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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Physicians for Women - Melius, Schurr & Cardwell -  - Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Physicians for Women - Melius, Schurr & Cardwell

Obstetricians & Gynecologists & Primary Care Physicians located in Madison, WI

Saying goodbye to your sex hormones during menopause often means bone weakness, hot flashes, mood swings, and a wide variety of other cumbersome symptoms. At Physicians for Women in Madison, Wisconsin, the team offers hormone replacement therapy to boost your estrogen and progesterone in a controlled way and alleviate symptoms. Physicians for Women are skilled in counseling women on the pros and cons of HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Whether by pill, patch or cream; conventional prescription or compounded bioidentical hormone therapy, our doctors will guide you to make the best decision. Call Physicians for Women, or book an appointment online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment meant to replace and replenish your hormone levels as they decline with age. Specifically, hormone replacement therapy is an innovative and effective treatment for symptoms of menopause, like vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and associated insomnia.

When you transition into menopause, the stage of life when your menstrual cycle stops, the levels of estrogen and progesterone in your body drop, this leads to the many symptoms of menopause and may contribute to a loss in bone density after menopause. 

Physicians for Women works with you to decide if hormone replacement therapy is the right choice, or if other treatment options can be considered.

 

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy can provide benefit for women transitioning into menopause. The team at Physicians for Women may recommend hormone therapy for you with goals to:

  • Improve vaginal lubrication
  • Less discomfort during sex
  • Reduced risk of colon cancer
  • Stronger bones and lower fracture risk
  • Better sleep
  • Fewer hot flashes and night sweats

The team at Physicians for Women tailors your hormone replacement therapy plan to optimize the benefits and reduce the risks and complications.

 

Is hormone replacement therapy the right choice for me?

Hormone replacement therapy, to date, is the most effective treatment for menopause symptoms. The team at Physicians for Women may recommend hormone replacement therapy if you:

  • Are overall healthy and do not have serious cardiovascular disease or breast cancer
  • Have moderate or severe symptoms of menopause that are negatively impacting your life
  • Early menopause or a surgically or medically-induced menopause to treat another condition
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices

To address your menopausal symptoms and discuss treatment options, call Physicians for Women or book a consultation for hormone replacement therapy online today.