How Can the Body Change With Hormone Replacement Therapy?

By: Dr. Caroline Conner

9/17/2022

A woman's body goes through many changes during her lifetime. These changes often result in uncomfortable symptoms that impact your health and quality of life. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may alleviate these issues by providing the body with much-needed hormones identical to the ones it naturally produces.

Obstetrics and gynecology specialist Dr. Caroline Conner works with each patient to develop a comprehensive BHRT treatment plan in Fountain Valley, CA. Whether you're dealing with menopause or another hormone-related issue, we can help you find relief. Call now to learn more about BHRT or to schedule an appointment.

Common menopause symptoms

Menopause occurs when a woman's ovaries stop producing eggs, and her body produces less essential hormones, like estrogen. This usually happens after age 40, but menopause symptoms can start earlier or later.

The transition to menopause can be a difficult time. You may start to experience a number of new and uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low sex drive

Why is hormone replacement important?

Hormones play an essential role in many body functions. They help regulate your mood, energy level, metabolism, and sexual function. When your body doesn't produce enough hormones, it can lead to a number of health problems like the ones listed above.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy replaces the hormones your body is no longer producing, giving you back the balance you need for good health.

What are the benefits of hormone therapy?

Some women turn to prescription medications for unwanted menopause symptoms. But these drugs come with a risk of serious side effects without addressing the underlying cause. BHRT, on the other hand, is a safe and effective way to address a hormone imbalance in Fountain Valley, CA. Potential benefits include:

  • Relief from menopause symptoms
  • Improved mood and sleep quality
  • Increased sex drive
  • Better vaginal health

BHRT can also increase energy levels and improve mental clarity. Many women report feeling like themselves again after starting BHRT.

Is BHRT right for me?

Dr. Conner begins each BHRT consultation by learning about your health history. We then perform a physical exam and order tests as necessary. Candidates for hormone therapy are in otherwise good health but have symptoms that make day-to-day life difficult. Many women seek BHRT during or after menopause, but it can also be used to treat other hormone-related issues as well.

Hormones are available in pellets, creams, or patches and are administered based on your individual needs. We can recommend a delivery method that works best for you and provides the most relief possible.

How long does BHRT take to work?

It could take several weeks to a few months before you feel the full effects of BHRT. Dr. Conner can monitor your progress and make adjustments to your treatment plan as necessary, so you get the most out of hormone therapy. Our staff understands that every woman is different, and we tailor each BHRT treatment plan accordingly.

Try BHRT for menopause symptoms

Menopause symptoms can make daily life difficult, but there's no reason to suffer any longer. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an advanced treatment that can alleviate your symptoms and help you feel like yourself again. Dr. Caroline Conner is a trusted expert in BHRT and knows how to customize each treatment to meet the needs of our patients. Call our Fountain Valley, CA facility and schedule a private consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.