Trying to navigate the different symptoms of menopause often turns into a daily battle for women. Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be a powerful weapon in helping you feel more like yourself. Dr. Douglas L. Gotlin has years of experience helping the menopausal women of Miami Beach reach a healthier, happier space with HRT. If you need relief from the symptoms of menopause, call Gotlin OBGYN & Wellness or book online today.
Menopausal symptoms can correlate with other conditions, so the best way to find out if you're experiencing menopause is to visit Dr. Gotlin. He will ask about what you’ve been experiencing to find out if this is the cause of your issues.
The most common menopausal symptoms include:
Although menopause isn’t a curable condition, Dr. Gotlin can relieve its symptoms with hormone therapy (HRT).
Your body produces less estrogen as you move past your primary reproductive years, which is what causes menopause. HRT replenishes the lost hormones and relieves most -- if not all -- of your symptoms. There are two primary types of HRT:
Prescribed to women who might have lost their uterus to cancer or other causes.
Progesterone is added to protect women with a uterus from developing uterine cancer that can result from using estrogen alone.
Dr. Gotlin can administer these therapies in various ways, such as:
HRT can also be prescribed as a ring, cream, or tablet to affect local areas.
Before you start using HRT, Dr. Gotlin will perform a thorough consultation with you. Your medical history might rule out the possibility of you pursuing this type of therapy. If that’s the case, Dr. Gotlin will look for alternative methods to help relieve your menopause symptoms.
Those taking EPT are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Women over 60 could potentially develop blood clots in their veins or experience a stroke.
But in the end, you’re the only one who can decide how the benefits of HRT compare to the symptoms you’re currently experiencing. Dr. Gotlin will respect your input and choice.