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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services located in San Jose, CA

Menopause and andropause are natural times of transition, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept uncomfortable or disruptive changes as inevitable. Hormone replacement therapy can help and is among the services available from OB/GYN Athiya Javid, MD, of Nür Wellness Clinic in San Jose, California. When you’re ready to explore this option in greater detail, call the office to book a visit or schedule online in just a matter of moments. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

How do I know if I’m experiencing menopause or andropause?

Menopause occurs when a woman begins to transition out of her reproductive years. The process is a bit different for every woman, but several symptoms are commonly reported among women in menopause. These include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Brain fog
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low sex drive
  • Dry skin
  • Mood shifts
  • Sleep disruption

While most women only experience a few of these changes, some find their experience to be incredibly disruptive to normal routines. Hormone replacement therapy is the leading treatment for menopause. 

Menopause usually begins between the ages of 45 and 55. That said, women who undergo certain types of gynecologic surgery that impact ovarian function can enter menopause much earlier. 

Men experience a range of symptoms during andropause, which begins when testosterone production declines. Erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, and enlarged breast tissue are examples.

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

Hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic hormones to supplement your body's natural hormones. This helps restore balance in your system. Because declining estrogen or testosterone production is the primary cause of the symptoms outlined above, finding a new balance is a great way to help, you feel more like yourself. 

There are a number of ways to administer supplemental hormones. These include pills, patches, creams, vaginal rings, and pellets inserted just beneath the skin. Dr. Javid works with you to find the best approach for your needs. 

Men can find relief from andropause symptoms through supplemental testosterone. 

How long does it take to see the results of hormone replacement therapy?

It takes time for your body to adapt to supplemental hormones. The process requires a period of trial and error to find the right dosage for you. Be patient as you move through the process, and be prepared to keep track of any changes you notice after beginning hormone replacement therapy.

Your feedback helps Dr. Javid customize your hormone replacement treatment. Consider keeping a written or electronic log of how you feel and function as you move through hormone replacement therapy. Most agree that this initial waiting period is well worth the results achieved through customized hormone replacement therapy. 

When you’re ready to learn more, booking a visit is the first step. You can reach the practice online or by phone to schedule your appointment.