What Are the Advantages of Hormone Therapy for Women?
With age and certain medical conditions, many women begin to experience unwanted changes in their appearance, comfort, sexual function, and overall wellness. A number of these can be traced to hormone fluctuations, which are typically associated with menopause. Additionally, having undergone a hysterectomy, having an underlying medical condition, or simply getting older can also contribute to imbalanced and diminished hormones. At Life Care for Women, board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Linda I. Sodoma understands the frustration and discomfort that you may be experiencing due to your menopause symptoms and is proud to help patients just like you regain their quality of life with hormone replacement therapy in Gilbert, AZ. Take a closer look at the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for women here.
Who needs hormone replacement therapy?
For women specifically, the need for hormone replacement therapy may start to become apparent after age 40 as hormones begin to decline in preparation for menopause. Patients who have undergone a hysterectomy are also considered appropriate candidates for hormone replacement therapy, as are women with hormone deficiencies or imbalances related to another condition or factor. During your initial consultation for hormone therapy in Gilbert, AZ, Dr. Sodoma will review your health and medical history, review or order lab studies, listen to your symptoms and concerns, and help determine whether you may benefit from treatment.
How can hormone therapy help a woman feel better?
By restoring the hormones to their normal physiologic range, Dr. Sodoma can help patients find a great deal of relief from their symptoms of menopause or hormone imbalance. From functional to aesthetic and even psychologic improvements, the potential benefits of women’s hormone replacement therapy are many. Some of the most exciting improvements that may be achieved with hormone therapy for women include:
- Enhanced ability to lose weight
- Boosted metabolism
- More stable and elevated mood
- Better quality of sleep with fewer night sweats
- Improved mental clarity and focus
- Increased energy levels
- Slowed progression of hair loss/shedding
- Improved vaginal lubrication
- Enhanced sexual function
- Stronger sex drive
- Less pain with intercourse
- Clearer skin
How does HRT work?
Dr. Sodoma administers hormone replacement therapy (HRT) via tiny, rice-sized pellets placed just beneath the skin. These pellets contain bioidentical hormones – meaning hormones that are synthetically compounded to identically mimic naturally occurring hormones – which are gradually and consistently released over the course of several months. This unique delivery method for BHRT helps patients avoid the ups and downs often associated with other types of hormone therapy. Throughout the course of treatment, Dr. Sodoma will closely monitor your symptoms and hormone levels and make dosage adjustments as needed.
Is hormone replacement therapy safe?
Generally speaking, HRT is considered a safe and appropriate treatment when administered and supervised by an experienced professional and when the patient’s eligibility has been verified by a medical provider. There are some conditions, medications, and other health history factors that may deem certain patients at risk for complications with HRT. Again, Dr. Sodoma will conduct a comprehensive consultation, health history review, lab assessment, and more to ensure you are considered a good candidate for treatment prior to the initiation of HRT.
Feel more like yourself once again with BHRT for women in Gilbert, AZ
If menopause or another hormone imbalance has left you feeling or looking unlike yourself, we can help. Discover the life-changing benefits that BHRT may have to offer you by calling Life Care for Women to schedule your one-on-one consultation for BHRT in Gilbert, AZ with board-certified OB/GYN and wellness specialist Dr. Linda I. Sodoma today.