About Hormone Treatments
Once it has been determined that you are in menopause, we can make recommendations on hormone replacement therapies. Based on your blood tests, physical examinations, and preferences, your OBGYN at Essential Women's Health Associates can build a treatment plan catering to your needs. We offer a variety of hormone delivery systems for replacement therapy or other gynecological conditions that can be managed with our perimenopause to postmenopause services.
Visit our office in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV to explore your options in hormone replacement therapies. We offer pills, patches, creams, gels, suppositories, and injections, for your convenience. Our OBGYN staff at Essential Women's Health Associates will be happy to talk you through the process and will look forward to learning more about you in your private consultation.
What Are the Benefits of Hormone Treatments?
Hormone treatments in Las Vegas, NV at Essential Women’s Health Associates can help reduce the effects of menopause and improve quality of life with several great benefits, including:
- Treatments are customized for your unique needs
- Offers multiple treatment options
- Reduces frequency of hot flashes and night sweats
- Improves vaginal health, reducing dryness and irritation
- Supports healthier libido and sexual function
- Balances emotional well-being
- Can help reduce risks for osteoporosis
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How Do Hormone Treatments Work?
Pills, patches, creams, gels, injections, and more can help you through your transition in and out of menopause. These interventions are not long-term medications. We can have an ongoing conversation throughout your treatment on when to cut back or discontinue hormone replacement therapies.
If oral medications are effective and are tolerated well, you may be able to take prescription oral medications for hormone replacement.
Hormone Patches and Creams
By wearing a hormone patch, you can safely absorb your hormone replacement therapy to avoid transferring the hormone to others. With patches, creams, or gels, you will have the benefit of not having to remember to take a pill each day. We advise our patients to apply hormone replacement creams or gels to the arms or legs. Once absorbed, the topical hormone will find its way into the bloodstream.
Depending on the type of injection you need, you may receive in-office injections or self-administer your injections in the privacy of your own home.
To help with vaginal dryness, itch, and atrophy, hormone suppositories can be inserted directly into the vagina for menopausal relief in the area.
Topical creams and gels have to be absorbed by your skin before you can hug, touch, snuggle, or hold anyone else (and this includes pets). You do not want to accidentally give someone else part of your dose!
Also, there are risks and benefits to each type of hormonal intervention we provide for menopausal relief. We will have an in-depth conversation about which one is right for you. There may be some trial and error involved in finding the best delivery method for your hormone replacement, but it will be worth the time and effort to feel a decrease in symptoms.
Hormone Treatment FAQs
At what age should I consider hormone treatments for menopause?
The age at which you should start hormone treatments for menopause varies from person to person. Typically, hormone therapy is recommended for women who are experiencing moderate to severe menopausal symptoms and have no contraindications. During your consultation for hormone treatment for menopause, our knowledgeable providers will help determine if and when hormone treatment may be right for you.
How soon can I expect to feel better after starting hormone treatments for menopause?
The time it takes to experience relief from menopausal symptoms with hormone therapy varies. Some women may notice improvements within a few weeks, while for others, it might take a few months. The effectiveness and speed of symptom relief can depend on the specific hormones used, dosage, delivery method, and the type and severity of the patient's symptoms.
Is hormone replacement therapy safe for managing menopausal symptoms?
Hormone replacement therapy can be safe and effective for managing menopausal symptoms when used appropriately. However, the safety of HRT depends on factors like your individual health, age, and the duration of treatment. HRT may have certain risks, including an increased risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular issues in some cases.
Let's Have a consultation
If you live in the Las Vegas or Henderson, NV area, we invite you to schedule your appointment for a hormone therapy assessment for menopause. The valuable information collected at Essential Women's Health Associates will supply your doctor with useful details about your body that are essential to prescribing the right dosage. Call today.