If you are a woman or person with female anatomy between the ages of 40 and 60, you may find yourself going through changes in your body that can affect your daily life. Menopause is a natural phenomenon, but some symptoms that are related to changing hormone levels can be uncomfortable or even harmful to your body if left untreated. While not all people who experience menopause have adverse symptoms affecting their daily routines, those who do may be relieved to learn that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help.
California menopause treatment can help re-balance the hormones that fluctuate during this bodily process. Since every individual experiences menopause differently and exhibits different symptoms, the course of treatment will also differ depending on the type, combination, and dosage of hormone needed to address specific health concerns. For this reason, California menopause treatment is highly individualized, requiring the oversight of a skilled medical professional to come up with a treatment plan that works best for you.
Menopause is a phase in a person with female anatomy or woman’s life defined by 12 consecutive months without a period. While it typically occurs during mid-life, the exact timing of menopause can vary from person to person. Once your menstrual cycle stops, your ovaries no longer release eggs for reproduction. Without this process, your body also reduces production of estrogen, leading to many potential unwanted side effects, including:
Since these side effects result from a reduction of estrogen in the body, California menopause treatment often involves estrogen replacement therapy to minimize or eliminate these unwanted symptoms. In this way, you and your doctor will work together to re-balance hormone levels in your body.
There are various hormone therapies available for treating menopausal symptoms in California. While estrogen is often the main component of these treatments, it is often used in combination with progesterone to balance out estrogen’s effect on the body. For many women and people with female anatomy who still have their uterus (have not undergone a hysterectomy), a combination of estrogen and progesterone may help alleviate the symptoms of menopause and can also help reduce the risk of cancer.
If you are still menstruating but have other symptoms of menopause, you may be a good candidate for cyclical HRT sessions lined up with the cycles of your period. Others who do not have a menstrual cycle may be better suited for continuous menopause treatment, such as a pill, patch, cream, or other daily application method.
California menopause treatment is not for everyone but may be a good solution for you depending on your health history and the symptoms you wish to reduce or eliminate. Having a trusted healthcare professional to consult with and help you make informed health decisions is vital. If you are in need of a doctor to discuss hormone replacement therapy with you, consider reaching out to Dr. Jacobson.
Dr. Jacobson is available for in-person consultations and consults over FaceTime, Skype, or telephone. If you are considering menopause treatment or have more questions about your HRT options, call Dr. Jacobson today.