Women who are entering the next phase in their life, known as menopause, may notice that they are experiencing a wide range of issues associated with this change. Perimenopause is the initial transition period towards menopause, which is reached after a woman has been period-free from 12 months. Perimenopause and menopause can result in many different symptoms and changes that might impact a patient’s quality of life. Because of this, many women turn to their doctor during the change to speak to them about the possibility of taking hormones to manage these concerns. Many women who visit with our team at Woodlands OBGYN Associates will have questions about hormone replacement therapy and whether or not it is right for their unique situations.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy, which is sometimes referred to by our team at HRT, is a wonderful option for women who are seeking relief from the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. This natural change in one’s life can result in a dip of hormone levels that can contribute to various side effects. By bringing the hormone levels back into line, many women can avoid issues such as:
- Increased depression and anxiety
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Irregular or missed periods
- Significant mood changes
- Decreased libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Breast soreness and discomfort
- Increased fatigue
- Digestive changes
- Muscle tension and aches
- Difficulty concentrating and focusing
- Memory lapses
- Sleep disturbances
Should I take hormones to address my perimenopause and menopause symptoms?
If the symptoms of menopause are significantly impacting your daily quality of life, it may be time to talk to a doctor about hormone replacement therapy to balance hormone levels and eradicate common symptoms. A consultation visit and thorough evaluation is the first step in finding out more.
Call the team at Woodlands OBGYN Associates today
If you are dealing with the side effects and symptoms of menopause and want to find out if hormone replacement therapy is appropriate for you, call the team at Woodlands OBGYN Associates at (281) 364-9898 to schedule an initial evaluation and appointment with our team. Drs. Rielly, Westmoreland, Syal, and Everson are here to help! The practice is located at 17183 I-45 #610 in The Woodlands, TX.