Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Amy M. Bruton, MD -  - Gynecologist

Woman to Woman Gynecology

Amy M. Bruton, MD

Gynecologist located in Raleigh, NC

If you have symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and brain fog, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help. At Woman to Woman Gynecology, board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Amy Bruton offers natural hormone therapy to women in and around Raleigh, North Carolina. To learn how natural hormone therapy can help you rebalance estrogen and progesterone so you feel like yourself again, call the office or book an appointment online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Who is a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

When women are approaching or in menopause, changing hormone levels can cause discomfort. The decrease in estrogen production can be especially impactful, as estrogen helps you maintain healthy cholesterol levels, preserve vaginal health, and facilitates your body’s ability to process calcium to strengthen your bones.

Hormone therapy may offer relief from the following menopausal symptoms:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Thinning hair
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Night sweats and hot flashes
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Memory problems and mood changes
  • Urinary problems

Hormone therapy may also help attenuate the weight gain that often accompanies menopause. If you suffer from any of these symptoms and they disrupt your daily life, consult with Dr. Bruton to learn how hormone therapy might help.

What is involved in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?

Dr. Bruton is committed to natural hormone replacement therapy. She may offer bio-identical hormones in the form of:

  • Creams
  • Vaginal rings
  • Tablets
  • Pellets inserted just under the skin
  • Skin patches

You stay on hormone replacement therapy only for a few years. Once it’s no longer needed to manage your menopausal symptoms, Dr. Bruton gradually weans you off of it.

Dr. Bruton uses hormones that come from plant ingredients and that bio-identically match the hormones your body produces. This allows for better absorption and benefit. Dr. Bruton determines the exact dosage and types of hormones that will promote better health as you transition through menopause.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy helps you manage some of the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. It can also reduce your risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, two conditions that are more common in menopausal women.

Evidence also suggests hormone replacement therapy:

  • Improves muscle function
  • Reduces the risk of heart attack
  • Reduces the effects of aging on the skin

Hormone replacement therapy also results in a lower mortality rate in younger, postmenopausal women.

Dr. Bruton reviews your medical history and takes special care before recommending the treatment to women with high blood pressure, a history of cancer, or who are prone to clotting.

If you have uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, call Woman to Woman Gynecology to learn more about hormone replacement therapy. You can also book an appointment online today.