Hormone Replacement Therapy Questions and Answers
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As women age, their bodies will make less of certain essential hormones. This decrease in hormone production can have far-reaching consequences throughout the body. At RejuvaMed, we provide women of all ages with essential intimate health services including hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women who are suffering with the effects of hormone reduction as a result of natural aging.
Who can benefit from hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement can help women with menopause who experience moderate or severe hot flashes, experienced premature menopause or ovarian insufficiency, or have diminished bone mass. For women who have had their ovaries removed or have experienced early onset menopause for other reasons, hormone replacement can help reduce the risk of heart disease, parkinsonism, anxiety or depression, and osteoporosis that can result from an earlier than normal reduction in hormones. Hormone replacement therapy can also help menopausal women with intimate issues such as vaginal dryness.
Are there negative effects associated with hormone therapy?
Women who have had certain types of cancer including breast and ovarian cancers, those who have suffered stroke or liver disease, blood clots in the legs, or vaginal bleeding without explanation may not be good candidates for hormone replacement therapy. Hormone therapy is not always necessary for women who are menopausal or post-menopausal, so it is important to consider the risks and rewards before deciding whether hormone therapy is right for you. At RejuvaMed, our experienced providers can offer you the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your intimate health and options for hormone treatment.
What methods of hormone therapy are available?
There are many different ways for women to reap the benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Vaginal creams, suppositories, rings, gels, patches, and pills can all be used to effectively deliver the necessary estrogen and/or progesterone into the body. Estrogen is the most effective hormone for treating night sweats and hot flashes as well as to ease the most common vaginal symptoms. By combining progesterone with estrogen, patients can reduce some of the risks associated with hormone therapy. The method of hormone delivery will depend on a variety of factors including personal preference, lifestyle, and the required dosage. At Simply Simon, our providers have the expertise to help you decide which delivery method will be best suited to your needs.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that have been created with an identical molecular structure to the hormones that are naturally produced by the human body prior to menopause. RejuvaMed proudly offers our patients access to bioidentical hormones to ensure they receive the highest quality products available for their needs. Dr. Kenneth Andronico is an Osteopathic Physician and specialist in Ophthalmology and Anti Aging along with an extensive background of decades of intensive training and board certification in Anti-Aging, Functional, and Regenerative Medicine. He can provide you with the insight necessary to make sure you achieve the best results possible. We understand that every woman we treat has unique needs and we provide personalized attention and care to all of our patients.
If you are experiencing negative symptoms associated with natural aging and menopause and are interested in discussing hormone therapy as a potential treatment option, contact RejuvaMed in Wesley Chapel, FL to schedule an appointment today.