Hormone Replacement Therapy
As you become older, your body’s hormone levels gradually decrease as part of the normal aging process. Weight gain, low energy, and low sex drive are some common side effects of hormonal imbalances that can reduce your quality of life and increase your risk of a range of serious health and medical conditions.
At OB/GYN Associates of Alabama, we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT is a safe, effective method of improving your hormonal balance in a natural way without the risks and side effects that come with many conventional hormone replacement therapies. What makes bioidentical hormones safe is that they are “natural” and identical in makeup to certain hormones the body produces naturally.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy rebalances hormone levels that begin to decline as part of the aging process. The advantages of optimal hormone levels include:
Symptoms That Can Be Improved With Menopausal Hormone Therapy
No matter what your symptoms are, our wellness professionals can help come up with a plan to help with uncomfortable symptoms. Menopausal symptoms can look different for everyone, but some common symptoms are:
Systemic hormone therapy.
Systemic estrogen can come in:
Typically these forms contain a higher dose of estrogen that is absorbed throughout the body. They can also be made with the lowest dose to make sure that your body is getting the correct amount of synthetic hormones. It can be used to treat any of the common symptoms of menopause.
Hormone therapy (HT) is not usually recommended if you have any of these health conditions:
Hormone Replacement Therapy FAQs
HRT pellets are made from natural plant products. The blend of estrogen or testosterone from HRT pellets mirrors the same molecular structure as the hormones in your body. At OB/GYN Associates of Alabama, we have had extremely high patient satisfaction rates with HRT pellets. For more information about this treatment option, schedule a consultation today.
Most patients see improvements within the first two to three weeks following their first therapy. However, it can take up to eight weeks to feel the full effects of HRT. Your doctor will monitor your progress and suggest a dosage and frequency schedule based on your needs.
HRT has been highly beneficial for many of our patients, but it may not be suitable for everyone. Hormone replacement therapies do carry a possibility of increased blood clots or risk for cancer. At OB/GYN Associates of Alabama, our providers will closely monitor your body’s responses and can address any concerns you may have.