Are you considering hormone replacement in Fort Worth? If so, consider Elite Health Center. At Elite Health Center, we have some of the best hormone replacement doctors in Texas! When seeking hormone replacement, it is essential to choose a doctor whom you can trust. Elite Health Center invites you to meet with a doctor to discuss your options and to determine if you will be a good candidate for hormone replacement in Fort Worth. But how do you know if hormone replacement is right for you?
Post-Menopausal Hot Flashes and Other Symptoms
Hot flashes and night sweats are among the most common reasons that many Fort Worth women are coming to Elite Health Center for hormone replacement therapy. Some women experience memory loss, difficulty with mood, or concentration. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and you are post-menopause, consider a consultation with an Elite Health Center doctor. What about hormone replacement for osteoporosis? There are other treatments available for the management of osteoporosis, but hormone treatments can be used for this as well, as long as other treatments fail to work and or cause adverse effects.
Another common problem that many women face after menopause is vaginal dryness. This can be easily managed with local estrogen management treatments. Estrogen management treatments can come in the form of cream, tablet, or ring.
What are the Health Risks of Hormone Replacement?
Elite Health Center encourages all of our Fort Worth patients to closely consider the benefits and risks associated with hormone replacement therapy. The balance of risks and the benefits of hormone therapy depends on the age of the woman and how long it has been since menopause. Ideally, hormone replacement patients should be under the age of 60 and within ten years of the menopausal transition.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy include the protection against osteoporosis and fracture, reduced risk of diabetes, and for women in their fifties, a reduced heart disease risk. However, the risks of heart disease and stroke increase with advances in age and the passing of time since menopause. The risk of breast cancer increases slightly in women taking both estrogen and antiprogestogen after about five years of therapy. However, the risk of breast cancer is not increased for women taking estrogen for that period of time.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for Hormone Replacement?
Hormone therapy is available in different formulations and with different routes of administration. Multiple estrogen products are FDA approved, including estradiol, which is bioidentical or identical to that made in your body before menopause. Estradiol is available as an oral tablet and also as a patch, gel, cream, spray, or vaginal ring. Similarly, progestogens come in different formulations, including an FDA-approved bioidentical progesterone, which is administered orally.
If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for hormone replacement in Fort Worth, contact Elite Health Center today and schedule an appointment for a consultation with hormone replacement doctor.