Women’s Hormones Specialist

Ethos Integrative Medicine

Medical Aesthetics and Hormones & Sports Medicine located in Paradise Valley - North Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

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.

Women’s Hormones Q & A

What specific women’s health care issues are addressed?

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:

  • Improved sexual health
  • Regular menstrual cycles free of premenstrual syndrome
  • Diminished menopause symptoms
  • Enhanced energy and confidence
  • Weight loss

Generally, you can achieve better overall health with the right therapies and health support.

How does hormone support help women’s health?

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:

  • Changes in sexual interest
  • Painful sexual intercourse and vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain
  • Low energy
  • Poor concentration and mental fog
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Premenstrual symptoms

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.

How is hormone therapy prescribed?

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.

Who is a candidate for hormone therapy?

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.