Obstetrics & Gynecology & General Surgery located in Las Vegas, NV
Menopause causes all sorts of uncomfortable symptoms that disrupt your daily life. Hormone replacement therapy can ease these symptoms, so you transition more comfortably. The OB/GYN team at WHASN Meadows in Las Vegas, Nevada, helps you regain the hormonal balance necessary to thrive during menopause. Call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment and find out more about hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is most often provided to women going through menopause. It is a treatment used to restore your optimal hormonal balance and reduce symptoms, such as hot flashes and painful intercourse. Menopause occurs naturally with aging, but can also result from cancer treatment or surgery to remove your uterus.
Not everyone is a candidate for HRT. The providers at WHASN Meadows give you all the information you need to make an educated choice that’s in line with your treatment needs and goals.
What symptoms can HRT improve?
When you transition through menopause, changes in your estrogen and progesterone levels can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms.
With menopause, many women experience:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Brain fog
- Weight gain
- Discomfort during sex
- Mood swings
While lifestyle modifications can help you manage some of these symptoms, HRT restores your estrogen balance to make you feel more like yourself as you transition.
With the reduction in estrogen that occurs with menopause comes an increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. Hormone therapy can reduce these health risks as you move through menopause.
Am I a good candidate for HRT?
HRT does pose some health risks, especially if you have a history of:
- Blood clots in your legs or lungs
- Certain types of cancer
- Liver disease
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
The providers at WHASN Meadows can help you weigh the pros and cons of HRT for you. If you aren’t a candidate, they offer other ways to manage uncomfortable menopause symptoms.
How is HRT administered?
Supplemental hormones can be delivered through low-dose vaginal preparations like creams, rings, or tablets. Pills, implants, gels, creams, sprays, or skin patches are also options, depending on your symptoms and goals.
The doctors at WHASN Meadows work with you to determine the best way to receive HRT.
Make an appointment at WHASN Meadows to learn more about how HRT can help you. Call the office or use this website to request an appointment online.
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