Women have specific health needs. At Ethos Integrative Medicine located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Alexandra Mayer offers services to support a woman’s health concerns, including hormone changes, pelvic organ health, and contraception concerns. Call the office or book an appointment online to receive education and compassionate care to promote optimal female health.
You don’t have to tolerate uncomfortable symptoms that you assume are just part of being a woman or due to aging. At Ethos Integrative Medicine, the medical experts work with you to achieve:
Generally, you can achieve better overall health with the right therapies and health support.
When women experience changes in their reproductive hormones, particularly in the years leading up to menopause and right after childbirth, notable symptoms can disrupt their quality of life. Hormone therapy can address a number of these symptoms, including:
Hormone therapy can also be used to address hypothyroidism and polycystic ovary syndrome. The doctors at Ethos Integrative Medicine also prescribe hormones to reduce the growth of uterine fibroids.
The types of hormones you receive and their method of delivery depends on your symptoms and the reason for the therapy. You may benefit from oral, topical, or injectable hormones or from pellets inserted just under your skin that gradually deliver a low dose to manage your symptoms.
Women benefit from hormone therapy, specifically estrogen therapy, if they’re otherwise healthy but suffer from severe menopause symptoms that disrupt their quality of life. Estrogen replacement therapy can reduce or eliminate the incidences of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.
Estrogen therapy may also help if you’ve lost bone mass and other treatments aren’t helping you prevent osteoporosis. Women who experience menopause prior to the age of 40 are especially good candidates. Estrogen therapy can help prevent osteoporosis, heart disease, early death, anxiety and depression, and Parkinson’s-like symptoms.
To learn more about hormone therapy and other ways to support a woman’s health, call the office or schedule an appointment online.