Hormone Therapy Specialist

Clear Lake Women's Center

Nagamani Rao, MD

Gynecologist located in Webster, TX

Optimal hormonal balance is a critical part of overall health and wellness, and when your natural hormone production changes, hormone therapy may be able to help bring you back to optimal balance. This is among the many services available through the care of Nagamani Rao, MD, for women in and around Webster, Texas. To schedule an appointment for hormone therapy with Clear Lake Women’s Center, call the office or book online today.

Hormone Therapy Q&A

What is menopause?

Menopause begins 12 months after you have your last period. The experience is a process, not a stand-alone event. While menopause is not a challenge for some women, others find the transition out of childbearing years to be very disruptive. 

This time of change also comes at a time when many women are transitioning out of high-demand roles at work and in the home. Once you have more time to yourself, you should be able to focus on your own goals, relationships, and wellness. Unfortunately, menopause can make it hard to focus on anything other than symptoms. 

Here are some of the changes women can experience during menopause:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Brain fog
  • Irritability
  • Thinning skin
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of sex drive

You may be lucky and only notice one or two mild changes. If you’re like many women, however, you may find menopause to be a difficult process. 

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy (also called hormone replacement therapy) is an approach that uses synthetic hormones to create a healthy balance with the hormones your body is currently producing. It is a highly individualized process that can go a long way toward improving your experience during menopause. 

It’s important to note that some women need hormone replacement therapy well before menopause due to issues like hysterectomy, ovarian conditions, and certain other medical challenges and treatments. 

Hormone therapy seeks to restore balance and reduce the severity of symptoms. It is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and it can take a while to find the right level of supplementation to meet your needs. Dr. Rao uses bioidentical supplemental hormones, an option derived from plant sources and an identical match to the hormones your body produces naturally. 

How long does it take for hormone therapy to work?

Hormones act as chemical messengers within your body, triggering all kinds of processes and actions. Your body needs time to adjust to supplemental hormones, so it is not an approach that will provide immediate results. 

As you move through treatment, Dr. Rao continues to assess your hormonal balance and evaluate how well your therapy is managing your symptoms. Adjustments are made as needed, and your active feedback plays a critical role in the process. 

To schedule an appointment for hormone therapy with Clear Lake Women’s Center in Webster, Texas, call the office or book online today.