Why Many Women in Menopause Use Hormone Replacement Therapy
Menopause is an important milestone for women. It often comes with increased freedom and a fresh outlook on life. However, it also can come with some negative symptoms, such as mood swings, loss of bone density, and vaginal dryness as a result of decreased hormone production. That’s why some women turn to hormone replacement therapy, an effective way to improve their quality of life before, during, and after menopause. At CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX, board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas helps alleviate side effects of menopause with hormone replacement therapy.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
Menopause, which is the end of your menstrual cycles, is a natural process for women. However, that doesn’t mean it’s all enjoyable.
Hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, change drastically during the years before menopause (called perimenopause) and during menopause. They slowly decline and, in some cases, stop production altogether. This can lead to many of menopause’s unwanted side effects.
Menopause can come with frustrating and uncomfortable symptoms, such as:
Loss of bone density
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a way to achieve more balanced hormone levels. The science behind HRT has been known and used for many years, making it a safe and ideal way to ease the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
At CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX, we offer hormone level testing (an evaluation of your current hormone levels) and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT uses hormones that are identical to those made in your body naturally. Because these aren’t considered man-made, bioidentical hormones can produce results that are more natural.
How does hormone replacement therapy work?
If you’re going through menopause, you’ve already got a lot on your mind. Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy is simple.
To start, we will measure your current hormone levels. Then, Dr. Huertas will design a custom treatment plan to optimize your hormones and relieve symptoms of menopause.
At CosmeticGyn Center, we offer the latest technology for hormone replacement therapy. Hormones can be given through hormone pills, patches, creams, or suppositories. However, Dr. Huertas often prefers hormone pellets because of their proven effectiveness.
Hormone pellets are given to patients at our office in Dallas, TX. They are implanted just beneath the skin on the upper part of your buttocks. Pellets remain in place for 4 – 6 months before they dissolve naturally.
How can hormone replacement therapy help women in menopause?
Menopause causes hormones to decrease and drop over time. With hormone replacement therapy, your body can adjust its hormone levels, leading to fewer symptoms of menopause.
Whether you’re struggling with mood swings, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, thinning hair, or all of the above, hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate menopause symptoms – so you can get back to your life.
Use hormone replacement therapy in Dallas, TX to alleviate menopause symptoms today
Menopause should be a time you cherish – not a time you loathe. At CosmeticGyn Center, we are committed to alleviating symptoms of perimenopause and menopause so you can focus on enjoying your life. To learn more about how hormone replacement therapy can help ease your menopause symptoms, schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Otto Huertas or one of our skilled team members about HRT in Dallas, TX today.