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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in the greater Naples, FL area

You don’t have to suffer through the hot flashes, sleepless nights, and mood swings that come with menopause. The team at Naples Women's Center in Naples, Florida, provides hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to alleviate symptoms. They offer traditional and bioidentical hormone replacement options. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn how HRT can help you manage menopause. 

What is hormone replacement therapy exactly?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment that rebalances hormone levels. Hormones are chemical messengers that assist in many body functions. The sex hormones estrogen and progesterone direct your menstrual cycle and also affect your mood and bone growth. 

In the years leading up to menopause, the production of estrogen and progesterone in the ovaries fluctuates and then stops when you reach menopause. The changes in estrogen and progesterone cause a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms that can make it hard for you to go about your usual routine.

HRT aims to restore hormone levels to relieve these symptoms. 

I have hot flashes. How can hormone replacement therapy help?

Hot flashes are a common menopause symptom. During a hot flash, you feel a sudden and intense warming sensation that runs from your chest up to your head. The frequency and severity of hot flashes vary; for some, they’re severe and lead to night sweats that affect sleep.

HRT is one of the most effective treatments for hot flashes. HRT also alleviates other symptoms of menopause, including mood changes, vaginal dryness, and low libido. 

What forms of hormone replacement therapy are available?

HRT is available in many forms. Naples Women's Center customizes your HRT based on your personal needs and concerns and offers the medical treatment in many forms, including:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Topical gels and creams
  • Vaginal suppositories

They also have traditional and bioidentical HRT. Traditional HRT contains synthetic hormones, while bioidentical HRT contains plant-based hormones modified to match the structure and function of your natural hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement allows the team to customize hormone therapy to match your needs.

Your provider at Naples Women's Center can help decide what type of HRT is best for you and the most appropriate form. 

Am I a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

Your provider determines if you’re a candidate for HRT after a history and physical examination. Hormone replacement is a safe and effective treatment for moderate to severe menopause symptoms. The team may recommend HRT if you have menopause symptoms that affect your quality of life. 

They may not consider you a candidate for HRT if you have a history of breast or gynecological cancer, heart disease, or blood clots. The team offers nonhormonal treatments to alleviate symptoms, such as low-dose antidepressants for hot flashes. 

HRT can help you get relief from your menopause symptoms. Call Naples Women's Center today or schedule your consultation online.