If you are suffering from the side effects of menopause, you may have been recommended hormone replacement therapy. If you are considering treatment, it is important to be well-informed so that you can make educated decisions about your health.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about hormone replacement therapy:

What is hormone replacement therapy?

As women age and menopause approaches, their bodies begin to naturally produce less estrogen and progesterone. Hormone replacement therapy is a form of medical treatment designed to replenish your body’s natural hormone levels.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy may help reduce certain menopausal symptoms in women, including:

  • Low energy
  • Low libido
  • Sleep problems
  • Hot flashes
  • Moodiness
  • Vaginal dryness

How long until I see results of hormone replacement therapy?

Most patients begin feeling better within a few months of treatment. Some even report a noticeable increase in energy after just a few weeks. Some results may take a bit longer to achieve, every patient is different.

When should I consider hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is most beneficial for newly postmenopausal women whose symptoms are so severe that they disrupt their quality of life. The best candidates are younger women who are at low risk for both heart disease and breast cancer.

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

If you meet the above criteria, you may benefit from hormone replacement therapy. The only way to know for sure is by having your hormone levels tested by a medical professional. Following lab testing, a trained physician will review your results and determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.

Where can I go for hormone replacement therapy?

Residents of Long Island and New York City can count on the team of doctors at NuWave Medical, PLLC for their hormone replacement therapy. Schedule an appointment online at one of our three convenient locations, or call (631) 343-7144.