Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a safe and effective treatment option for many people suffering from symptoms related to menopause. Jeffrey Obron, MD, in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, is a board-certified gynecologist, a certified menopausal clinician, and an expert in hormone replacement therapy, as well as bioidentical hormones. He can talk to you about hormone therapy and help you decide if it is the right choice for you. Call the office today or book an appointment online.
Hot flashes are a common symptom of the hormonal changes you experience before and during menopause. If you have hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause, such as vaginal dryness or pain during sex, then hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may help.
Dr. Obron is a certified menopausal clinician with advanced training and experience in using HRT to relieve menopause symptoms.
You start menopause when you go one full year without your period. However, you may experience the symptoms associated with menopause months or years before you reach this stage, during the transitional period called perimenopause.
Dr. Obron conducts a thorough evaluation when you come in for an HRT consultation, listening to your concerns and answering all your questions. He performs a physical exam and runs lab work to check estrogen and progesterone hormone levels.
If your hormone levels are low and you have moderate to severe menopause symptoms, then you may benefit from HRT.
Dr. Obron can talk to you about the types of hormone replacement therapy at your consultation. Options include:
Traditional hormone replacement therapy is a medical treatment that uses synthetic estrogen or a combination of estrogen and progesterone treatments to restore hormone balance.
Traditional HRT is available in many forms, including pills, patches, sprays, gels, and creams.
Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormones modified to have the same structure and function as the hormones produced in your body. Dr. Obron can customize your BHRT treatment to match your hormonal needs.
BHRT is available in many of the same forms as traditional HRT. They also come in pellets Dr. Obron places under your skin.
Many people have concerns about hormone replacement therapy because early studies link it to health issues like breast cancer and heart disease.
Dr. Obron feels that HRT is a safe and effective treatment for menopausal symptoms for most women who are in early menopause and good overall health. He may not recommend HRT if you have a history of breast or endometrial cancer, cardiovascular disease, or liver disease.
When considering hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Obron talks to you about the risks and benefits and helps you decide whether to proceed or not.
Call the office of Jeffrey Obron, MD, today or schedule your hormone replacement therapy consultation online.