North Atlanta Women's Specialists
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, Duluth & Marietta, GA
As you approach menopause, you should expect some symptoms. But it’s hard to fully prepare for the way your changing hormone levels affect your body and your mind. That’s why the North Atlanta Women’s Specialists team offers hormone therapy at the East Cobb office in Marietta, Johns Creek office in Duluth, and Northside and Midtown offices in Atlanta, Georgia. With hormone therapy, you can alleviate menopause symptoms and feel more like yourself. To find out if hormone therapy is right for you, call the office closest to you or make an appointment online today.
Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is Hormone Therapy?
Hormone therapy aims to rebalance the levels of key hormones in your body. As a woman, you rely on hormones like estrogen and progesterone to keep your body in balance.
These hormones help you do things like regulate your body temperature, maintain your libido, and get a good night’s rest.
As you approach menopause — during the period called perimenopause or premenopause — your body produces less estrogen. This results in a wide range of unwelcome symptoms that often take a toll on your quality of life.
With hormone therapy, your North Atlanta Women’s Specialists doctor can apply supplemental hormones, keeping your hormone levels balanced even as your body slows the production during perimenopause and through menopause.
When Should I Consider Hormone Therapy?
Hormone therapy helps women who experience a significant decrease in their quality of life because of menopause symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of your body’s changing hormone levels include:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Trouble sleeping
- Decreased libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood changes
- Dry skin
- Weight gain
- Memory problems
- Thinning hair
If you’re experiencing these symptoms regularly enough that they interfere with your ability to enjoy your days, visit North Atlanta Women’s Specialists. The team can help you determine if hormone therapy is right for you.
How is Hormone Therapy Applied?
Hormone therapy comes in a variety of different forms. You can take it as a:
- Pill or tablet
- Topical cream or gel
- Implanted pellet
- Vaginal ring
Your North Atlanta Women’s Specialists doctor works with you, using blood testing to check your hormone levels in order to find the right amount of supplemental hormones to alleviate your symptoms through hormone therapy.
Your doctor continues to work with you to monitor your symptoms and ensure the treatment continues to be effective for you. They also offer regular screenings like Pap tests and breast exams to check that the treatment isn’t creating unwanted side effects for you.
To learn more about hormone therapy and how it can work for you throughout menopause, call North Atlanta Women’s Specialists, or schedule your appointment online today.
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