Hormone Management

Pflugerville OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Pflugerville, TX

Hormone issues are common during perimenopause and menopause, but they can affect women of all ages. Effective and safe hormone management solutions are available from OB/GYN Abigail Justiss, MD, at Pflugerville OBGYN. With the help of Dr. Justiss in Pflugerville, Texas, you can enjoy balanced hormones, weight loss, better sleep, and a better mood. To determine if you’re a candidate, call or schedule a consultation online now.

Hormone Management Q & A

What is hormone management?

Hormone management is a type of medical care used to regulate your hormone levels and reduce symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. Hormone management is also referred to as hormone replacement therapy and can be used by women as early as their 30s when they begin to notice problems related to their hormones. Common types of hormone replacement therapy include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Hormonal creams
  • Hormone pellets implanted under the skin
  • Hormonal patches
  • Suppositories

Women’s hormones naturally fluctuate every month during their menstrual cycles, however, stress, childbirth, and certain lifestyles can cause hormonal issues. During perimenopause and menopause, the natural production of hormones — including estrogen and progesterone — decreases. Hormone management can relieve the symptoms of hormonal imbalance and improve your quality of life.

What are signs of hormone imbalance?

Hormone imbalance can show up in different ways since your hormones are linked to many essential biological functions. Common signs of hormone imbalance include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Low mood, anxiety, or depression
  • Weight gain, especially around the abdomen
  • Decreased libido
  • Insomnia
  • Increased appetite
  • Trouble concentrating or focusing

Hormone imbalance may be mild and can go unnoticed for long periods of time, since many symptoms are associated with normal changes during middle age. Most women begin to notice major hormone changes around perimenopause, which occurs around the age of 45.

Dr. Justiss uses blood and saliva testing to check the levels of your hormones and determine if you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy. In some cases, lifestyle changes — such as changing your diet or increasing your activity level — can also reduce the symptoms of hormone imbalance.

Who can benefit from hormone management?

Hormone management is most commonly used among women during perimenopause and menopause. Lifestyle changes and low doses of hormone replacement medications can also help women as young as their 30s. Some benefits of hormone management include:

  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Better sleep
  • Increased sex drive
  • Improved mood
  • Better focus

Hormone management — whether through lifestyle changes or hormone replacement therapy — can help you experience fewer hormonal fluctuations throughout your menstrual cycle and during perimenopause and menopause. With balanced hormones, your symptoms decrease and you can regain confidence in yourself.

Dr. Justiss works with you to carefully taper off of hormones as you go through menopause in order to ease your transition. Once you’ve gone through menopause, you may benefit from a low-dose prescription or you may be able to discontinue your prescription, depending on your needs.

To learn more about hormone management, call Pflugerville OBGYN or schedule an appointment online now.