which is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. BPH usually occurs when the prostate gland is undergoing its second phase of growth and this growth period may begin to interfere with the normal functioning of the male urinary system. Reports from the Urology Care Foundation show that nearly 50 percent of men between 51- 60 and over 90 percent of those above 80 suffer from BPH. Although it is non-cancerous, BPH shows some of the symptoms associated with prostate cancer and can only be diagnosed by an experienced healthcare professional.

Increases Chances of Fertility

Studies conducted in Nevada by the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine show that Viagra could dramatically increase chances of fertility in certain groups of women. The study suggested that it aids fertility by increasing the flow of blood to the patient’s uterus.

Finding a Clinic That Provides Viagra

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It’s imperative that you find a clinic with qualified physicians who have experience in treating men with Viagra. Find a clinic with professional staff and a division that specializes in men’s health. You should also choose a clinic that provides convenient appointments or walk-in availability. If you would like to get a Viagra prescription in San Francisco, schedule your appointment with EZCare Clinic by calling (415) 966-0848 or walk in from 11 am to 7 pm.


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