Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life but can cause symptoms that affect your physical and emotional health. At Roswell ObGyn, LLC, in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, and Cumming, Georgia, the team of women’s health experts offers hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms and improve your quality of life. Are you considering HRT? Call Roswell ObGyn, LLC today or schedule an appointment at the office nearest you online.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment for women experiencing moderate to severe symptoms from menopause.
Menopause marks the time in a woman’s life when she no longer menstruates. It occurs because the ovaries stop producing the hormones — estrogen and progesterone — that control the menstrual cycle. However, menopause doesn’t happen at once, and your hormone levels may start to change months or years before you stop having your period.
Though menopause is a normal transitional period of a woman’s life, the symptoms that occur from the change in hormone production can have a significant effect on your social, emotional, and physical well-being.
The team at Roswell ObGyn, LLC offers HRT to treat these symptoms.
You should consider HRT if you have moderate to severe menopausal symptoms that affect your ability to go about your normal routine. Common symptoms of menopause that benefit from HRT include:
Declining estrogen production also affects bone health, increasing your risk of osteoporosis. Your healthcare provider may recommend HRT if you have low bone mass.
The team at Roswell ObGyn, LLC conducts a thorough evaluation when you come in with questions about HRT to manage your menopause. They review your symptoms, medical history, and gynecological history.
They perform a physical and pelvic exam and run lab work to check your hormone levels. If your hormones are out of balance and your menopause symptoms affect your quality of life, they may recommend HRT.
However, they may not consider you a candidate for HRT if you have a personal history of breast cancer, blood clots, or heart disease.
The team talks to you about HRT and how it works. They also review the methods of administration. HRT is available in many forms, including pills, patches, lotions, and pellets.
You can expect an improvement in your menopause symptoms after starting HRT. However, the effects may not occur right away.
The Roswell ObGyn, LLC team schedules regular follow-up visits to monitor your symptoms and recheck your hormone levels, adjusting your plan as needed.
To learn more about HRT and how it can help you, call Roswell ObGyn, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.