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Menopause And Hormone Treatment

Swor Women's Care -  - Gynecology

Swor Women's Care

Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Sarasota, FL

Transitioning into menopause is one of life's inevitable phases, and the process can be difficult for many women. For years before actual menopausal end of egg production and drop in estrogen, there is a drop in the important hormone, progesterone. Low progesterone can cause many issues, including sleep disruption, anxiety, mood disorders, and metabolism changes. With menopause, there can be a range of bothersome symptoms, such as night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep and mood disorders, fuzzy thinking and more. During the premenopause and menopause and beyond, we offer natural remedy advice as well as various medical treatments including hormonal therapy for most women. At Swor Women’s Care in Sarasota, Florida, we support the concept of hormone replacement. We believe, properly done, hormone therpay is not only safe and effective but actually beneficieal to health. Our team of compassionate women’s health care experts offer a customized hormone therapy plans to help relieve menopause symptoms and restore overall wellness. Contact Swor Women’s Care or schedule a consultation to learn more about how hormone therapy can enhance your health.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is menopause hormone therapy?

Menopausal hormone therapy or HRT is a customized medical treatment designed to restore natural but disruptive hormonal imbalances. For most women, the providers at Swor Women’s Care will offer and encourage the use of hormone therapy to relieve symptoms and restore overall health and wellness. Our philosophy, which is shared by many other experts in women's health, is really very simple. We believe if your progesterone is low, you have "estrogen dominance" and that can cause many problems such as mood and sleep issues and can also contribute to fibroids, endometriosis and cancer risks. We also believe in the principles of bioidentical hormones, balanced and reasonable dosaging, steady levels and treating people, not levels. If low energy, low sex drive or muscle mass loss are issues, we offer the addition of women's dose of testosterone. Hormone treatment can be manufactured products available at all prescription stores or compounded/ custom-formulated products made by expert pharmacists in compounding pharmacies.

Why would I need hormone therapy?

Your hormones control almost everything your body does. When your hormone levels change during perimenopause and menopause, you may experience a wide range of disruptive symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Libido loss and painful intercourse
  • Incontinence
  • Anxiety and depression

Every woman experiences menopause differently. You may have some, none, or all symptoms to varying degrees. At Swor Women’s Care, the team is committed to helping you maintain your overall wellness at every age so you can lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

Am I a good candidate for hormone therapy?

If you’re troubled by low progesterone or menopausal symptoms but in good health overall, hormone therapy is probably a good option for you. Hormone therapy is especially helpful if you reach menopause early or if you have lost bone mass or other conditions that make other treatments less effective.

What should I expect during hormone therapy?

The team at Swor Women’s Care provides detailed consultations and exams including extensive blood work if needed to determine iwhat hormone therapy is right for you. Your symptoms and indications on examination provides the basis of understanding your hormonal needs.  Sometimes hormone level testing can be helpful, but isn't usually necessary to prescribe and manage the specific hormone replacements you need to restore your body’s optimal function.

Once you and your provider are satisfied with the effectiveness of your treatment and your overall health, you can be managed with annual check-ups.

If you want to learn more about hormone therapy and discover how it can restore your health and wellness, contact Swor Women’s Care today.