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Menopause Hormone Therapy in Pittsburgh, PA

Menopause & HRT

Menopause begins when your ovaries' production of estrogen declines, at first causing your menstrual periods to possibly become irregular and eventually to stop altogether. You are in natural menopause when you haven't had a period for 12 consecutive months. You are in surgical menopause when your ovaries have been removed, usually as part of a total hysterectomy (removal of the uterus).

In addition to the end of monthly periods, menopause may also initiate a series of other physical changes, such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. Menopause may also lead to postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Advanced Women's Care of Pittsburgh, P.C. of McMurray, Mt. Lebanon, and Caste Village, PA has a staff that understands the challenges and health needs of women in menopause. At our women’s healthcare center, we’re dedicated to providing the care and answers you need during this time in your life.

If you’re ready to receive the support you need from the top McMurray gynecologist available, contact us and schedule your first appointment today.

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Hormone Therapy for Women in Menopause

While some women find that their menopause symptoms aren’t disruptive to their daily lives, others may experience a range of physical, psychological, and sexual symptoms that detract from their quality of life. If your symptoms are causing you distress, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be an option to help you.

Estrogen hormone therapy for menopause can help relieve common symptoms associated with the transition, such as hot flashes and night sweats, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, and mood swings. It works by providing a regular, low dose of estrogen that helps to restore hormone balance.

Call our office in Pittsburgh today to schedule your first appointment and learn more about how hormone therapy can help you find relief from menopause symptoms. Our team of dedicated women's health specialists is here to answer any questions you may have and provide the personalized care you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do you start menopause?

For most women, natural menopause occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, although it can happen earlier or later. The average age of menopause is 51 years.

How do you know when menopause starts?

Some of the most common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes and night sweats. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you're not alone; approximately 75% of menopausal women experience them too.

Hot flashes, which can cause flushing with a sensation of heat that may include sweating, can interrupt your life and keep you from feeling comfortable. Night sweats, which are hot flashes with drenching perspiration occurring at night, also can interfere with your life as they can keep you from getting a good night's sleep.

Vaginal dryness is also a symptom of menopause. Low levels of estrogen decrease the vagina's lubrication, making tissue less elastic and more easily irritated. This symptom can make intimacy and sexual intercourse difficult. Unfortunately, vaginal dryness does not improve on its own, and, in fact, can worsen if left untreated.

Does insurance cover hormone replacement therapy?

While this is ultimately a question for your individual provider, Advanced Women’s Care is proud to accept insurance from a range of providers in the Pittsburgh Area, including UPMC and Highmark BCBS. Visit our Insurance page to view our full list of accepted providers, and feel free to give us a call with any questions.

How can I get started with the best hormone specialist near me?

At Advanced Women’s Care of Pittsburgh, we want the process of getting started with us to be as smooth as possible. Just contact our office, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will get you scheduled quickly and easily.