Menopause marks a normal and healthy transition in a woman’s life. But just because menopause is natural doesn’t mean that it’s easy. With menopausal hormone therapy, patients can help address the hormone fluctuations responsible for many of the adverse side effects of menopause, improving their overall health and quality of life.
Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine is proud to provide patients in the Fort Worth area of Texas with the feminine wellness treatments they need to look and feel their best. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment for menopausal hormone therapy, contact us today!
What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy?
Menopausal hormone therapy is a method of hormone replacement used to target the hormonal changes women go through as part of menopause. Following menopause, the ovaries continue to produce hormones like estrogen and progestin, but in significantly smaller amounts. This decrease in key hormone levels is responsible for many of the unpleasant side effects associated with menopause, including:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep disturbances
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle weakness
With menopausal hormone therapy, patients can manage these unpleasant side effects and return their hormones to a stable, comfortable level.
What are the Benefits of Menopausal Hormone Therapy?
With menopausal hormone therapy, patients can feel relief from the unpleasant physical, mental, and emotional side effects of menopause. At Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine, each of these therapeutic treatments is administered by our licensed Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP), Elizabeth Weaver. Before beginning treatment, Elizabeth asks each patient about her symptoms and administers tests to determine the precise proportions of each hormone that she will need to customize treatment to her unique needs.
Many options for hormone replacement are available, and Elizabeth discusses all of these with each patient to assure that the regimen chosen is effective and appropriate for every patient.
Methods of Reciving Hormone Replacement Therapy
There are various methods in which a woman can receive hormone replacement therapy.
Elizabeth will assess your desire and compliance ability and may recommend either oral therapy, transdermal ( skin patch ), gel application, a lotion application, or pellet insertion.
Elizabeth will take into consideration your most convenient and cost effective measure to ensure you are satisfied with your unique treatment plan.
Am I a Candidate for Menopausal Hormone Therapy?
While some women experience only mild side effects during menopause, others suffer through significant changes that can dramatically impact their quality of life. In these cases, Elizabeth Weaver often recommends menopausal hormone therapy.
Menopausal hormone therapy is an excellent way for patients to manage their menopause symptoms and feel like themselves again. If you’d like more information about this treatment or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment at our Fort Worth, Texas office, contact us today!