Hormone therapy, also known as hormone replacement therapy or HRT, helps resolve many menopause-related issues, like hot flashes and sexual dysfunction.
Your estrogen level naturally starts declining in your 40s and 50s. During this stage, known as perimenopause, you start experiencing a wide variety of uncomfortable and even embarrassing side effects.
The point of hormone replacement therapy is to restore your natural hormone levels and minimize all of the uncomfortable hormone-related problems you have. Hormone therapy might be right for you if you’re experiencing:
Hormone therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. To ensure your hormone therapy plan is best suited to your needs and your hormonal fluctuations, your practitioner at Garden OB/GYN may run labs before getting started.
Your hormone replacement plan may consist of a combination of any of the following:
While it can take several weeks for you to really start noticing the benefits of hormone therapy, once you get started on your treatment, you might find that your symptoms improve rather quickly. Vaginal rings, for instance, can resolve vaginal dryness issues almost immediately.
You usually start on the lowest dose of hormone medication, then gradually increase your dosage as needed. Your dedicated practitioner at Garden OB/GYN typically has you follow up after about three months to check your hormone levels. They can adjust your HRT at any time to ensure you don’t live another day with uncomfortable symptoms.
Get started on your personalized hormone therapy plan at Garden OB/GYN right away by booking a consultation. Schedule either online or over the phone.