I Had Breast Cancer and Can’t Take Hormones
Hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopause symptoms typically isn’t an option for breast cancer survivors. The hormones, estrogen, and progesterone can influence breast cancer, making hormone therapy unsafe for women who have had breast cancer.
If you’re a breast cancer survivor, you’ve won a debilitating battle! You shouldn’t have to suffer through menopause symptoms simply because hormone replacement therapy isn’t an option.
While it may not be possible to replenish your estrogen levels with HRT after breast cancer, there are other treatments for menopause symptoms available to you. Here, we’ll discuss these alternatives to hormone therapy so that you can overcome the uncomfortable effects of menopause.
Plant-based remedies, including herbal supplements, show promise for restoring hormonal balance. While you should always talk to your doctor before starting a new supplement, there are several herbs that may offer similar benefits to hormone replacement therapy.
Examples of herbal supplements that can help with menopause symptoms include:
- Dong Quai
Non-Hormonal Treatments for Vaginal Dryness and Painful Sex
Estrogen helps to keep the vaginal tissues tight and lubricated. So, declining estrogen levels due to menopause can lead to vaginal dryness and painful sex.
For women who can’t undergo estrogen therapy for vaginal dryness after menopause, a variety of non-hormonal, non-surgical treatment options are available. At the Visionary Centre for Women, we offer THERMiva, the O-Shot, and THERMI-O to restore vaginal moisture and comfort during sex.
THERMiva uses gentle radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production within the vagina, the vaginal wall beneath the urethra, and external labial areas. As the vaginal tissues produce more collagen after THERMiva treatment, patients experience improved vaginal moisture and tightness, which can offset the symptoms of menopause.
The O-Shot utilizes platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to stimulate healing and rejuvenation in the vaginal tissues. As a result, women experience more powerful orgasms, increased natural lubrication, and relief from painful sex.
THERMI-O combines the benefits of THERMiva and the O-Shot for increased improvement to vaginal moisture and sensation. This innovative treatment can boost women’s sexual gratification after menopause without the need for hormones.
To learn more about THERMiva, the O-Shot, and THERMI-O, schedule a consultation at the Visionary Centre for Women today!