Center for Women’s Health is proud to offer many options for those in need of hormone therapy. Our board certified physicians remain current on latest evidence regarding hormone therapy and will help you navigate the oftentimes confusing and conflicting information on this very important topic. In addition to non-hormonal options and traditional hormone therapy, we are now offering bioidentical hormone therapy using BioTe.
Menopause, by definition, is when a woman has not had a menstrual cycle for one year or more, but it is so much more than this for many women! Beginning in their forties, many women will start to have some signs and symptoms that their ovarian function is decreasing.
Examples of classic menopausal symptoms and indicators of inadequate ovarian hormone production include:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Weight gain (particularly around the abdomen)
In addition, many women will have sleep disturbances, decreased libido and facial hair growth. Some women will also experience symptoms of vaginal thinning such as vaginal dryness or pain with intercourse. For some women, these symptoms will be mild and tolerable; however for others they may be debilitating and have a great effect on their quality of life.
Several options for management of menopausal issues exist, and can be utilized depending on a woman’s desires and needs. For example, some women respond well to over-the-counter supplements and regimens to control their symptoms. Other women will prefer hormone balancing with compounded hormones such as BioTe hormone pellets. Still others will choose among several options of traditional hormone replacement therapy including oral medications, patches and gels.
Please call our office if you wish to further discuss your symptoms and available treatment options.