Can Menopause Symptoms Be Treated With HRT?

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Hot flashes, brain fog, and sleepless nights are just a few of the uncomfortable symptoms that often accompany menopause in women. Generally occurring between the ages of 45 – 55, menopause is the physiological change that takes place when hormone production in the ovaries begins to decrease. By definition, a woman is said to be in menopause when she has not had a menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months, signaling the end of the reproductive years. Menopause leaves many women feeling confused, energy-depleted, and very much unlike themselves.

At Dallas Cosmetic Center in Dallas, TX, we understand the discomfort and challenges that accompany this stage in a woman’s life. Board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas is pleased to offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other options to treat and relieve menopause symptoms. If you think you may be in menopause, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Huertas at our state-of-the-art facility and learn if HRT can help you enjoy a more fulfilling, balanced life.

What Is HRT?

Hormone replacement therapy from Dallas Cosmetic Center is a medicinal treatment that minimizes menopause symptoms by replenishing hormones the ovaries have stopped producing. HRT may be provided to restore estrogen alone, or both estrogen and progesterone levels, to help stabilize and balance physiological functions throughout the body. Dr. Huertas offers hormone replacement pellets and several other options for treating menopause symptoms in Dallas, TX. He can explain the benefits and risks of HRT and guide you in choosing the ideal solution for your needs.

Signs of Low Estrogen

Women may begin to notice signs of low estrogen years before menopause actually takes place. Estrogen plays a key role in many functions throughout the body, from maintaining bone health to controlling cholesterol levels. Some of the most common signs of low estrogen in the body include:

  • Hot flashes

  • Mood swings

  • Depression

  • Fatigue

  • Hair loss

  • Headaches

  • Night sweats

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Decreased sex drive

  • Painful intercourse

  • Memory loss or “brain fog”

  • Osteoporosis (decreased bone density)

What Are Hormone Replacement Pellets?

Bioidentical hormone replacement pellets are derived from natural plant extracts and mimic the body’s normal hormonal production. Using exquisite technique, Dr. Huertas places these pellets just beneath the skin of the buttocks, which then begin to release a controlled flow of hormones into the body. Hormone replacement pellets at our Dallas, TX facility are administered during a quick, minimally invasive in-office procedure that is performed about every 4 – 6 months.

Other HRT Menopause Treatment Options

For some women, Dr. Huertas may recommend creams, patches, or suppository options for menopause hormone therapy. Lifestyle changes, improved nutrition, and an increase in physical activity may also play an integral role in helping to ease menopause symptoms.

Find Relief With Menopause Hormone Therapy

Menopause may be a part of aging, but its undesirable effects do not have to interfere with your quality of life. Thanks to advancements in menopause hormone therapy, you can find relief from mood swings, fatigue, and other symptoms, and feel more like yourself once again. To further explore hormone replacement therapy for women, contact Dallas Cosmetic Center in Dallas, TX today, and reserve your personalized visit with board-certified cosmetic surgeon and gynecologist Dr. Otto Huertas.

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