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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

John Gomes, M.D. -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Healthcare Of Garden City

John Gomes, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Garden City, NY

Hormone imbalance can cause weight gain, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms. If your hormones aren’t balanced properly, obstetrics and gynecology physician John Gomes, MD, is here for you. At Women's Healthcare of Garden City in Garden City, New York, Dr. Gomes offers hormone replacement therapy to stabilize hormones and improve your quality of life. Call the office at 516-222-8883 to schedule an appointment today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy? 

Hormone replacement therapy at Women's Healthcare of Garden City uses various methods to increase levels of estrogen, progesterone, or other hormones to treat unpleasant symptoms.

Women's Healthcare of Garden City also offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to help patients feel their best.

What are the different types of hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is available in various forms, including:

  • Vaginal rings
  • Creams
  • Vaginal tablets
  • Pills
  • Skin patches
  • Gels

Dr. Gomes specializes in HRT and sees many patients with many different needs. He also works closely with a compounding pharmacist to deliver optimal results.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Common signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance in women, which commonly occurs over 40, include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain 
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Thinning or brittle hair
  • Dry skin
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleeping difficulty
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Urinary problems
  • Reduced bone density

You might notice many of these symptoms as you near the age of menopause, but every woman is different. 

Which type of hormone therapy is best?

To find out if you have a hormone imbalance, Dr. Gomes discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. He weighs you, checks your vital signs, and completes a physical exam, including a pelvic exam if needed. 

A simple blood test allows Dr. Gomes to assess your hormone levels and develop an effective treatment plan. He tailors each treatment to match your goals, health history, lifestyle, and preferences. 

What should I expect during my treatment?

Follow Dr. Gomes’s instructions and use hormones as directed by him to ensure the best outcome. Over time as your hormone levels normalize, you can expect reductions in unpleasant symptoms and more energy.

Attend all follow-up visits, so Dr. Gomes can monitor your hormone levels using periodic blood tests. These visits may also include pelvic ultrasonic assessments.

To learn more about hormone replacement therapy and find out if it’s right for you, call the Women's Healthcare of Garden City office at 516-222-8883 to schedule today.