Women's Health Specialist of North Atlanta
OB-GYNs located in Johns Creek, GA
When you stop having your period, there’s a drop in your hormone levels that can cause symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Dr. Ann Cha of Women’s Health Specialists of North Atlanta understands that these issues can make you more susceptible to osteoporosis, weight gain, and memory disorders, to name a few. Her selection of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) solutions can alleviate issues related to menopause. Schedule an HRT evaluation at this Suwanee, Georgia practice by requesting an appointment online, or by calling the clinic.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) involves a realm of treatments or medications that replace the drop in natural production during menopause. Treatments are used to resolve uncomfortable menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, and are effective both during or after menopause.
What happens when hormone levels decline?
As a woman’s most critical hormone, estrogen is crucial for optimal body functioning. The drop in hormone levels following menopause can put you at risk for many age-related health conditions, such as:
- Heart disease
- Colon cancer
- Alzheimer's disease
- Impaired vision
- Parkinson's disease
The hormone imbalance resulting from menopause can also produce symptoms such as loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage, moodiness, and cognitive decline.
Which hormone replacement therapy is best?
Starting as soon as your late 30s or early 40s, your hormone levels drop drastically, inciting symptoms such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes. The purpose of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is to avoid such a dramatic bodily change and help prevent or minimize symptoms.
Hormone replacement therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Instead, Dr. Ann Cha sits down with you and evaluates your entire medical history, as well as your current symptoms. She generally starts with the most conservative HRT solutions and changes your dosages as needed. Your HRT treatment can include:
- BioTe® pellets
- Bio identical hormone replacement therapy, including pellets and creams
- Vaginal creams, rings, or suppositories
Dr. Ann Cha could even prescribe non-hormonal medications, nutraceutical, and lifestyle changes to help minimize some of your menopausal symptoms. For instance, you may benefit from certain types of anti-seizure medications or high blood pressure medications that are known for minimizing the severity of agonizing hot flashes.
What are benefits of BioTe?
BioTe is one of the most popular types of hormone replacement therapy offered at Women’s Health Specialists of North Atlanta. This revolutionary hormone pellet therapy involves implanting hormone pellets under your skin to balance hormones in your body and ease the effects of aging. These estrogen or testosterone pellets release all-natural, bio-identical hormones that are gradually metabolized into your body that can help with:
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Maintenance of lean muscle mass
- Vaginal atrophy or dryness
- Brittle bones (osteoporosis)
By employing a consistent delivery method that provides sustained levels of hormones, BioTe pellet therapy inhibits the roller-coaster effect of hormones that are sometimes common in some other methods. Once inserted, the BioTe pellets deliver steady levels of bio-identical hormones into your bloodstream 24/7, for up to five months.
The continuous supply of familiar hormones to your body significantly reduces the chance of adverse side effects. Precise dosing is the key to BioTe’s effectiveness though, which is why Dr. Ann Cha carefully monitors your progress and regularly schedules follow-up visits.
Find out which type of hormone replacement therapy is right for you by scheduling an evaluation at Women’s Health Specialists of North Atlanta. Book either online or over the phone.
This is a just a list of some of the insurances accepted at Women's Health Specialist of North Atlanta. Please call our office to confirm that we accept your plan.
Words from our patients
"Very comforting, friendly, and caring place. The service is absolutely top notch. Dr. Cha is very personable, friendly and highly competent. Highly recommend!"
"Dr. Cha is a wonderful, caring and fun person. Had hysterectomy with her and everything went very well. Her office is clean and neat, the staffs are sweet and great."
"I went to Dr. Cha's office to have the Mona Lisa procedure. Dr. Cha and her entire staff are amazing! The staff was extremely professional... Highly recommend!"
"Dr. Ann Cha made me feel very comfortable and so relaxed. I will definitely be coming in for any future procedures."
"I am so glad that I found Dr. Cha's office. She and all of her staff were very professional and caring. They really take the time to get to know their patients."
"I recently completed the 3-step Mona Lisa procedure. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of the team and what an amazing experience it was...."
"Her staff has always been awesome... I would recommend Dr. Cha's office to anyone looking for a reliable OB/Gyn you can trust."