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Hormone Replacement Specialist

Healthcare for Women, LLC -  - OB-GYN

Healthcare for Women, LLC

OB-GYN located in Oak Park, IL

At his Oak Park practice, Dr. Lyndon Taylor provides hormone replacement therapy for women who live in Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Widely respected for his expertise in the field of hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Taylor is honored to be recommended by many of his patients.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy helps women cope with the hormonal changes their bodies undergo as they age. When women go through menopause, women’s bodies produce fewer hormones, which can lead to everything from a reduced interest in sex to an increased risk of osteoporosis. Hormone replacement therapy alleviates some of these aspects of aging by supplementing the body’s naturally produced hormones with additional hormones.

Who Can Benefit from Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Since hormone replacement therapy is usually used to provide supplemental hormones to women who are going through or have gone through menopause, middle-aged and elderly women usually benefit the most from it. While the treatment’s usually most helpful for middle-aged and elderly women, women of any age are welcome to ask their doctors about the treatment options that may be suitable for them.

How Long Do Women Undergo Hormone Therapy Treatments Last For?

How long hormone therapy lasts depends on what the therapy is being used for. In some cases, supplemental hormones may be needed just for a short time during menopause. In other cases, they’re needed on an ongoing basis to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Before starting a treatment, doctors will talk with patients to identify their concerns and draft a plan that will meet their needs. At this point in time, patients will know how long their therapy will last.

How Long is a Hormone Replacement Therapy Appointment?

A typical hormone replacement therapy appointment takes about the same amount of time as a standard doctor’s appointment. After the preliminaries are taken care of, such as getting vitals and recording a medical history, there is a conversation between the doctor and patient. Following this conversation, doctor’s may request specific tests or prescribe hormone replacements. Once any additional tests have been done and any required prescriptions called into a local pharmacy, patients are usually free to return to the day’s other activities.