Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA
Board Certified OBGYNs & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in Frisco, TX
The hormonal changes that occur during menopause may cause symptoms that significantly affect your quality of life. Hormone replacement therapy may alleviate these issues. At Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, in Frisco, Texas, the all-female team of board-certified OBGYNs provides hormone replacement therapy for menopause symptom relief. To schedule a consultation, call the office, or book an appointment online today.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is menopause?
Menopause is a normal biological stage in a woman’s life that marks the end of her fertility. You reach menopause when you go 12 months in a row without your period.
During menopause, your ovaries decrease production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The change in hormone production not only stops the monthly release of eggs from your ovaries but also causes an array of symptoms that may affect your daily life.
You can’t stop menopause, but hormone replacement therapy may help you get relief from your symptoms, so you feel more like your usual self.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a medical treatment that helps women struggling with their menopause symptoms. Treatment primarily focuses on improving your estrogen levels to alleviate these issues.
There are two types of hormone replacement therapy, including:
Systemic hormone therapy
Systemic hormone therapy typically contains a higher dose of estrogen and helps alleviate most of the symptoms women experience during menopause.
This hormone replacement therapy comes in many forms, including pills, creams, injections, and patches.
Low-dose vaginal products
Low-dose vaginal products contain smaller doses of estrogen to treat vaginal and urinary symptoms. This hormone therapy may come in the form of a tablet, cream, or ring.
Am I a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?
When you visit Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA for a menopause consultation, the team conducts a thorough exam to determine if you would benefit from hormone replacement therapy.
The team runs lab work to assess your hormone levels. If your hormone levels are low and your menopause symptoms are severe and affecting your quality of life, then the team may consider you a candidate for hormone replacement therapy.
You may not be a candidate if you have a history of gynecological cancer or heart disease.
What can I expect during hormone replacement therapy?
You should expect to get relief from your menopause symptoms soon after you start hormone replacement therapy. The team schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms, health, and hormone levels.
In addition to symptom relief, hormone replacement therapy may also improve bone health and lower your risk of developing osteoporosis.
To learn more about hormone replacement therapy and how it may benefit you, call Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, or schedule an appointment online today.
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