Arizona Women's Care
OBGYNs located in Scottsdale, AZ
If menopause symptoms interfere with your quality of life, hormone replacement therapy may be an effective way to enhance your well-being. At Arizona Women’s Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, the board-certified OB/GYNs and clinical team offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to women. You don’t have to accept your menopause symptoms as a normal part of life. Call Arizona Women’s Care or schedule a consultation online today to learn about your treatment options.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a highly personalized medical treatment to address hormonal imbalances and relieve related symptoms. It’s a standard and usually effective treatment to relieve the distressing symptoms of menopause.
The Arizona Women’s Care team uses bioidentical hormones, which are derived from plant estrogens and chemically identical to the hormones produced by your body.
Why would I need hormone replacement therapy?
As you approach and reach menopause, your estrogen levels fluctuate and decline, which can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
- Mood swings and irritability
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Weight gain
- Libido loss
- Vaginal dryness
- Depression and anxiety
Hormone replacement therapy replenishes your estrogen levels, relieving many of these uncomfortable symptoms.
What should I expect during hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a highly personalized treatment. The Arizona Women’s Care team uses several steps to ensure that hormone replacement therapy is right for you and that they prescribe the correct dose.
As you begin to develop menopause symptoms, talk to your physician about them and how they affect your life. Your doctor may perform a pelvic exam and order blood tests to evaluate your hormone levels and test for other conditions that could cause similar symptoms.
Once your doctor understands your needs and current hormone levels, they may prescribe bioidentical hormones.
Bioidentical hormones come in many forms, including pills, troches (a small losenge), and subdermal pellets. Your doctor takes your lifestyle and other factors into account when selecting the best type of hormone replacement for you.
When you begin hormone replacement therapy, you will have follow-up appointments and blood tests to determine if your treatment is working. Once your symptoms are under control and your estrogen levels are within the healthy range, you have less frequent follow-up appointments.
Is hormone replacement therapy safe?
Yes, hormone replacement therapy is safe. The Arizona Women’s Care team takes the utmost care when prescribing hormone replacement therapy. Your doctor considers your medical history and lifestyle factors before prescribing any medication to ensure your health and safety.
Call Arizona Women’s Care or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about hormone replacement therapy and if it’s right for you.
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