Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dr. DeLeon's Woman's Health Care

OB/GYNs & Wellness Center located in Rowlett, TX & Garland, TX

If weight gain, fatigue, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms of hormone imbalance prevent you from enjoying life to its fullest, some simple solutions are within reach. At Dr. DeLeon's Woman's Health Care in Rowlett, Texas, OB/GYN physicians Luis DeLeon Usuga, MD, and Isamarie Lora-Alcantara, MD, use hormone replacement to balance hormones and help you look and feel years younger. Call Dr. DeLeon's Woman's Health Care to learn more about hormone replacement.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement?

Hormone replacement involves noninvasive treatments that increase low hormone levels within your body. Hormones that often decrease in women beginning in their 30s or 40s include:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone

At Dr. DeLeon's Woman's Health Care, Dr. Usuga and Dr. Lora-Alcantara offer numerous hormone replacement treatments to balance hormones and reduce symptoms of menopause.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

If estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone levels in your body are low or not properly balanced, you might experience a myriad of symptoms, such as:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low sex drive
  • Difficulty focusing or memory loss
  • Chills, night sweats, or hot flashes
  • Loss of muscle
  • Fatigue
  • Slow metabolism and weight gain
  • Sleeping problems
  • Thinning hair or dry skin
  • Mood changes

Low progesterone and estrogen after menopause increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Vaginal dryness is common in older women, and you might experience hot flashes even a decade after menopause. Hormone replacement reduces these and other symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance.

Which type of hormone replacement is right for me?

The physicians at Dr. DeLeon's Woman's Health Care several hormone replacement treatments to increase energy, sex drive, and mental clarity and to reduce symptoms of menopause. After a consultation to discuss your symptoms and your goals, they can help determine which treatment or combination of treatments is right for you.

Hormone pellets

Bioidentical hormones are plant-derived but similar to hormones naturally found in your body. Hormone pellets are custom made and slowly release the right balance of hormones over time. Dr. Usuga or Dr. Lora-Alcantara use local anesthetic and a tiny incision to insert hormone pellets just beneath the fatty lining in your buttocks.

Oral hormone therapy

Oral hormone therapy relieves hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause by increasing estrogen and progesterone in your body. Talk with Dr. Usuga or Dr. Lora-Alcantara about the risks and benefits of oral hormone therapy.

Vaginal estrogen

Vaginal estrogen relieves vaginal dryness, urinary symptoms, and pain with intercourse. You can apply estrogen creams, tablets, or rings directly to your vagina, where vaginal tissue slowly absorbs the estrogen.

Creams, sprays, and gels

You can rub hormone creams, sprays, or gels directly onto your skin to balance hormones and relieve menopausal symptoms.

If symptoms of menopause are affecting your quality of life and you’d like some relief, call Dr. DeLeon's Woman's Health Care to learn more about hormone replacement.