Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists
OBGYNs located in Woodbury, MN
Hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms can make menopause a challenging experience. The team of caring physicians at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists, understands that each woman has unique needs when it comes to menopause symptoms. The physician designs personalized hormone replacement therapy plans that improve your mood, restore your comfort, and improve your intimate relationships. To put an end to the distress of menopause symptoms, schedule a consultation by calling the clinic in Woodbury, Minnesota, today, or booking online.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) refers to the use of prescription medications containing hormones to address symptoms and conditions that arise due to a drop in natural hormone levels. The experienced physicians at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists most commonly use hormone therapy to improve menopause-related symptoms. However, HRT can also address conditions like endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, and other gynecologic concerns.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
Menopause occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs and also produce much lower levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. As women age and natural fertility declines, they first go through perimenopause, during which hormone levels begin to drop. When a woman hasn’t had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months, she officially has entered menopause.
Natural menopause often happens around the ages of 48-54, but it can occur much earlier. Women who have their ovaries surgically removed will immediately enter menopause.
Reduced hormone levels can cause menopause symptoms, which may include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal atrophy
- Decreased libido
- Painful intercourse
- Difficulty reaching orgasm
- Mood swings
- Poor concentration
- Memory troubles
- Urinary urgency
- Urinary incontinence
Menopause symptoms vary significantly between individuals. Some women never have symptoms, while others have mild, moderate, or severe symptoms. And some women have one or two types of symptoms, while others have many different symptoms.
Mild menopause symptoms might not require any treatment. However, moderate-to-severe symptoms can reduce your quality of life and create stress in your personal life and intimate relationships.
What are my options for HRT?
If you choose HRT to control your menopause symptoms, the compassionate physicians at Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists partner with you to find the right type of medication and dosage to meet your individual needs.
Options for HRT include:
- Oral medications
- Topical creams
- Skin patches
- Vaginal medication
In addition to HRT, your physician might recommend a vaginal lubricant, antidepressant medications, and other treatments to help improve your menopause symptoms.
You don’t have to continue suffering from uncomfortable menopause symptoms. To schedule a consultation for hormone replacement therapy, call Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists today or request an appointment online.
We see patients for ultrasounds, pregnancy, birth control, and much more. We are located at 215 Radio Drive, Suite 200 Woodbury, MN 55125. Call us to book your appointment today.
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