Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy services offered in Douglaston, Little Neck, Great Neck, Queens, NYC, Little Neck, NY

Hormone therapy offers the chance to restore optimal hormonal balance and feel more comfortable in your own skin. Board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Meryl E. Kahan, MD, of SheMD, offers many hormone therapy options, helping women from the Little Neck and Douglaston neighborhoods of Queens, New York City, New York, in addition to the Great Neck area of Nassau County, find relief from hormonal imbalance. Dr. Kahan also offers the O-shot to help with multiple vulvovaginal issues, especially sexual dysfunction. Call or click to schedule your visit today.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

What are some signs of hormonal imbalance?

Hormones are produced within your body, and trigger a multitude of bodily functions. These chemical messengers control everything from your metabolism to your fertility. Over the years, your hormone production naturally declines, causing an imbalance that often creates symptoms. 

Menopause is a leading cause of hormonal imbalance in women. Treatments that remove or alter the ovaries can also cause hormonal imbalance, as can certain medications. 

Some of the indications of hormonal imbalance include:

  • Acne
  • Mood swings
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Vagina dryness
  • Excess body hair
  • Weight gain

These are just a few of the changes that can occur when your hormones fall out of balance. Fortunately, treatments can help restore optimal hormonal balance. 

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is the leading treatment for hormonal imbalance. The approach uses synthetic hormones to supplement your natural hormone production levels. 

There are many different forms of hormone therapy, including bioidentical hormones, which are chemically identical to the hormones your body creates naturally. Made from plant sources, bioidentical hormones are a popular choice. 

Some of the ways to receive hormone therapy include:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Injections
  • Creams
  • Vaginal rings
  • Vaginal tablets or inserts
  • Sprays
  • Pellets beneath the skin

Dr. Kahan explains the pros and cons of each option, enabling you to make an informed decision about your care. You can rely on SheMD to provide FDA-approved prescriptions for supplemental hormones. 

How long does it take to see results from hormone therapy?

No matter which form of hormone therapy you choose, your body needs time to adjust to supplemental hormones. Be patient as you move through the process, and track any changes you notice over time. 

Dr. Kahan can adjust your hormone therapy as needed, so be prepared to discuss how your therapy has affected your symptoms and any areas where you’d like to see improvement or change. As you move through the process, you have the professional support and guidance you need to thrive. 

While hormone therapy is not a quick fix, many women find this approach to be an excellent way to restore hormonal balance and reduce the severity of symptoms. When you’re ready to get started, call or click to schedule a face-to-face consultation.