Female Hormone Replacement Therapy
It’s no secret that as women get older, their bodies begin to change. This is mainly caused by a drop in hormones during the transition into menopause. For some women, this transition is seamless. For other women, they may have a tough time dealing with a long list of side effects. This is where hormone replacement therapy comes into play.
Dr. Dugan at Dugan Family Medicine makes receiving hormone replacement therapy easy and convenient. With the help of Dr. Dugan, patients can receive personalized treatment plans from the comfort of their very own homes.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
There are two main hormones within the female body that are responsible for giving women their feminine characteristics: estrogen and progesterone. As women age, their natural levels of estrogen and progesterone begin to deplete, causing a variety of unwanted side effects including hot flashes, mood swings, and fatigue.
Female hormone replacement therapy is a range of noninvasive treatments that replenish these lost hormones to restore balance to the body. Because each woman is different, the levels of progesterone and estrogen that need to be replaced can widely vary. Dr. Dugan takes the time and consideration to ensure each of his female patients has the perfect balance of hormones for her body’s individual needs.
What are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
There are many benefits of receiving hormone replacement therapy with Dr. Dugan at Dugan Family Medicine, including:
- Noninvasive treatment options
- Reduced hot flashes and night sweats
- Enhanced libido and sexual satisfaction
- Stabilized mood
- Increased energy throughout the day
- Quick, convenient online appointments
- No commute or wait at the doctor’s office
To learn more about how you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy with Dr. Dugan, we encourage you to schedule an appointment online with our convenient patient portal or contact us today by calling (407) 784-3290*.
What Can I Expect During my Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Your hormone replacement therapy treatment will begin with a bloodwork panel to determine your current hormone levels. With this blood panel, Dr. Dugan will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you get back to living your life to the fullest. Following your bloodwork, Dr. Dugan will go over your treatment options with you.
Hormone replacement therapy can be administered in many different ways, including gels, creams, pellets, injections, and patches. Dr. Dugan will go over each of these treatment options with you and help you choose the best option for you based on your lifestyle and budget.
For many women, once you start your hormone replacement therapy, you may begin to see some symptom relief relatively quickly, within a couple weeks — and these changes should continue to improve over time. The first symptoms to improve are usually night sweats, hot flashes, and sleep disturbances.
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for Me?
If you find that you’re having a hard time transitioning into the next stage of your life and feel like you need extra help, hormone replacement therapy may be right for you. The best way to determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Dugan. He’ll be happy to speak with you one-on-one, listen to your concerns, evaluate your condition, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you feel like yourself again.
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Let Dugan Family Medicine help you restore your energy and feel like yourself again. Dr. Dugan is proud to offer female hormone replacement therapy in addition to primary care services to women in Florida, Arizona, Kansas, and more. If you'd like to make an appointment today, use our convenient online patient portal or call Dugan Family Medicine at (407) 784-3290*. To request your free 15-minute meet and greet with Dr. Dugan, use our convenient online meet and greet request form.
* Dugan Family Medicine should not be used for emergency situations including, but not limited to, trouble breathing and severe chest pain, drug or alcohol overdose, severe bleeding, severe injuries, or for those having suicidal thoughts. For these situations or anyone needing immediate in-person evaluation or treatment, call 911 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room or hospital facility.