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What Is Hormone Therapy?

Hormones play a paramount role in mood regulation, sexual function, growth and development, and reproduction. A woman's ovaries stop producing large amounts of estrogen and progesterone hormones while approaching menopause. Unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes or dry skin, dry eyes and mouth, mood swings, insomnia, urinary urgency, and discomfort during intimacy result from these hormone fluctuations. At Rocky Creek Family Medicine, Dr. Deirdre McMullen and Dr. Toni White may recommend hormone therapy in Missouri City, TX, for healthy women who have an estrogen deficiency, prevent osteoporosis, experience early menopause, or to alleviate other menopause symptoms.

What is Hormone Therapy?

Hormone therapy has many uses. It can help treat discomfort brought on by endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and menopause, our doctor may also advise hormone therapy. It can also manage endocrine disorders where the endocrine (thyroid) glands produce too much or too little hormones. Hormone therapy can be beneficial because the body loses estrogen (hormones produced by a woman's ovaries) and progesterone (regulates blood pressure) during menopause, both of which keep the female reproductive system healthy. Hormone therapy can boost hormone levels, regulate mood, and sleep, reduce the risk of thinning bones, and relieve hot flashes, cold flashes, or night sweats.

If you're considering hormone therapy in Missouri City, TX, and feel overwhelmed, consult with Dr. Deirdre McMullen to help you make an informed decision and discuss your candidacy. We'll address the advantages, potential side effects, and follow-up care while customizing your treatment plan. For more information about hormone therapy in Missouri City, TX, or to schedule an appointment at Rocky Creek Family Medicine, call (281) 206-0068.