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Hormonal Treatment Specialist

Kingsley N. Asumugha, MD, FACOG -  - Board Certified OB/GYN

A'fina Houston OB/GYN

Kingsley N. Asumugha, MD, FACOG

Board Certified OB/GYN located in Webster, TX

If symptoms of menopause are interfering with your quality of life, you can find solutions at A’fina Houston OB/GYN in Webster, Texas. Kingsley Asumugha, MD, FACOG, offers customized hormone treatment plans to restore balance in your natural hormone levels and help you find symptom relief. Dr. Asumugha offers on-site hormone evaluations and is skilled in customizing treatment plans to your unique needs. To find out if you’re a candidate for hormone treatment, call A’fina Houston OB/GYN or request an appointment online today.

Hormonal Treatment Q & A

When should I consider hormone treatment?

Hormone treatments use synthetic hormones to restore balance in your natural hormone levels. This type of therapy is an effective way to ease symptoms associated with menopause and the decline of your estrogen and progesterone levels.

You should consider hormone treatment if you’re in perimenopause, the transitional time leading up to the end of your periods (menopause) and experience symptoms severe enough to interfere with your quality of life.

By rebalancing your hormone levels, you can find relief of symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Heavy or irregular bleeding

Hormone treatments can also reduce your risk factors for other health conditions, including osteoporosis and heart disease.

Am I a candidate for hormone treatment?

To determine if you’re a candidate for hormone therapy, Dr. Asumugha evaluates your hormone levels through a simple blood test. He also takes time to listen to your symptoms and review your medical history.

If hormone treatment is an option, Dr. Asumugha customizes your treatment plan based on your individual needs.

How do hormone treatments work?

There are a number of ways to deliver hormones into your bloodstream. Dr. Asumugha may prescribe oral medications, creams, or injectable hormones.

Hormone pellet therapy is also an option and involves the placement of a small pellet under the surface of your skin that supplies your body with a steady stream of hormones.

Based on your symptoms and your hormone levels, you may need an estrogen-only hormone or a combination of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

For many women, it takes time to find the right type of hormone and dosage amounts. Dr. Asumugha continues to monitor the progress of your treatment and can make changes as necessary.

Is hormone treatment safe?

Hormone treatments are safe and effective for many women. However, Dr. Asumugha may recommend alternative treatments for your menopausal symptoms if you smoke or have certain medical conditions like:

  • Breast cancer
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • History of blood clots

If you’re not a candidate for hormone therapy, Dr. Asumugha can work with you on lifestyle and diet changes to rebalance your hormones and ease your symptoms.

To find out if hormone treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation online or by calling A’fina Houston OB/GYN today.