Hormone Therapy Specialist

Cary OB/GYN

Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Cary, NC & Morrisville, NC

Your hormones are going to fluctuate as you age, which can lead to a variety of issues like vaginal dryness, weight fluctuations, and hot flashes. But with the help of the expert physicians at Cary OB/GYN, you can receive customized hormone therapy right in Cary or Morrisville, North Carolina. Learn more about modern hormone replacement therapy solutions by booking an evaluation today. Click on the online scheduler or call either office directly.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

Why do I need hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy, or hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is a solution for stabilizing your hormone levels in an effort to resolve symptoms often associated with perimenopause or menopause. This type of treatment might be right for you if you experience:

  • Mood swings or difficulty concentrating
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes

These are often signs and symptoms that your estrogen levels are dropping as you’re nearing menopause. Fortunately, modern hormone therapy solutions can get your body back on track, so you won’t have to live another day with these issues.

Which type of hormone therapy is best?

At Cary OB/GYN, your provider sits and talks with you about the symptoms you’re experiencing. They’re probably also going to run some labs to determine the severity of your hormonal imbalance.

The best type of hormone therapy for your specific needs depends on your symptoms and lab results, but your treatment may include:

  • Oral tablets
  • Injections
  • Topical gels or creams
  • Vaginal rings or suppositories

You may also be a candidate for hormone therapy pellets, which simply involves implanting slow-dissolving pellets under your skin, usually in your hip area.

In any case, hormone therapy solutions come in a wide variety of formularies, including natural-source derived bioidentical hormones. Your practitioner at Cary OB/GYN helps you select the best hormone therapy treatment (or treatments) for your needs.

How long does it take for hormone therapy to work?

It takes your body some time to stabilize your hormone levels after starting hormone therapy at Cary OB/GYN. In most cases though, you should start noticing an improvement in your symptoms in as quickly as a few days, with optimal results within the first month.

Because your hormone levels can continue to change, your OB/GYN has you check in regularly to ensure your hormone therapy plan is working for you. They can make any adjustments at any time. The team at Cary OB/GYN is dedicated to helping you resolve hormonal imbalance issues once and for all.

Find out if hormone therapy is right for you by booking a visit at Cary OB/GYN. You can conveniently book your appointment online or over the phone.