Menopause Hormone Therapy
Menopause hormone therapy in Burnaby, British Columbia
Menopause hormone therapy can be a great asset to female patients going through menopause. The transitions a woman’s body goes through during menopause can cause a multitude of symptoms. Through menopause hormone therapy, we help ease our patients through the transition and alleviate the symptoms caused by menopause.
What is menopause hormone therapy?
Also known as hormone replacement therapy, menopause hormone therapy is a treatment using estrogens and/or progesterones to combat the symptoms associated with menopause. Typically, your doctor prescribes medications that replace the hormones your body stopped producing when it entered menopause.* It is important to review which medications, what dosage and regime are right for you. Menopause hormonal therapy is definitely not one size fits all. To assess what is right for you requires a thorough review of your medical history, identification of the symptoms you are experiencing, and discussion of what you want to see for your lifestyle during menopause.
What is menopause?
Menopause is a natural cycle in a woman’s life that begins around middle age. During this cycle, a women will begin perimenopausal symptoms such as irregular periods. From there, as menopause progresses, so do the symptoms. While symptoms vary great from patient to patient, there are many, and they can disrupt your daily routine and lower quality of life. Menopause can take years to fully transition into a postmenopausal state. Postmenopause is considered when a woman hasn’t had a period for one year.*
What are some of the symptoms of menopause?
Some symptoms of menopause may include:
- skin dryness
- vaginal dryness
- sexual pain
- trouble sleeping
- irregular periods
- mood swings
- night sweats
- hot flashes
How can hormone therapy help?
Menopause hormone therapy can be very effective for patients suffering from the aforementioned symptoms. Additionally, women who experience menopause symptoms earlier than normal or for those who have had their ovaries removed, hormone therapy can prevent the development of other conditions.* These conditions can include: heart disease, osteoporosis, depression, and anxiety.
Why seek out menopausal therapy from a gynaecologist?
Gynaecologists, like Dr. Carrie Wong, are experts in their field. This means their sole focus is on the reproductive health of women. Therefore, seeking the help of a specialist, can give a patient a more in depth diagnosis and more innovative treatment plan options to provide optimum results.
Get a referral to our office in Burnaby, British Columbia
Once you have a referral from your general practitioner, please contact our office at (604) 433-8900 to schedule a consultation at our office.