Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy provides a transformative opportunity to reclaim optimal hormonal balance and rediscover comfort in your own skin. Dr. Meryl E. Kahan, MD, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at SheMD, extends a range of hormone therapy options. Serving women in the Little Neck and Douglaston neighborhoods of Queens, New York City, New York, as well as the Great Neck area of Nassau County, Dr. Kahan specializes in helping women find relief from hormonal imbalances. Additionally, she offers the O-shot to address various vulvovaginal concerns, particularly sexual dysfunction. Schedule your visit today by calling or clicking.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

Hormones, vital chemical messengers produced within your body, orchestrate a myriad of bodily functions, from metabolism to fertility. However, as the years pass, natural declines in hormone production can lead to imbalances, triggering various symptoms. Menopause is a common contributor to hormonal imbalance in women, and treatments involving the removal or alteration of ovaries, as well as certain medications, can also disrupt hormonal equilibrium.

Recognizable signs of hormonal imbalance encompass:

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

These symptoms indicate the potential occurrence of hormonal imbalance. The good news is that treatments are available to help restore optimal hormonal balance.

Hormone therapy stands out as the primary treatment for hormonal imbalance, utilizing synthetic hormones to supplement natural hormone production levels. This approach encompasses various forms of hormone therapy, with bioidentical hormones emerging as a popular choice. Chemically identical to the hormones naturally produced by your body, bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources.

Methods of hormone therapy administration include:

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

Dr. Kahan guides you through the pros and cons of each option, ensuring you make an informed decision about your care. At SheMD, you can trust in the provision of FDA-approved prescriptions for supplemental hormones.

Regardless of the chosen form of hormone therapy, it’s important to recognize that your body requires time to adjust to supplemental hormones. Patience is key as you navigate through the process, and it’s beneficial to track any changes you observe over time. Dr. Kahan can make necessary adjustments to your hormone therapy, so be ready to discuss how the treatment has impacted your symptoms and areas where improvement is desired.

While hormone therapy isn’t a quick fix, many women discover it to be an excellent method for restoring hormonal balance and alleviating the severity of symptoms. When you’re prepared to begin, reach out by calling or clicking to schedule a face-to-face consultation.


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