Hormone therapy can relieve perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. Therapy includes taking estrogen, and if you still have your uterus, progestin. Hormones can be taken several different ways including pills, skin patches and gels. For women whose only complaint is vaginal dryness, a vaginal ring, tablet or cream may be recommended.
Hormone Therapy Benefits
Hormone therapy has been shown to be the best treatment for the relief of hot flashes and night sweats, to relieve vaginal dryness and to protect against bone loss.
Risks of Hormone Therapy
Therapy may increase the risk of certain types of cancers, heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and gallbladder disease.
Other Hormone Therapy Options
Other options for relieving menopausal symptoms include the use of antidepressants, bioidentical hormones and vaginal moisturizers and lubricants.
We know that there is a lot of confusing, conflicting information about menopause and hormone therapy. Successfully treating menopause requires a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your body and the symptoms you are experiencing. Please call our office at 865-331-1122 to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options if you are struggling with the symptoms of menopause.