The hormones in your body play an important role. They are chemical messengers that tell different organ systems what to do in order to keep the body functioning properly. When a woman reaches menopause, key hormone levels drop. The lowered levels of hormones can cause many unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes and memory problems. Hormone Replacement Therapy is a way for a woman to take charge of her body and feel better.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone Replacement Therapy is made up of two hormones, estrogen and/or progesterone. Unless you have had a hysterectomy, you will most likely need to take both types of hormones. This is because too much estrogen can raise your chances of developing uterine cancer. Progesterone minimizes this risk.
Hormone Replacement Therapy at Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health is done through the use of pellets. These pellets are placed just below the skin to deliver consistent levels of hormones to your body.
This type of treatment is done every few months to maintain your results. During your consultation you will meet with one of our doctors who can help answer questions more specific to your needs.
What Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Treat?
There are many symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause that Hormone Replacement Therapy can help relieve, including:
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night Sweats
- Insomnia and other sleep problems
- Difficulty with concentration and memory
- Shrinking of breast tissue
- Accumulation of belly fat
- Thinning hair
- Urinary problems
- Irregular periods (perimenopause)
- Low fertility (perimenopause)
Who is a Good Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
This treatment is ideal for women who are experiencing any of the symptoms above. Before determining is Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you, we invite you to schedule with one of our professionals. You’ll be asked about your medical history and your goals for this treatment to make sure the therapy aligns with your specific needs.
Contact Us Today!
Are you suffering from any of the symptoms listed above? Call our office today at Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health to schedule a time to come in for a consultation. We can discuss Hormone Replacement Therapy in greater detail and help you decide if it is the choice for you.