Hormone therapy can relieve perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. Therapy includes taking estrogen, and if you still have your uterus, progestin. Hormones can be taken several different ways, including in pills, skin patches, and gels. For women whose only complaint is vaginal dryness, a vaginal ring, tablet, or cream may be recommended.
Hormone therapy has been shown to be the best treatment for the relief of hot flashes and night sweats, relieve vaginal dryness, and protect against bone loss.
Therapy may increase the risk of certain types of cancers, heart attack, stroke and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and gallbladder disease.
Other Hormone Therapy Options
Other options for relieving menopausal symptoms include the use of antidepressants, bioidentical hormones, and vaginal moisturizers/lubricants.
We know there is a lot of confusing, conflicting information out there about menopause and hormone therapy. Successfully treating menopause requires a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your body and the symptoms you are experiencing. Please call our office at (865) 331-1122 to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options if you are struggling with the symptoms of menopause.