Hormone Therapy Specialists

East Tremont Medical Center -  - Multi-Specialty Group

East Tremont Medical Center

Multi-Specialty Group located in The Bronx, NY & New York, NY

Hormone imbalances can cause mood swings and significant changes to both your mental and physical health. Hormone specialists at East Tremont Medical Center in The Bronx, New York, offer hormone therapy to help you take back control of your life. To find out if you’re a candidate for hormone therapy, call the practice, or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is Hormone Therapy?

Hormone therapy replaces the hormones the body stops making after menopause or a hysterectomy. Commonly used to treat the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes or vaginal discomfort, hormone therapy is provided through a variety of methods, including:

  • Prescription medications
  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Skin patches
  • Tablet
  • Vaginal ring 

Your doctor customizes your hormone therapy treatment to your unique needs and will monitor your health and symptoms to ensure your treatment continues to provide results. Call the practice, or use the online booking tool to learn more about hormone therapy.

What Symptoms Can Hormone Therapy Treat?

Though menopause symptoms, weight gain, decreased sex drive, and loss of muscle strength may seem a natural part of the aging process, many of these issues can be treated with hormone therapy. Common symptoms treated with hormone therapy include:

  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased strength
  • Weight gain
  • Hair thinning
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

If you are bothered by the symptoms of menopause or hormone imbalance, call East Tremont Medical Center, or use the online booking tool to find out if hormone replacement therapy can offer relief.

Who Should Consider Hormone Therapy?

If you’re healthy, but experience moderate-to-severe hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, or have lost bone mass, hormone therapy may help. Hormone therapy is also beneficial for women who experience early menopause and stop having periods before the age of 40, or who had their ovaries removed without receiving estrogen therapy. 

Women in early menopause and women without ovaries are at a higher risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Symptoms similar to Parkinson’s
  • Early death

Hormone therapy offers protective benefits for women who reach menopause prematurely. Your doctor will discuss potential benefits and risks associated with hormone therapy to determine whether you are a candidate for the treatment. 

Who is Not a Candidate for Hormone Therapy?

Your doctor will discuss your eligibility for hormone therapy treatment after a comprehensive physical exam and medical history. In general, you should not receive hormone therapy if you’ve had blood clots in your legs or lungs; liver disease; stroke; certain types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, or endometrial cancer; or unexplained vaginal bleeding.

Find out if hormone therapy can help you feel like yourself again. Call the practice, or schedule an appointment online today.