Menopause

Hormone Therapy Institute

Orlandis Wells, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy located in Henderson, NV

Women go through several monumental changes throughout their lifetime, including the transition to menopause. At the Hormone Therapy Institute, Orlandis Wells, MD, offers comprehensive support and holistic treatment, including hormone replacement therapy, to address the many issues of menopause. To learn more about available hormone therapies to keep you comfortable on your menopause journey, call the Henderson, Nevada, office or use the online booking feature.

Menopause Q & A

What is menopause?

Menopause is a time in a woman’s life when menstrual periods stop for good. The average time frame for menopause is mid-50s, but women in their 30s can begin experiencing menopause-related issues. In some cases, early menopause is possible when the ovaries begin to fail in women under 40.

The transitional timeline leading up to menopause is known as perimenopause, during which you can experience a number of symptoms, including some that interfere with your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

As you head towards the end of your periods, you can experience a variety of issues. Perimenopausal changes can last up to 10 years and can still affect you after you reach menopause. These symptoms include:

  • Dry skin
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Thinning hair
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Irregular periods
  • Night sweats and hot flashes

Some women may go through menopause without any symptoms. For others, symptoms can be so severe they reduce their quality of life.

What causes symptoms of menopause?

When you enter menopause, your levels of estrogen and progesterone begin to fluctuate and their production decreases. As a result, the changes can affect your body’s 11 main systems, producing any of the symptoms mentioned above.

If menopause symptoms interfere with your day-to-day tasks, you may benefit from hormone replacement therapy to provide symptom relief.

Another benefit of hormone replacement therapy is that it helps to protect you from osteoporosis, a condition that causes progressive deterioration of your bones. As estrogen levels drop, your bones become weaker, putting you at greater risk for developing osteoporosis. Maintaining your estrogen levels can help your bones remain strong as you experience menopause.

How does hormone therapy work?

Dr. Wells specializes in diagnosing the root of the problem. Rather than addressing your symptoms with medications, he can correct hormone imbalances using a customized hormone therapy plan.

Depending on your specific needs. Dr. Wells provides you with the hormones you need to rebalance your body’s functionality. He can recommend the dosage based on the results of your hormone testing. It can take time for him to determine the right dosage for relieving your symptoms and he works closely with you to find the best treatment plan.

Will symptoms resolve after menopause?

In some cases, you may continue to experience symptoms after you become postmenopausal. However, Dr. Wells can continue to work with you to determine if hormone therapy after menopause is a safe option for you, depending on your age, medical history, and current health.

To find relief from menopause symptoms with hormone therapy, call the Hormone Therapy Institute today or use the online booking feature.

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