Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Patricia Nevils, M.D. -  - OBGYN

Vibrant Woman Health Center

Patricia Nevils, M.D.

OBGYN located in Lafayette, LA

Hormone replacement therapy is a safe and valid way to ease menopausal symptoms and prevent diseases such as osteoporosis and heart disease. OB/GYN Patricia Nevils, MD, of Vibrant Woman Health Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, has extensively researched and been trained in hormone replacement therapy and offers it as a solution to women when appropriate. Learn how hormone therapy can help you feel like yourself again. Call the office or book an appointment using the online tool.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Am I a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy can be especially valuable therapy to women while they approach and transition through menopause. During this change, your hormone levels fall out of balance. Your estrogen and progesterone levels drop dramatically, and as a result, you experience uncomfortable symptoms, including hot flashes and painful intercourse. Hormone therapy can restore your balance and ease the discomfort associated with hormonal changes.

Some women may also suffer from hormone imbalances and the accompanying symptoms before menopause due to genetics or physical illness. Dr. Nevils may recommend hormone replacement therapy to replace hormones that you’re missing to improve your quality of life.

What symptoms can be addressed with hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone imbalances can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms that seriously interfere with your quality of life. Hormone replacement therapy addresses these symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Breast tenderness
  • Mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Depression
  • Changes in libido
  • Painful intercourse
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia

Don’t assume these symptoms are just something you have to endure because you are a woman. Call Dr. Nevils to find out how she can help you find relief.

What types of hormone replacement therapy are available?

Many types of hormone therapy are available. Dr. Nevils evaluates your particular situation to determine the best one for you. She offers BioTE® hormone pellets, a type of hormone therapy that delivers balanced bioidentical hormones 24 hours a day for up to six months.

Although these pellets are a good fit for many women, they aren’t your only option when it comes to hormone replacement therapy. You may instead be a candidate for:

  • Oral progesterone
  • Patches
  • Vaginal creams

Dr. Nevils works with you to determine the form of hormone therapy that’s right for your needs.

How long is hormone replacement therapy administered?

The length of your treatment depends on your circumstances and symptoms. Dr. Nevils regularly monitors you while you’re on the treatment to determine how it’s working. The majority of her patients using hormone replacement therapy are pellet patients who continue therapy longer than five years, but this depends on your unique treatment plan.

To learn about hormone replacement therapy and its remarkable effects on how you feel, call the office or schedule an appointment online.