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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Renee Cotter, MD -  - Gynecologist

Renee Cotter, MD

Gynecologists located in San Fernando Valley, West Hills, CA

Hormone replacement therapy offers benefits for women who suffer from menopause as well as many other gynecological health issues. Dr. Renee Cotter and her staff are capable of prescribing both traditional and bioidentical forms of hormone replacement therapies to their patients living in the San Fernando Valley area. If you live in West Hills or any of the other nearby communities, Dr. Cotter and her staff encourage you to call the office and schedule an appointment.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

Does every woman need hormone replacement therapy?

When menopause hits, women who have very few problems with their reproductive system may not need any hormone replacement therapy at all because their body gradually adjusted itself along the way.

On the other hand, other women experience menopause symptoms so severe that they cause life-altering problems that leave them exhausted and frustrated. If you are beginning to enter menopause and have started to experience any of the symptoms associated with menopause, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cotter to determine if hormone replacement therapy will help.

What are bioidentical hormones and are they as effective as natural ones?

Bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to the hormones your body produces. Although they may begin with a plant-based version of the hormone, they have the same makeup and structure as the ones you create. Because they are “bioidentical,” your body can recognize and utilize them in much the same way as the ones it creates.

Bioidentical hormones work and act just like your natural hormones, making them just as effective and with fewer side effects than the synthetic versions. Dr. Cotter can create a hormone replacement therapy plan that is designed to efficiently address your specific symptoms.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy reduces the symptoms associated with menopause and helps to restore normal levels of estrogen that are needed to trigger other responses throughout the body. However, it also offers a wide variety of advantages aside from controlling the signs and symptoms of menopause. Hormone replacement therapy can help control problems with the thyroid gland, which plays a huge role in the body's metabolic processes.

Hormone replacement therapy brings the body back into a more stable and reliable balance, although the amount of hormones you need may change with age. When this occurs, Dr. Cotter will re-evaluate and alter your treatment plan to account for those changes.

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