Hormone Replacement

Hormone Replacement

Hormone Replacement services offered in Fort Worth Medical District, Fort Worth, TX

Every woman will go through menopause at some point. For some, this natural life transition can cause a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms. At Female Health Associates of North Texas, Jeffrey M. Hantes, DO, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore balance in your reproductive hormone levels to relieve vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and mood swings. You don’t have to suffer through menopause alone. Call the office in Fort Worth, Texas, to schedule a hormone replacement consultation or book an appointment online today. 

What is hormone replacement?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment to relieve bothersome symptoms of menopause, the end of your childbearing years, when your period stops for good.

During the transition to menopause, your reproductive hormones like estrogen and progesterone start declining. This decline leads to an imbalance in your hormone levels, which can trigger many symptoms.

For some women, these symptoms can be moderate to severe and ultimately interfere with their physical, emotional, mental, and sexual health.

By supplementing your natural hormone levels with bioidentical hormones, you can find fast and long-lasting relief from your symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are structurally similar to those your body already makes but come from plant materials.

When should I consider hormone replacement therapy?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Female Health Associates of North Texas for hormone replacement therapy if you have symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Low libido
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Weight gain
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sleep disturbances

Dr. Hantes can check your hormone levels through a simple, in-office blood test. If you have symptoms that interfere with your quality of life, he can prescribe bioidentical hormones and help you find the right dosage.

Some women can’t tolerate hormones because of underlying health issues. If you’re not a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Hantes can recommend strategies like MonaLisa Touch® intravaginal laser therapy to help you better cope with symptoms like vaginal dryness and irritation.

What happens during hormone replacement therapy?

While you’re on hormone replacement therapy, you will take prescribed bioidentical hormones at a dosage Dr. Hantes recommends. The goal of your treatment plan is to restore balance in your natural hormone levels and reduce your menopause symptoms.

There are several delivery methods for the supplemental hormones available at Female Health Associates of North Texas, including:

  • Capsules
  • Pellets
  • Suppositories
  • Topical creams and gels
  • Sublingual lozenges (troches)

Dr. Hantes can help you choose which method works best for your needs and lifestyle. He continues to monitor your progress with treatment and can adjust the dosage you take over time to improve your quality of life.

Call Female Health Associates of North Texas to schedule a hormone replacement therapy consultation or book an appointment online today.