Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
With hormone replacement therapy, the practitioners at OB/GYN Associates of Miami supplement your body’s natural hormone production to restore balance.
Hormone replacement therapy may consist of just estrogen or a blend of estrogen and progesterone. Some options even contain small amounts of testosterone. Although testosterone is primarily a male hormone, women need a small amount for normal function.
HRT is most often used to treat the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal discomfort. Hormone replacement therapy can help women whose hormones are out of balance due to recent childbirth or cancer treatment, too.
Hormone replacement therapy offers a path to relief and can help you feel more at home in your body. It can take a period of trial and error to find the right HRT balance.
What symptoms indicate I could benefit from hormone replacement therapy?
Women approaching menopause, going through menopause, or experiencing other hormonal changes often experience uncomfortable symptoms.
The following symptoms may be resolved or eased with HRT:
- Night sweats and hot flashes
- Excessive weight gain
- Vaginal dryness and itching
- Painful sexual intercourse and low libido
- Brain fog and poor memory
- Sleep disturbances
- Mild urinary incontinence
Discuss your symptoms with the doctors at OB/GYN Associates of Miami to determine if HRT is the right course of treatment for you.
What kinds of hormone replacement therapy are available?
The team at OB/GYN Associates of Miami works with you to find just the right delivery and dose of hormones.
Some of the available delivery methods include:
- Creams or gels
- Vaginal rings
- Vaginal tablets
- Pellets inserted beneath the surface of your skin
At OB/GYN Associates of Miami, the doctors use only FDA-approved products for hormone replacement therapy. All options have gone through rigorous research and clinical trials to ensure safe and effective outcomes.
How do I know if HRT is right for me?
Many women experience an extraordinary change in their quality of life with hormone replacement therapy, but it’s not the right therapy for everyone. If you have a history of stroke, blood clots, some cancers, or heart attack, hormone therapy is not recommended.
Call OB/GYN Associates of Miami or book an appointment online to set up a consultation to discuss how hormone replacement therapy can restore your quality of life.