Is Hormone Replacement Right for You?

Hormone replacement therapy is a longstanding treatment for menopausal symptoms. It works by supplementing certain hormones to make up for low levels of those hormones in the body. For many women, this approach can alleviate their symptoms for a higher quality of life. 

Hormones After Menopause

After menopause, the female body naturally stops or significantly decreases the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. This drop-in hormone levels can also occur after the ovaries have been surgically removed or as a side effect of some cancer treatments. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause Symptoms

In hormone replacement therapy, estrogen and progesterone (as well as testosterone and/or DHEA, in some cases) are supplemented to relieve the patient’s symptoms. Symptoms that result from low levels of these hormones include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Headaches
  • Night sweats
  • Racing heart
  • Joint pain
  • Mood changes
  • Insomnia
  • Leg cramps
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Skin texture changes

When To Consider Hormone Replacement

The severity of menopausal symptoms varies from woman to woman. Many women experience only mild menopause symptoms and can manage them without treatment. However, for women with symptoms that are disrupting their daily lives, hormone replacement therapy could be a good option. 

Examples of situations that may call for hormone therapy include:

  • Moderate to severe menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal symptoms
  • Early menopause (before the age of 45)
  • Surgical removal of the ovaries
  • Lost ovarian function
  • Prevention of osteoporosis when other treatments aren’t effective

There are different forms of hormone therapy, including pills, skin patches, gels, rings, and creams. Your doctor can prescribe the right dosage of hormones for your needs. 

If you’re experiencing symptoms of menopause or estrogen deficiency, schedule an appointment at Florida Wellness Medical Group. Our trained physicians can help implement a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.

Attention St. Petersburg, Trinity, and Downtown Tampa Patients:


We are sorry to announce that we will no longer carry Primary Care Services in our Downtown Tampa, Trinity, and St. Petersburg locations. 

You have the right to choose your healthcare provider and Florida Wellness Medical Group remains committed to fully supporting your decision.  Florida Wellness Medical Group along with the entire staff, will continue to provide primary care services at:  

                Carrollwood Location:

  Florida Wellness Medical Group

              4104 W. Linebaugh Ave.

         Tampa, FL 33624

Should you wish to continue your care plan and schedule an appointment at this location, or if you have any questions about your current or future care, please call 813-229-2225.  

Patients that wish to retain a copy of their medical records transferred, may request them by mailing or faxing the records request to the address and number listed below. 

Florida Wellness Medical Group

Attn: Medical Records Dept. 

4104 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Tampa FL, 33624


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