Estrogen replacement therapy addresses concerns that women of all ages have. Premenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal women can all benefit from estrogen replacement therapy. If you live in the Medina, Akron, Cleveland, Ohio areas or the surrounding communities, Dr. John Kocka at Advanced Age Management can provide you with the highest quality of care.
What is Estrogen Replacement Therapy for Women?
Estrogen replacement therapy works by replenishing estrogen that naturally decreases with time. When side effects of low estrogen begin to show, women can start estrogen replacement therapy. Estrogen levels will vary over time and will require monitoring. The earlier you start estrogen replacement therapy, the less likely you’ll notice the unpleasant side effects of low estrogen.
What is Progesterone Therapy?
Progesterone is a hormone that works with estrogen to perform almost every function in a woman’s body. When progesterone is low, PMS symptoms increase and periods can become irregular. Progesterone therapy raises the progesterone levels in the body, making estrogen replacement therapy or the body’s natural estrogen production more effective.
Progesterone promotes restful sleep and diminishes the impact of many menopausal symptoms. If you experience night sweats, insomnia, or hot flashes, a combination of progesterone and estrogen will help you sleep like a baby.
How Much Do Estrogen and Progesterone Therapies Cost?
Since Dr. John Kocka creates customized plans for each of his patients, a complimentary consultation is necessary to establish details regarding pricing. You can view our financing information here.
Am I a Candidate for Estrogen or Progesterone Therapy?
Many women are excellent candidates for estrogen and progesterone therapy. The best candidates are typically women experiencing symptoms surrounding menopause or irregular periods. You can schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. John Kocka at Advanced Age Management to learn more.
How is Estrogen Replacement Therapy Administered?
Estrogen replacement therapy comes in two forms: tablets and cream. Estrogen creams are applied topically to the vaginal area. They’re designed to combat vaginal dryness and sensations of itchiness or burning. They begin to work immediately after the first application.
Estrogen tablets are ingested. They work from the inside to mitigate menopausal symptoms. Estrogen tablets are the most tried and true method of delivering estrogen replacement therapy. They’re simple to administer and effective at restoring the balance of the body.
How is Progesterone Therapy Administered?
Progesterone therapy is administered in several forms: creams, gels, oral tablets, and even injections. Depending on your symptoms and long-term goals, Dr. Kocka will create a personalized progesterone therapy treatment plan to help you find and restore equilibrium to the body.
What is Recovery Like After Estrogen or Progesterone Therapy?
There is no recovery time after estrogen and progesterone therapy. These therapies are easily administered, and you’ll be able to go about your day as normal with zero downtime.
How Long Do Estrogen or Progesterone Therapies Last?
Hormonal therapies are ongoing. To continue experiencing the benefits of restored hormones, you’ll need to continue to receive treatments. Dr. Kocka will work with you to implement a therapeutic hormone replacement program that you can utilize on a daily basis.
You may need regular visits and checkups to establish the progress of your estrogen or progesterone therapy and monitor your symptoms. They’ll start to subside as soon as your body becomes acclimated to the hormones.
If you’re seeking estrogen replacement therapy in Medina, Cleveland, Wadsworth, or the surrounding Ohio communities, John Kocka, M.D., offers the solutions you need. Contact Advanced Age Management for a complimentary consultation. We offer same-day consultations when necessary.