California Estrogen Replacement Therapy

Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT), which is a form of hormone replacement therapy, aims to replace estrogen that is lost during menopause. In the female body, loss of estrogen often causes uncomfortable and inconvenient symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood swings, and leaves many women in search of relief.

You do not need to suffer from these adverse side effects any longer. If this is your experience, consider discussing estrogen replacement therapy with Dr. Jacobson, our compassionate wellness doctor. Our clinic offers several forms of California estrogen replacement therapy to serve your needs and help you feel like your best self again. Call today to set up your consultation.

Types of Hormone Replacement Therapy

California estrogen replacement therapy is available in many forms to suit your unique medical needs, insurance coverage, and lifestyle. These can include pills, skin patches, creams, sprays, gels, and suppositories.


Pills are the most common form of ERT. You should follow Dr. Jacobson’s scheduling and dosing recommendations for maximum effectiveness. Most pills are taken once a day without food.

Skin Patches

Skin patches are available as pure estrogen or a combination of estrogen and progestin. Dr. Jacobson will likely recommend wearing the patch on the lower part of your stomach, below the waistline. Depending on his instructions, you will need to change the patch once or twice a week.

Topical Creams, Sprays, and Gels

Topical creams, sprays, and gels work through skin absorption. Dr. Jacobson will likely instruct you to apply the medication on your arm, wrist, shoulder, or leg, depending on which is most suitable for you. You may need to restrict physical contact with others until the medication is absorbed. As with any prescription, ERT is tailored to your individual needs, and it is essential to avoid exposing others to the medication.

Vaginal Suppositories, Creams, and Rings

These treatments are applied directly to the vaginal area to alleviate pain during intercourse, itchiness, and vaginal dryness. Estrogen dosage varies between products. For instance, you would replace a vaginal ring every three months, while you would use tablets and creams for just a few weeks.

Benefits of Estrogen Replacement Therapy

California estrogen replacement therapy typically offers relief for a variety of menopausal symptoms.

Severe Hot Flashes

Menopausal hot flashes can be troublesome for many. Fortunately, estrogen therapy is an effective treatment that could help alleviate these flashes.

Vaginal Menopause Symptoms

Estrogen replacement therapy could help you ease vaginal menopause symptoms, such as itching, burning, dryness, and discomfort during intercourse.

Bone Fracture and Loss

Long-term estrogen replacement therapy could help prevent osteoporosis, or bone-thinning. However, Dr. Jacobson usually recommends estrogen therapy to deal with this condition if other treatment options are unsuccessful.

Estrogen Deficiency or Effects of Early Menopause

If you are experiencing early menopause, have had your ovaries surgically removed, or have lost normal ovary function, your body is exposed to low estrogen.

Dr. Jacobson is here to help you choose the right hormone replacement therapy for your symptoms and needs.

Managing the Risks of Estrogen Replacement Therapy

California estrogen replacement therapy carries risks, including stroke, blood clots, heart disease, and breast cancer. Some studies have suggested that your risk level varies based on certain factors. These factors include:

  • Age – if you are over ten years from the onset of your menopause
  • Treatment pairing – whether your ERT is just estrogen or paired with progestin
  • Family health history – liver disease, blood clots, and/or stroke

Fortunately, there are ways to manage your risk level. While you cannot change your age or family health history, you can choose the treatment option that is right for you, modify your dosage, seek follow-up care, and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Call Us Today to Discuss California Estrogen Replacement Therapy

California estrogen replacement therapy has helped many women with low estrogen levels, but the effectiveness of your treatment will largely depend on your choice of physician.

If you are a California resident, our estrogen replacement therapy services are second to none. Call today to find out how Dr. Jacobson could help you alleviate the unwanted symptoms of menopause today.