What You Can Expect from Hormone Replacement Therapy

There’s a more sophisticated, highly sensitive communication system than all the high technology we have at our fingertips — and it’s right inside our own bodies. It’s the endocrine system, which produces our hormones.

Hormones impact everything from your metabolism and mood to your skin and reproductive system. When dysregulation occurs, however, the effects can wreak havoc on your well-being. 

With the onset of menopause, the reduced production of the hormones estrogen and progestin cause symptoms that many women don’t love, but there’s treatment that can help.

Dr. Peter Khamvongsa and Dr. Charlotte Paz-Pabon are dedicated to supporting your health, whether you need well-woman care, prenatal care, or treatment for a variety of conditions. At The Miami Institute for Women’s Health, you come first, and your treatment plan is completely tailored to your needs.

When estrogen levels plummet

Menopause is a transformative shift in a woman’s life, and signifies the end of her menstrual cycle and childbearing years. You’re officially in  menopause when you’ve gone 12 months without a period, but the phase of perimenopause — a stretch of years prior to menopause — is also defined by fluctuating hormones and frustrating symptoms.

It may feel like a liberation of sorts to be free of your period, but there are a wide range of unpleasant symptoms that accompany “the change,” and they all stem from hormonal changes:

This varied cluster of symptoms can throw you for a loop and include painful intercourse due to vaginal atrophy, irritability and problems focusing thanks to insomnia and sleep disrupted by hot flashes and night sweats, and more.

Though our team can recommend steps you can take to ease menopausal symptoms yourself at home — like making dietary changes to address hot flashes and adopting new sleep hygiene habits for night sweats, for example — they also provide treatment to address your hormonal issues. Prescription medications can also relieve anxiety and depression.

A solution for menopausal hormone imbalance

The caring team at The Miami Institute for Women’s Health is dedicated to restoring your comfort and equilibrium, so you can get back to living your normal life — without the disruption of hormonal shifts.

We offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which safely regulates your hormones so menopausal symptoms can be relieved. The treatment provides individualized estrogen supplementation.

Our team has embraced bioidentical hormones because they’re a more natural treatment as compared to certain synthetic hormones that not only are non-bioidentical, but are made using  urine from pregnant horses. 

Even though bioidentical hormones are also synthetically made, they’re plant-based and have the same molecular structure as the hormones your body produces. Because of this, your body “reads” and recognizes them as your own.

In addition to soothing hot flashes, disrupted rest, moodiness, and more, HRT helps stave off osteoporosis, the condition menopausal women are at higher risk for that reduces bone mass and density, and increases fracture risk. 

Dr. Khamvongsa and Dr. Paz-Pabon are happy to talk to you about whether you’re a candidate for HRT by reviewing your health history and having an in-depth conversation about your symptoms.

Call our office in the Medical Arts West Tower in Miami, Florida at 786-220-2184 to schedule an appointment, or reach out to us online.

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