Hormone Counseling and Therapy

The term "hormone replacement therapy" or HRT refers to hormones such as estrogen and progesterone taken daily to stabilize and normalize a menopausal woman's hormone levels.

As part of our hormone counseling and therapy, we will guide you through the complex issues surrounding menopause including HRT, bone health, and sexuality.  We will explain all the options available, from pills to patches, creams and vaginal rings to diet and natural remedies for the various issues of menopause. We will also explore the emotional aspects of menopause.

Dr. Thaxton will help you understand the pros and cons of different hormone replacement therapies. He will thoroughly assess your health history and provide you with a custom-tailored treatment program.

 Your options may include:
  • The latest FDA-approved and proven hormone therapies
  • Natural hormones
  • Bio-identical hormones
  • Local hormone therapies for those who have only vaginal symptoms
  • Choices for administering hormones, including pills, patches, vaginal, and topical preparations
  • Non-hormonal treatments
Menopause is the permanent cessation of a woman’s monthly cycle in association with loss of ovarian function. It is part of the normal life cycle for all women and usually affects women between the ages of 45 and 55. In addition to the problems often associated with menopause, this “change of life” usually brings a newfound freedom from monthly periods and the worry of pregnancy

The transition to menopause varies from woman to woman; sometimes it can be as brief as a few months to as lengthy as 10 years, but the average is a little less than four years. Symptoms of menopause vary from woman to woman, but are usually defined as “hot flashes” “night sweats” and vaginal dryness. Some women may also experience mood swings, forgetfulness, or fatigue (usually from the night sweats keeping them awake at night). For some women, many of these changes will go away over time without treatment.

We are here to assist you with your transition through menopause and will do our best to help you understand and ease your menopausal symptoms.