Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

E. Martin Maida, MD -  - Internist

E. Martin Maida, MD

Internist & Internal Medicine located in Livingston, NJ

Women going through menopause can go through hormonal changes that leave them feeling like a different person. If this describes you, hormone replacement therapy can help you feel normal again. E. Martin Maida, MD, helps countless patients supplement the hormones they’ve lost at his self-titled practice in Livingston, New Jersey. To learn more about what hormone replacement therapy can do you for, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is commonly used to help women going through menopause.

Menopause occurs when women, generally between the ages of 45 and 55, start to produce fewer reproductive hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone.

Before you’ve reached a total menopausal state, you'll go through perimenopause, a process during which you stop menstruating. Perimenopause typically ends when you’ve stopped menstruating for at least 12 months.

Hormone replacement therapy replenishes the stock of hormones, that if left at insufficient levels, can significantly affect your emotional and physical well-being. HRT can also increase your vitality, sexual pleasure, and give you a boost of energy you otherwise wouldn’t have.

Dr. Maida provides HRT as a cream, gel, pellet, patch, or pill. A consultation with Dr. Maida will help him determine which form is best suited for your needs.

What are the benefits of HRT?

Women going through menopause can benefit from HRT, because it can relieve:

  • Night sweats
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal itching or dryness
  • Hot flashes

As your body responds to the hormone treatment, Dr. Maida will monitor its effect on you and adjust your plan accordingly. He’ll start off with a low dose and ask that you come in every three months to track your therapy’s progress.

Are you a good candidate for HRT?

Only you can decide whether HRT is right or you. Dr. Maida can guide you, but, in the end, only you can determine if you want the treatment.

There are some things to keep in mind during your decision-making process, including:

  • Overall health
  • Pregnancy status
  • Menopausal status
  • Risk of ovarian failure
  • Bone loss

Dr. Maida doesn’t recommend HRT if you’ve been diagnosed with heart or liver disease, osteoporosis, or if you have a high chance of developing blood clots.

Menopause doesn’t have to be the end of everything. Dr. Maida can guide you through this next phase of life and make sure you lead one that’s full of passion and good health. Book an appointment online or over the phone with E. Martin Maida, MD today to learn more.