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HORMONE THERAPY / BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES
Parveen S. Vahora, MD, FACOG - Trinity, FL




Dr. Vahora treats many patients suffering from symptoms of menopause through hormone therapy. Bio-identical hormones are the same hormones that your body makes, meaning they are more compatible with the body.

Hormone therapy can help relieve symptoms of perimenopause and menopause through ingesting estrogen and progesterone. There are two types of hormone therapy:

Systemic Therapy: Hormones are released into the bloodstream and travel to the organs and tissues where they are needed. Estrogen will take the form of pills, skin patches, gels, or sprays for the skin. Progestin can be administered separately or combined with estrogen for this treatment. Combined treatment plans can be administered as a cyclic or continuous therapy system.

Local Therapy: Women with vaginal dryness may take “local” estrogen therapy through a vaginal ring, tablet, or cream. Small doses of estrogen are released into the vaginal tissue, and the estrogen helps restore the thickness and elasticity to the vaginal lining and relieve dryness and irritation.

Dr. Vahora works with pharmacists to create a specialized medicine compatible with each of her unique patients. Reflective of her overall practice philosophy, medication plans are similarly tailored to deliver ultra-personalized care. Some woman may choose non-hormonal options, including the MonaLisa Touch®.

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