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Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Hormones play a vital role in virtually every psychological process in our bodies, from metabolism to aging, and everything in-between. As we age, or due to other medical conditions, female hormones can decline or become unbalanced. When this occurs, a myriad of symptoms and adverse health effects can severely impact our quality of life and overall well-being.  At Spartan Medical Associates, our team of leading medical professionals provides custom, personalized, preventative, and proactive hormone replacement therapy for women that can revitalize, rejuvenate, and dramatically improve the quality of life of our patients.

Perimenopause / Pre-menopause

Peri-menopause or menopause transition is the first stage of menopause and generally lasts anywhere from three to ten years as the level of hormones progressively declines.  It usually starts when a woman is in their 40’s but sometimes can happen when a woman is in her 30’s. There is an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone as hormone production from the ovaries begins to decline.  Testosterone levels markedly decline and many women have untreated or under-treated thyroid. 

Symptoms Often Include:

  • Flushing and hot flashes
  • Reduced or absent libido
  • Irregular periods
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Tenderness of the breast
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • And more

Menopause 

Menopause is marked by a time in a woman’s life when her ovaries have stopped producing essential hormones and her menstrual period has stopped for twelve months. The average age of menopause is 51 but can occur in our 40s or mid-late 50s in some women. Blood tests combined with the clinical picture are used to diagnose menopause if there is any question.

Symptoms of Menopause Include:

  • Cessation of periods
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Changes in mood/mood swings
  • Vaginal discomfort and dryness
  • Brain fog/difficulty concentrating 
  • Thinning of hair on the head
  • Increased hair growth on the face
  • And more

Menopause can be a stressful time for many women. If you find that you’re suffering from any of the symptoms mentioned above, don’t struggle alone. Call or reach out today to learn more about how our hormone replacement therapies can help.

Post-Menopause 

Postmenopause begins twelve months after a woman’s last period. During this stage, associated symptoms of post-menopause tend to decline over the next 2-5 years. However, some women experience symptoms up to 10 years or more post-menopause.

Although the symptoms of menopause usually begin to wane during this time, there are other associated risks with lowered hormone production, such as osteoporosis, slower metabolism, weight gain, heart disease, cancer, and more.

The Benefits of Hormone Therapy for Women

The potential benefits of hormone therapy are many, with women who receive treatment from Spartan Medical Associates, often citing fast results and relief from symptoms under the care of their physician. 

Hormone Treatment Benefits May Include:

  • Improved elasticity of blood vessels
  • Reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease 
  • Reduced short term symptoms of menopause
  • Minimized risk of osteoporosis and fractures
  • Reduced risk of colon cancer
  • Decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease
  • Improved glucose/blood sugar metabolism
  • Increased HDL (good cholesterol), and lower LDL (bad cholesterol)
  • Reduce cellular damage caused by naturally occurring free radicals 
  • And more…

Types of Hormone Treatment for Women

Hormone therapy is provided via oral route, transdermal cream, or in some cases injection therapy. HRT is very effective at controlling moderate to severe menopausal symptoms.

Treatment as Unique as You

  • 1. Bio-identical hormones have the exact molecular structure as those produced naturally by your own body.
  • 2. Customized treatment plans unique to you and your concerns and symptoms
  • 3. A dedicated team of medical professionals specializing in hormone replacement therapy
  • 4. Superior support and service

Is Hormone Therapy Right for You?

Although a diagnosis can only be made by one of our trained physicians, if you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms and think you may be going through pre-menopause, menopause, or post-menopause, you may be a good candidate for treatment.

The team at Spartan Medical Associates will evaluate your unique case, symptoms, medical history, and potential risk factors in order to determine if you may be a good fit. If you are, a custom-tailored HRT plan will be designed to perfectly match your needs and help you get the relief you deserve.

Those Who Experience the Following May be a Good Candidate:

  • Moderate to severe or chronic hot flashes
  • Moderate to severe menopausal symptoms
  • Loss of bone mass
  • Experienced premature menopause
  • Lost the function of their ovaries or had them removed

Get the Help and Relief You Deserve to Live Your Best Life

Call or message us to schedule a consultation and discuss how hormone replacement therapy can benefit you. Following your initial consultation, we’ll order appropriate lab work. Once the results are in, your physician will discuss with you how your numbers relate to the symptoms you may be experiencing.

From there, our team will devise a tailored proactive treatment plan customized to fit your unique case and needs. We’ll monitor your results over time, making necessary adjustments to optimize hormone levels and help you look, feel and be your very best self.

Don’t suffer in silence. Reach out to Spartan Medical Associates today at 704-469-5613 and find out why so many women trust us to help them rebalance their lives.

References:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/16979-estrogen–hormones
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/in-depth/hormone-therapy/art-20046372

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