Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology
OBGYNs located in Fort Worth, TX
Night sweats, vaginal dryness, and even hot flashes are all signs that you may have a hormone imbalance. Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology, with two locations in the Medical District of Fort Worth, Texas, provides personalized hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment plans to help stabilize your hormones. Find out how HRT can resolve your symptoms and improve your health by booking an evaluation online or over the phone with the office nearest you today.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Why is hormone replacement therapy important?
Hormonal fluctuations are most commonly associated with menopause, but you can also struggle with hormonal issues because of pregnancy, inherited disorders, or from having your ovaries removed. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is beneficial to balance out your hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, so your body can function at its best.
It’s essential to get started on a customized hormone replacement therapy plan to stop or minimize the severity of:
- Brain fog (poor concentration)
- Pain during intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary incontinence
- Low libido
- Night sweats
HRT isn’t just about treating symptoms; it’s also important for your bones. The decrease in estrogen you may have can increase your risk of bone loss (osteoporosis). By stabilizing your estrogen levels, your risk of osteoporosis or further bone loss decreases.
How does hormone replacement therapy work?
Hormone replacement therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution; it’s personalized to you. Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology has an on-site lab available so your doctor can run labs to check your hormones right in the office.
Once your doctor gets your lab results back and talks with you about your symptoms, they tailor your HRT plan to your unique needs. Hormone replacement therapy may involve:
- Wearing hormone skin patches
- Taking oral hormone medications
- Applying a topical estrogen cream
- Inserting vaginal hormone suppositories
Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology also proudly offers hormone pellet therapy. Your doctor can make a small incision in your hip area and insert tiny pellets that gradually dissolve over several months.
Some of these HRT treatments are bioidentical, meaning they come from natural ingredients and the hormones are almost identical to your own. Your doctor might combine different types of HRT formularies to help you get fast and long-lasting results.
How long do I need to stay on hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is designed to be a short-term treatment plan, meaning it isn’t something you need for the rest of your life. Generally, you start HRT during perimenopause and stop after the onset of menopause once symptoms naturally resolve on their own.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology doctor could have you stay on hormone replacement therapy for about one to two years. Very few HRT plans last five years or more.
Get started on your hormone replacement therapy plan at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology by booking an evaluation online. You can also call either location to schedule.
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