OB/GYNs located in Denton, TX
Hormone optimization helps you overcome a number of uncomfortable symptoms associated with a hormonal imbalance, including low energy, poor sex drive, and hot flashes. At OB/GYN Specialists in Denton, Texas, the experienced gynecological team is ready to help correct imbalances and optimize your hormone levels to improve your overall quality of life. Call the office, or book an appointment online to learn how you can get your life back with hormone optimization.
Hormonal Optimization Q & A
What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?
Hormones can become out of balance because of stress, aging, childbirth, and certain illnesses. Hormones drive a number of bodily processes, including metabolism, sexual function, and bone health. When any hormones are out of balance, you suffer notable side effects.
Women who are experiencing hormone imbalances may experience:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness and itching
- Trouble concentrating
- Memory problems
- Painful intercourse
- Low libido
- Irregular periods
In women, hormone imbalances often occur around the time of menopause. But, you may experience a dip in hormones after you give birth. Other hormones, such as thyroid hormones, can become erratic because of autoimmune conditions and lifestyle. If you have a thyroid imbalance, you may experience unexplained weight gain, poor energy, and feelings of being cold.
What is hormone optimization?
With hormone optimization, you receive replacement hormones that help balance out your hormone levels. These may be administered with a patch, through a cream, orally, or as pellets inserted under your skin. The best delivery system depends on your symptoms and the determined need for your health.
Some hormones contain estrogen and progesterone, the two major female sex hormones that decline during menopause. Others contain only estrogen. Sometimes testosterone is used as well. The doctors can also determine if you need oral thyroid hormone to optimize thyroid hormone levels.
Am I a candidate for hormone optimization?
If you’re a woman going through menopause, or the years prior known as perimenopause, you’re a good candidate for hormone optimization. The doctors test your hormone levels to determine a proper dose to support normalization of your body functions and restoration of energy, libido, and good health. You may also experience a reduction or elimination of unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, brain fog, and vaginal dryness.
You undergo a comprehensive exam and review of your medical history to determine if you’d benefit from a customized hormone optimization plan.
What are the benefits of hormone optimization?
Hormone optimization can help you feel like yourself again. In addition to mitigating the symptoms of menopause, hormone optimization can:
- Reduce your risk of heart attack and heart failure
- Lower mortality in younger, postmenopausal women
- Combat osteoporosis
- Improve muscle function
In some women, hormone optimization can also boost the look of your skin.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to optimize your hormone levels, call OB/GYN Specialists, or book a consultation online today.
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