Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

When the hormones are out of balance it can disrupt the body and quality of life. Hormone replacement therapy can be a positive treatment option. Women in San Mateo, California can visit Medical Arts OB/GYN for hormone replacement therapy.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

As the body ages, it can stop producing enough hormones. This lack can cause deficiencies and other problems. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is a medication most often used to treat menopausal symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy is the use of medications containing female hormones to replace the ones that the body no longer makes after menopause. This allows the body to return to balance easing symptoms, such as hot flashes that occur after menopause.

What Are the Benefits of Hormone Therapy?

Hormone therapy replacement can be beneficial in many areas such as:

  • Reduction of hot flashes
  • Improves sleep, muscle aches, and pains
  • Improvement in mood changes
  • Significantly improves vaginal dryness and sexual function
  • Relieves the symptoms of urinary frequency
  • Reduction in osteoporosis
  • Reduction in cardiovascular disease

Who Should Consider Hormone Therapy?

The decision to use hormone replacement therapy, and the duration of use, must be based on individual assessment and needs. To determine if hormone therapy is a good treatment option for you, the first step is to speak with your doctor about your individual symptoms and health risks. Hormone therapy can have a variety of benefits and should be considered if:

  • You’ve had a hysterectomy before you went through menopause
  • Your ovaries do not function as they should, resulting in an inability to produce hormones the body needs
  • You have a family history of osteoporosis
  • You have symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, or lack of libido
  • You show loss of collagen
  • You suffer from postnatal depression or premenstrual depression
  • You experience moderate to severe hot flashes or other menopausal symptoms

HRT is not recommended for disease prevention, except for women under 60 years who have substantially increased risk of bone fractures. If you have questions about hormone replacement therapy, and whether it is the right option for you, contact the office or stop by today.


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136 North San Mateo Drive , Suite 101
San Mateo, CA 94401
Phone: 650-249-9377
Fax: 650-344-2274
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