5 Signs You Should Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy
January 13, 2022at7:00 AM
Women's most common and well-known hormone deficiency is menopause, a natural part of aging. However, anytime there’s a change in hormone levels in the body, it can cause disruptive symptoms that affect your day-to-day and your lifestyle. Whether you’re entering menopause or are dealing with another cause of a deficiency, you might wonder if you really need hormone replacement therapy. There’s no single schedule for when to start HRT, but by working with an OBGYN you trust, you can make a decision for your health based on an in-depth understanding of the treatment. Here are five signs you should talk to your Dallas OB/GYN about hormone replacement therapy.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
At Comprehensive OB/GYN, we offer Dallas women two forms of hormone replacement therapy; traditional and bio-identical. Bio-identical pellets from Pro-Pell are sent to an independent lab for potency testing before we issue them to our patients. The pellets contain hormones with the exact molecular structure as those produced naturally by your body.
Hormone replacement therapy in Dallas alleviates the symptoms of a hormone deficiency by rebalancing the body and helping you regain energy and improve mental clarity.
You experience extreme menopause symptoms.
Estrogen and progesterone levels change during perimenopause and fluctuate throughout and after menopause. They cause symptoms including hot flashes, low energy, and low metabolism.
You don’t have to suffer through disruptive symptoms alone. By consulting with a board-certified doctor, you can find a treatment plan that eliminates the most extreme symptoms.
You have dramatic mood swings.
Changes in hormone levels in the body are often evident in your frame of mind. Mood changes are a normal part of everyone’s day, week, or month. But if you notice that your moods are making dramatic changes from one extreme to another,, it could signify that you have a hormone deficiency.
Dallas hormone replacement therapy can treat mood swings, anxiety, and depression. Bio-identical therapy uses pellets with molecular-identical hormones to those made naturally in your body.
Your libido has significantly decreased.
It’s natural for your libido to fluctuate depending on your lifestyle, stress level, and age. However, if you’ve noticed a prolonged and dramatic decrease in your libido, then a hormone deficiency may be to blame.
Without estrogen and progesterone, you may feel less interested in sex. HRT is often used to treat low libido as an effect of menopause or other hormone imbalances.
You have insomnia or poor sleep quality.
When you’re unable to get high-quality sleep, it negatively affects the rest of your life. Insomnia can have many causes in our modern world. If you’ve tried home remedies without any success or change in your sleep schedule, then a hormone deficiency might be to blame.
Discuss your sleep habits with your OB/GYN to determine if bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help.
You experience pain during intercourse or get frequent UTIs.
Hormones such as estrogen and progesterone control vaginal dryness, and impact your enjoyment of sex and might cause painful and chronic UTIs. During an appointment with a Dallas OB/GYN, highlight all the changes in your body as they can indicate a hormone deficiency. HRT can help eliminate a number of painful and disruptive symptoms.
Comprehensive OB/GYN serves Dallas women with various health services, including hormone replacement therapy.
Our team is board-certified in obstetric and gynecology and prides itself on providing high-quality women’s health services, including high and low-risk obstetrical and gynecological care plus laparoscopic surgery. We’re based in McKinney, Texas, and serve the Dallas-Fort Worth area, working with women to provide them with industry-leading medical care for a wide range of issues. Our doctors evaluate every woman as an individual, taking time to hear patient concerns and educate them about treatment plans.