While there’s no way to bypass menopause, hormone therapy may be a solution for the symptoms you experience during the transition.
At Primary Care Walk-In Medical Clinic, our experienced physicians offer customized hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women so they can find lasting relief from hot flashes and other disruptive symptoms.
We offer several hormone delivery methods, including bioidentical hormone pellets, to restore balance in your hormone levels. Our specialists can also recommend lifestyle strategies you can use to feel your best.
The many side effects of menopause
Menopause signals the end of a woman’s childbearing years and occurs when periods stop for good for 12 consecutive months. The months or years leading up to this time are known as perimenopause.
During perimenopause, your body slows down its production of estrogen and other reproductive hormones. Fluctuations in these hormone levels can trigger a range of symptoms that affect your physical, mental, and sexual health, including:
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Low libido
Many women also experience memory problems, difficulties concentrating, and mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
These symptoms may be mild and manageable in some women with lifestyle changes. However, menopause symptoms can also be severe enough to disrupt your day-to-day life.
If you’re unable to keep up with your usual routine because of menopause symptoms, you may be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy.
How hormone replacement therapy works
The goal of hormone replacement therapy is to restore hormone balance in your natural hormone levels with supplemental hormones. When your hormones are balanced, your symptoms will lessen and improve your quality of life.
Our team offers customized hormone replacement plans to address the type of symptoms you have and their severity. We can recommend creams, suppositories, gels, or patches in specific doses to give you maximum symptom relief.
You may also benefit from bioidentical hormone pellets implanted just beneath your skin’s surface, delivering a steady stream of hormones into your body. Bioidentical hormones are structurally similar to those your body makes naturally but come from yams and other natural plant materials.
Our team can determine which treatment is a good fit for your needs. They continue to monitor your success with treatment and can adjust the hormones and dosage you use to ensure lasting symptom relief.
Candidates for hormone replacement therapy
While hormone therapy is safe and effective, some women may be unable to tolerate hormones due to existing medical conditions or other factors. For instance, you may not be a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy if you smoke or have a history of blood clots or reproductive cancers.
If you can’t take supplemental hormones, our Primary Care Walk-In Medical Clinic team can recommend natural ways you can find menopause symptom relief. Strategies may include:
- Eating a nutritious diet
- Taking dietary supplements
- Getting daily exercise
- Stay hydrated
You should also avoid spicy foods that can trigger hot flashes and limit your use of caffeine and alcohol to maintain a healthy weight and good energy levels.
Call the Primary Care Walk-In Medical Clinic near you to schedule a hormone therapy consultation or book an appointment online. You can also visit the clinic as a walk-in.