Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Elite OB/GYN

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept the symptoms as unavoidable. At Elite OB/GYN, Tina Mehta, DO, FACOG, and Melissa Kushlak, DO, FACOG, offer hormone replacement therapy that can help women regain the balance needed to enjoy their daily routines. If you have questions or concerns about hormone replacement therapy and live in or around Fort Lauderdale, Florida, schedule a consultation today online or call the practice directly.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Elite OB/GYN

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is a treatment used to restore optimal hormonal balance. This approach is most often used by women going through menopause, although there are certain other conditions that can also be treated with HRT.

Like most treatment paths, there are pros and cons associated with hormone replacement therapy. At Elite OB/GYN, Dr. Mehta and Dr. Kushlak ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed choice that’s in line with your treatment needs and goals.

What symptoms can hormone replacement therapy improve?

All of the symptoms of menopause are directly related to changing hormone levels. Your body naturally produces less estrogen as you move through menopause. Supplementing those levels and finding the right balance can improve your experience with symptoms. Some common complaints during menopause include:

The best way to get the most out of HRT is to work closely with your doctor to ensure you’re receiving the right level of supplementation. Making healthy lifestyle modifications can also help reduce menopause symptoms.

Am I a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy isn’t a good treatment option for everyone. If you have a history of the following conditions, a different approach might be a better fit for you.

  • Blood clots in your legs or lungs
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Liver disease
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding

However, if you’re over the age of 45 and don’t have the abovementioned health issues, you might be a good candidate for HRT. Hormone replacement therapy can not only address menopause symptoms, certain types of HRT are also shown to protect against osteoporosis, and lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and colon cancer.

How is HRT administered?

There are several ways to deliver supplemental hormones. Some women prefer low-dose vaginal preparations like creams, rings, or tablets. For others, systemic hormone therapy offers a better treatment path. This approach can be taken using pills, gels, creams, sprays, or skin patches.

If you’re curious about what hormone replacement therapy can do for you, schedule a consultation to sit down with Dr. Kushlak or Dr. Mehta to ask questions and share your concerns. As with all treatment options available through Elite OB/GYN, you’ll always receive all the information needed to make the best decision for your health and your lifestyle. Online scheduling is available, or you can call the office to set up your visit.