November 1, 2019
Menopause brings many changes to women’s bodies and can cause unwelcome symptoms. Thanks to hormonal fluctuations during this life stage, menopause has the potential to bring on frustrating, uncomfortable side effects like hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, and sexual side effects.
Fortunately, there is a simple, natural solution to the unwanted side effects of menopause. Led by Dr. Bela Kudish and Dr. Vivian Aguilar, our team at Bella Vida Urogynecology uses bioidentical hormone therapy, a natural form of hormone replacement therapy, to provide relief to women experiencing unwanted symptoms from menopause or perimenopause.
Read on to learn why hormone replacement therapy is often the best solution if you’re suffering from menopausal symptoms.
What hormone replacement therapy treats
During perimenopause, your body’s hormonal levels can fluctuate and then will decline after menopause. This causes many women to experience unpleasant side effects that negatively impact their quality of life.
Hormone replacement therapy relieves a wide variety of symptoms related to perimenopause and menopause. This includes weight gain and loss of muscle mass, night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, sexual side effects, anxiety, depression, and difficulties with memory and concentration.
How hormone replacement therapy works
Hormone replacement therapy replaces the hormones your body is no longer naturally making. Once the hormones are replaced, you’ll no longer experience the bothersome symptoms related to menopause.
Our team uses bioidentical hormones for your treatment, which results in you receiving hormones identical to those your body makes. Bioidentical hormone therapy is a natural and customized form of hormone replacement therapy that uses synthetic glands from plants to replicate and replace your hormones.
What to expect from your hormone replacement therapy treatment
At your initial appointment, you’ll meet with our practitioners and describe any troublesome perimenopause or menopause symptoms you’re experiencing. They might do additional tests on you, such as measuring your hormone levels through methods such as saliva and blood testing.
Our team develops a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific goals. Depending on your needs, your treatment can include customized bioidentical hormones specifically formatted for you.
Your bioidentical hormones can come in many different forms. You might receive the hormones via gels, creams, patches, pills, injections, or injectable pellets.
Some women experience minor side effects from the procedure, including headaches or acne, but this will go away as your body adjusts. If you experience continued side effects, our doctors can change your dose.
Stop living with the unpleasant side effects of menopause and regain your vigor with hormone replacement therapy. Based in Oviedo and Kissimmee, FL, our all-female, woman-centered treatment team serves patients in two convenient locations in Central Florida.
To schedule your initial bioidentical hormone therapy consultation, give us a call at the practice location of your choice.