Jon T. Ricks, MD PA
Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in North Dallas, Frisco, TX
While there’s nothing you can do to stop menopause, you can find relief from bothersome menopause symptoms with hormone replacement therapy. At the office of Jon T. Ricks, MD PA, in Frisco, Texas, you can schedule an in-office hormone evaluation to see if hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Dr. Ricks uses bioidentical hormones to replenish your natural hormone levels to relieve hot flashes, mood swings, and other menopause systems, and to improve women’s wellness. Call the office to schedule a hormone replacement therapy consultation today or book an appointment online.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment option for hormone imbalances that can occur with aging. As women transition to menopause, when periods stop for good, the body’s natural production of reproductive hormones like estrogen and progesterone decreases.
This decrease can trigger a hormone imbalance that causes a variety of uncomfortable, disruptive symptoms. These symptoms develop because estrogen and other hormones play an important role in your body’s function.
Some women will progress through menopause with minimal symptoms, while others can experience symptoms that are severe enough to interfere with their quality of life. Rebalancing your hormone levels with hormone replacement therapy may be a treatment option for symptom relief.
When should I consider hormone replacement therapy?
You may be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy if you’re experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of a hormone imbalance.
Dr. Ricks suggests that you schedule a diagnostic evaluation to see if hormone replacement therapy is right for you if you experience menopause-related symptoms like:
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal atrophy
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
- Pain with sex
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Anxiety or depression
- Unexpected weight gain
To evaluate your hormone levels, Dr. Ricks orders blood work. He also reviews your personal and family medical history to ensure you can tolerate hormones safely.
If you’re not a candidate for hormone replacement therapy because of underlying health issues or other reasons, Dr. Ricks can recommend alternative treatments to help you feel better.
What’s involved in hormone replacement therapy?
The office of Jon T. Ricks, MD PA offers bioidentical hormones to enhance women’s wellness. These hormones are structurally similar to the hormones you make naturally but come from plant materials.
The goal of hormone replacement therapy is to replenish and stabilize your hormone levels so you can find long-lasting relief from your symptoms.
Dr. Ricks offers different hormone delivery methods, including pills, patches, and creams. He works closely with you to find the right method and dosage amount and also provides checkups to ensure your treatment is working well.
If you’re struggling with hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Schedule an appointment online or by calling the office of Jon T. Ricks, MD PA, today.