Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Louisiana Center for Women’s Health

Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare & Aesthetic Clinics located in West Monroe, LA

Hormone replacement therapy may be the key to regulating your mood, sleep, and any sexual dysfunction that comes during menopause. At Louisiana Center for Women’s Health in West Monroe, Louisiana, the team offers low-dose vaginal hormone products as well as systemic hormone replacement therapy to improve your well-being if it’s being negatively affected by this transition. To learn more about hormones and how they can alleviate menopause symptoms, call Louisiana Center for Women’s Health or book your visit online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Experiencing hormone fluctuations and a general drop in estrogen and progesterone production with age can have major consequences for your sexual health and wellness. These menopausal occurrences are also responsible for the inconvenient or downright irritating symptoms you experience as your body stops its menstrual cycle for good.

Hormone replacement therapy offers a way to replenish the hormones within your body so they can better regulate certain processes. As a result, you’ll experience fewer menopausal symptoms and relief from any resulting sexual dysfunction or pain. 

Furthermore, hormone replacement therapy can lower your risk for bone density issues that can come as a result of a drop in hormones during menopause. The team at Louisiana Center for Women’s Health tailors your treatment to suit your needs, and uses the lowest dosage of hormones possible to achieve results safely.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy has the potential to ease many of the symptoms and complications that arise as you approach menopause. The symptoms are so diverse that you might not even link many of them to menopause at first. 

The Louisiana Center for Women’s Health team might recommend hormone replacement therapy if you have moderate-to-severe symptoms of menopause like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Frequent bone fractures or bone density loss
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal itching
  • Painful sex
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Early menopause or an estrogen deficiency

You might still get periods as you approach menopause, but they don’t come as regularly or consistently as before. You’ll know you’ve reached menopause when you stop getting menstrual periods altogether. 

How will I take my hormones?

Louisiana Center for Women’s Health works with you to decide on the best way to take your hormones. If the team has decided that taking hormones will benefit your health and wellness, they may recommend:

Low-dose hormonal vaginal products

Low-dose products like vaginal estrogen creams or tablets can improve some vaginal or vulvar symptoms of menopause, like vaginal dryness or painful sex. 

Systemic hormone replacement therapy

Systemic hormone therapy is available in several of its own forms, like skin patches, pills, or implanted pellets placed under your skin. These contain higher doses of estrogen than low-dose products and are absorbed throughout the body instead of just in the vaginal tissues. 

If you’re interested in learning more about hormone replacement therapy or finding out if it can relieve your symptoms, call Louisiana Center for Women’s Health for a consultation or book online today.