Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Suncoast Women's Care

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Trinity, FL

Declining hormone levels affect both women and men as they age. Hormone replacement therapy can help reduce menopause symptoms, restore energy, and enhance sexual wellness. Wanda Torres, MD, FACOG, and the professional team at Suncoast Women's Care provide personalized hormone replacement therapy tailored to your individual needs. To schedule an evaluation for hormone replacement therapy, call the office in Trinity, Florida, today, or request an appointment online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What causes hormonal issues?

When your body produces too much or too little of any type of hormone, it's called a hormonal imbalance. Menopause, the time when a woman's fertility ends, and she stops having menstrual periods, is a primary cause of hormonal imbalance. Declining levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can cause a broad range of symptoms during menopause. 

Natural menopause typically occurs between the late 40s to early 50s, but it can happen earlier or later. A woman who has her ovaries removed, such as with a hysterectomy, immediately experiences menopause; this is sometimes called surgical menopause.

Endocrine disorders, such as hypo or hyperthyroidism, adrenal dysfunction, and other conditions that affect hormone production, also cause hormonal imbalance. Other health conditions, like diabetes, can also lead to hormonal imbalance. 

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause symptoms vary in intensity and duration between individual women. Some women have many symptoms; others have just a few or none at all.

The most common menopause symptoms include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Painful intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Weight gain
  • Brain fog
  • Memory problems
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

When menopause symptoms interfere with your quality of life, you may wish to consider hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

What is involved in hormone replacement therapy?

When you visit Suncoast Women's Care for hormone replacement therapy, your provider spends time discussing your symptoms with you in detail. They also perform a physical exam and review your health history. 

Based on your evaluation, lifestyle, and symptoms, your provider recommends a type of HRT to suit your personal needs. Together, you work to find the best product and dosage to control your symptoms and restore your comfort and vitality.

Hormone replacement therapy options at Suncoast Women's Care include:

  • Oral medications
  • Topical creams
  • Vaginal creams
  • Skin patches
  • Pellet implants 

Your provider may also recommend antidepressants, lifestyle changes, or dietary changes to help reduce your hormonal symptoms. Once you settle on a plan to manage your hormones, you have regular checkups at Suncoast Women’s Care to make sure your plan works well and that you stay safe and healthy throughout HRT.

If you need hormone replacement therapy, schedule an evaluation at Suncoast Women's Care. Call the office or book an appointment online today.