Over the course of your life, you can suffer a variety of symptoms from a hormonal imbalance. In women, this typically centers on an imbalance of estrogen.
Estrogen levels can change in relation to your environment, age, and other factors. However, you don’t have to allow a hormonal imbalance to impact your life. With the help of hormone therapy for women at The Healthy Choice, you can bring your life back into balance.
Read on to learn more about our hormone therapies for women below.
Hormone Therapy for Menopause
As a woman enters menopause, her estrogen levels can fall—something that can cause rather uncomfortable symptoms, such as:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Depression and anxiety
- Reduction in metabolic activity
Fortunately, bio-identical hormone therapy can alleviate some of the worst symptoms of menopause by attenuating your fluctuating hormones. In some cases, your symptoms can even go away completely.
At The Healthy Choice, we work directly with you and your physician to devise an individualized course of treatment, centered on correcting hormonal imbalances and making lifestyle recommendations related to your diet and level of physical activity.
It’s also important to note that pre-menopausal women can also experience some of the side effects of a hormone imbalance. By working with your doctor, we can help to treat your symptoms regardless of your age and/or health background. That’s the promise of personalized medicine.
Estrogen Therapy and Methods of Administration
Your doctor may recommend estrogen therapy to help deal with the impacts of hormonal imbalance. Estrogen is the female sex hormone, which is used in the develpment and regulation of a woman’s reproductive system. For women who’ve had a hysterectomy or oophorectomy, a lower dose of estrogen may be preferred during hormone therapy.
From the patient’s perspective, there are many different ways of administering estrogen. Some of these include:
- Pills – As far as administration methods for estrogen, the once-daily pill is perhaps the most common. Doctors may order special instructions for dosing, but the pill is usually taken once a day without food.
- Patch – Estrogen patches are applied directly to the skin—usually your stomach—through which the sex hormone is absorbed. Although different doses can lead to different requirements, some patches are worn for up to a week. The patch is another of the most common ways of taking estrogen.
- Vaginal Administration – Another option for some women includes estrogen administered vaginally. In these cases, women may either use a ring, cream, or even a vaginal tablet. Vaginal rings can last up to three months. Other methods of administration may be used daily.
Hormone Therapy for Estrogen Dominance
Estrogen dominance occurs when your body has more estrogen than progesterone. For some women undergoing hormone therapy, estrogen-based treatments without proper planning can create their own issues by creating an excess of estrogen.
From relatively minor side effects, such as headaches and mood swings, to much graver impacts, such as increased risks of certain cancers, estrogen dominance should be taken seriously.
Fortunately, when you go with a hormone therapy treatment with The Healthy Choice, we can create an integrated and personalized hormone balancing treatment that responds to your specific needs and helps keep you healthy.
Contact The Healthy Choice
Ready to learn more about hormone therapy for women on Long Island? The Healthy Choice compounding pharmacy is ready to help.
Call us at 914-238-1700 to learn more.