Hormone Replacement Therapy

Women's Health Care Center, PLLC

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Helena, MT

For many women, the transition to menopause isn’t smooth. The medical team at Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, understands how confusing and disruptive menopause symptoms can be. At their Helena, Montana, office, the gynecology specialists offer hormone replacement therapy customized to ease your symptoms and make your menopause journey easier. Find out more about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy by calling the office or using the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Why do I need hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is designed to rebalance the hormone levels in your body that have a big impact on many of your body’s most vital systems, including your emotional and reproductive health.

For many women, the fluctuations in hormone levels that occur during the transition to menopause cause symptoms severe enough to interfere with their quality of life. 

Menopause is the time when your periods stop for good and your body slows down its production of reproductive hormones. Rather than a steady decline, hormone levels can fluctuate wildly and cause a variety of disruptive symptoms.

The Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, medical team can use hormone replacement therapy to rebalance your hormone levels and alleviate the severity of symptoms.

What symptoms can hormone replacement therapy treat?

Because your hormones influence so many functions of your body, you can experience a variety of symptoms on your journey to menopause. Women can begin noticing symptoms as early as their 30s during perimenopause, the months or years leading up to menopause.

Hormone replacement therapy can address symptoms like:

  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Painful periods
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Vaginal dryness and itching

By restoring balance to your hormone levels, you can better manage your symptoms to improve your quality of life.

What can I expect during hormone replacement therapy?

Your Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, provider first determines if hormone replacement therapy is right for you by testing your hormone levels through a simple blood test. 

They also perform a physical exam to evaluate your overall health and ensure symptoms aren’t related to an underlying condition.

The medical team at Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, uses compounded hormones for your treatment. A pharmacist designs a bioidentical hormone compound specific to your needs, mixing select hormones and other ingredients based on your doctor’s recommendation.

Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones derived from plant materials that are structurally similar to the hormones your body makes. They are both safe and effective for rebalancing your natural hormone levels.

Your doctor works closely with you throughout your therapy to ensure it’s working well for you. You may need to make changes to your dosage over time to stabilize your hormone levels and keep you symptom-free.

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

Hormone replacement therapy can be an effective way to restore balance to your body as you head toward menopause. 

However, women over 35, those who smoke, and those who have a history of heart disease or cancer may not be good candidates for hormone replacement therapy.

If hormone replacement therapy isn’t an option for you, your Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, provider can recommend alternative strategies for protecting your physical, emotional, and reproductive health.

If you’re struggling with severe symptoms of menopause, call Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, today or request a consultation online.