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Why Choose Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital for Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Our highly regarded medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital is specially trained to treat your symptoms by doing extensive tests and prescribing the best-suited medicine for you.

If old age starts to be felt and menopause signs begin to show, you may need to use medication to treat your hormonal imbalance.

After years pass, the reproductive organs start to grow weaker and eventually stop working altogether, making natural childbirth impossible. Menopause is the time in women’s lives when menstrual periods stop occurring and they are not able to get pregnant anymore. Because of the decrease in estrogen, there may appear symptoms that could inconvenience women so medication is needed.

Hormone replacement therapy is the process in which a doctor analyzes your hormone levels and decides on a suitable way to keep hormone levels in check.

The doctor will talk with his patient and perform specific tests to check for the exact estrogen level. After he gets the results, he decides what dosage the woman should receive and talks to her about the different types of medication. The patient could use pills, patches, creams, or vaginal rings. The treatment will last until the body fully gets used to menopause and the symptoms stop. Patients can suddenly stop taking estrogen or gradually come off it, the latter being the recommended method.

There are many benefits to hormone replacement therapy:

  • It will greatly alleviate menopause symptoms
  • It can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and cataracts
  • It can improve skin thickness and elasticity
  • It can bring back sexual libido

Hormonal replacement therapy is a very simple process. Extensive tests will be done to make sure that the right dosage of medication is taken by the patient. There could be minor side effects such as bloating, swelling of the breasts, headaches, nausea, or vaginal bleeding. If one or more of these things happen, talking to your doctor to change the treatment is advised.

Even though it is a completely natural stage in life, menopause can not only come with emotional stress but also with some annoying symptoms, like hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. If you want to make this process easier, call us today at 888.600.5600 and schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy is generally covered by your medical insurance.

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Many women worry about weight gain being a side effect of taking HRT. However, several scientific studies show that there is no direct link between weight gain and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) itself.

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