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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Ohealth by Dr. T

Primary Care & Aesthetic Medicine located in Pembroke Pines, FL

Changes to your mood, sex life, and sleep patterns can come as unwelcome surprises during menopause. If menopause negatively affects your life and holds you back, hormone replacement therapy at Ohealth by Dr. T can help you get back on track to a satisfying transition through middle age. To consult with Marlene Tages-Cordova, DO, about the possibility of using hormone replacement therapy, call the clinic or book your appointment online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Why are hormones important?

Hormones are chemicals inside your body that are essential to almost every bodily process. They’re responsible for maintaining your metabolism, regulating your mood, growth, and development, and even your fertility.

Your hormone levels decline when you get sick and as you age. This hormone loss is responsible for both the physical and mental effects of aging. 

If your transition into middle age isn’t a smooth one, Dr. Tages-Cordova may recommend hormone replacement therapy to ease symptoms that occur because of hormone loss.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Because hormone loss causes so many bodily changes, replacing them can help you hold off many of the negative effects of general aging, menopause, and andropause (male menopause). 

Hormone replacement therapy is a popular way to combat menopausal symptoms and ease you into later life. 

During hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Tages-Cordova prescribes you with either synthetic or bioidentical hormones in the form of pills, injections, patches, or pellets to replace the ones you lose. You might need more estrogen or progestin as a woman or testosterone as a man. 

Synthetics aren’t quite identical to your natural hormones, but they’re similar enough to have the same effect. However, synthetic hormones can cause side effects for some patients.

Bioidentical hormones are exactly the same as your natural hormones but come from plants like yams and soy. Unlike synthetic hormones, they don’t come with any potential for side effects.

How will I know if I need hormone replacement therapy?

You’ll know your hormone levels are diminishing because of certain signs and symptoms. Menopause and andropause are easy periods of transition for many people, but they can come with intense symptoms for others.

You could benefit from hormone replacement therapy if you experience these or other symptoms during menopause:

  • Low libido
  • Low energy
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Problems with concentration and memory
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair

If you have concerns about the developments of aging, Dr. Tages-Cordova can help you decide whether hormone replacement therapy is your best course of action.

To learn more about hormone replacement therapy and what it can treat, call Ohealth by Dr. T or book a consultation online today.