Hormone Replacement Therapy

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My OB/GYN Specialists

OB/GYNs located in Miami, FL

Menopause may be a normal stage of your life, but the symptoms brought on by your hormonal fluctuations can be life-altering. As experts in women’s health who are women themselves, the team at My OB/GYN Specialists in Miami want nothing more than for you to get back to your usual happy self by offering hormone replacement therapy to help you manage menopausal symptoms. Call today or book an appointment online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment for menopausal symptoms.

As you transition into menopause, your hormone levels fluctuate and cause a number of different symptoms. The goal of hormone replacement therapy is to help rebalance your hormones to reduce these symptoms.

Women typically begin their transition into menopause in their 40s. On average, women in the United States reach menopause — which is when you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without your period — around age 51.

There are two types of hormone replacement therapy:

  • Estrogen only
  • Estrogen and progestogen

If you’ve had a hysterectomy, the team at My OB/GYN Specialists may prescribe the estrogen only hormone, while estrogen with progestogen is prescribed to women with a uterus to protect against endometrial cancer.

Hormone replacement comes in a variety of forms as well, including creams, pills, patches, and nasal sprays.

What symptoms can hormone replacement therapy treat?

Hormone replacement therapy can treat a number of your menopausal symptoms, such as:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness or low sex drive
  • Bone loss
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Moodiness or depression

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Hormone replacement therapy is safe for most women when prescribed the lowest dose possible for the shortest period of time, which is why it’s vital to consult with the women’s health experts at My OB/GYN Specialists.

They only recommend hormone replacement therapy after obtaining your health history and completing a thorough examination. The team of women creates a personalized plan that matches your specific health needs to relieve symptoms.

You may not be a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy if you have a history of heart disease, breast cancer, or liver disease.

What are bioidentical hormones?

If you have concerns about traditional hormone replacement therapy, the team at My OB/GYN Specialists offer a more natural option with bioidentical hormones. These hormones are created from yams or soy and act like the hormones in your body to help relieve menopausal symptoms.

The team uses BioTE® pellets, which are custom-designed to specifically match your hormonal needs. The pellets are implanted under your skin to provide a consistent delivery of hormones to help maintain balance, which provides better, more consistent control over your symptoms.

For relief from your menopause symptoms, call or book an appointment with the online booking agent.