Prestige Healthcare OBGYN
OBGYNs located in Atlanta, GA
Menopause and other factors can lead to low levels of important female reproductive hormones and many uncomfortable symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Board-certified providers Charis Trench-Simmons, MD, and Lorenzo Simmons, MD, provide personalized hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women at Prestige Healthcare OBGYN in Atlanta. The specialists work with you to combat the symptoms of low hormones and improve your quality of life. You don’t have to live with pain, disrupted sleep, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and sexual dysfunction. Call Prestige Healthcare OBGYN or schedule an appointment online today.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What causes hormonal imbalance?
A hormonal imbalance (endocrinopathy) is a medical condition that involves a disruption and imbalance in your endocrine system. Your endocrine system is your body’s production of hormones.
Your endocrine glands produce hormones throughout your body, and when they produce too little or too much of particular hormones, it causes an imbalance. Hormone imbalance can lead to a number of health problems, complications, and symptoms. A common cause of hormone imbalance is menopause, during which women produce less estrogen, a female reproductive hormone.
Hormonal imbalance symptoms can vary depending on the type of imbalance. However, common symptoms include:
- Hair loss
- Decreased appetite
- Hot flashes
- Loss of libido
- Sleep disturbances
- Sexual dysfunction
- Skin dryness
A hormonal imbalance can usually be identified with a professional blood test that analyzes the level of certain hormones in your blood.
What is sexual dysfunction?
Sexual dysfunction (sexual disorder) is the difficulty experienced by a couple or an individual during any stage of normal sexual activity, such as arousal, physical desire, preference, pleasure, or orgasm. Sexual dysfunction is more common with aging and can be related to physical or psychological causes.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective way to restore hormonal balance and diminish the associated symptoms brought on by an imbalance. Prestige Healthcare OBGYN provides various medications to supplement the hormones your body no longer produces in sufficient quantities.
There are various types of HRT and hormones can be administered in different ways, such as oral supplements or pellet therapy. Pellet therapy involves the placement of small pellets in the fatty layer underneath your skin in your upper buttocks. The pellets secrete the hormones that are necessary for optimal health and they’re steadily absorbed by your bloodstream over time.
What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?
HRT can provide relief for women who have symptoms of menopause and low progesterone and estrogen production. Hormone replacement therapy can also improve quality of life and sexual intimacy. Supplementing estrogen helps relieve the vaginal symptoms of menopause, including vaginal dryness and pain and itching with intercourse.
Additionally, hormonal imbalance and lower levels of female reproductive hormones increase your risk of osteoporosis and thinning, weak bones. Hormone replacement therapy can effectively decrease these risks and restore hormonal balance.
Hormone replacement therapy can even alleviate urinary symptoms, and some studies have shown that HRT can decrease your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease.
Discover the many benefits of hormonal balance and hormone replacement therapy by calling Prestige Healthcare OBGYN or scheduling an appointment online today.