Hormone therapy for women – What is it?

Hormone therapy for women involves replenishing two hormones,  estrogen and progestin, which have diminished with age, leading to a range of uncomfortable symptoms. These hormones help regulate a woman's menstrual cycle and keep the reproductive system healthy. Hormone therapy can help alleviate the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood swings, while preventing bone loss and reducing the risk of certain diseases, such as osteoporosis and heart disease.

Symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women

Hormonal imbalances in women can lead to a wide range of symptoms, which vary depending on the specific hormone out of balance. Some common symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women include:

  • Irregular periods or heavy bleeding
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Fatigue and low energy levels
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Acne or other skin problems
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Vaginal dryness or discomfort during sex
  • Changes in libido or sex drive
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • PMS symptoms, such as bloating, cramping, and headaches

Hormonal imbalances can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, diet, medications, and several underlying medical conditions, and a full medical assessment is an essential step in treating the underlying cause of the symptoms.

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Weight gain and female hormones: The link

There is a link between female hormones and weight gain, particularly during certain phases of life, such as puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone play important roles in regulating metabolism, hunger, and fat storage while performing a range of other functions.


During puberty, hormonal changes can cause girls to gain weight as their bodies prepare for menstruation and pregnancy. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can cause women to gain weight to support the developing fetus.


During menopause, the decline in estrogen levels can lead to an increase in body fat, particularly around the abdomen, as well as a decrease in muscle mass and a slower metabolism. This can make it more difficult for women to maintain a healthy weight and can increase the risk of health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

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Customized hormone rebalancing for women

Women who are struggling with the symptoms of hormonal imbalances should have access to a fully customized treatment that produces real-world results. The first step is a full health assessment and blood tests to measure current hormone levels. If it is determined that a hormone imbalance is the source of the uncomfortable symptoms, this condition can be treated by our medical team at Arch Medical Group. We take a whole-body approach to medicine and may recommend both hormone replacement therapy and other treatments to produce the most significant relief and restoration of energy, comfort, and confidence.

What conditions lead to a hormone imbalance in women?

Several issues can arise over a lifetime that triggers changes in hormones, with symptoms such as weight gain, lack of energy, mood swings, and reduced libido – all of which affect the quality of life. In addition, several life experiences can trigger hormonal changes, including diet, stress, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, and lack of nutrition. When treating the condition, our medical doctors may recommend a comprehensive approach to ensure the underlying cause of the symptoms is fully addressed.

How is hormone therapy for women administered?

  • Oral tablets: Hormone therapy can be taken in the form of a pill, which is typically taken once a day.
  • Patches: Hormone therapy can also be administered through a skin patch, which is applied to the skin once or twice a week.
  • Gels: Hormone therapy can be applied as a gel or cream to the skin, typically on the arms, legs, or abdomen, once a day.
  • Vaginal creams or rings: Hormone therapy can be administered as a cream or ring that is inserted into the vagina, typically once or twice a week.
  • Injections: Hormone therapy can be administered as an injection, typically once every few weeks.
  • Pellets: A small incision can be placed in the skin, into which hormone pellets are inserted. These are bioidentical hormones, which are known to minimize the risks of hormone therapy.
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Why choose Arch Medical Group for hormone therapy for women?

Women deserve medical treatment from a doctor who takes a whole-body approach to medicine and is committed to superior outcomes and real-world relief. At Arch Medical Group, we have been successfully treating hormone imbalances in women for over 15 years at our Florida locations. Patients who feel depressed and unhappy with their body condition and performance can be transformed, feeling rejuvenated, confident, attractive, and youthful. Our medical facilities are equipped with the latest technology and treatments that help people to overcome the symptoms of hormonal imbalances and are exceptionally compassionate, caring, and focused on customized treatments.

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