Ask the Nurse

What is the best hormone therapy (HT)? I had a hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy when I had surgery for creation of an ileostomy. I still have issues with hot flashes, but I do not like taking pills. Is there another option?

There are multiple options for hormone therapy that are not in pill form including:

  • Patches
  • Sprays
  • Gels

Typically, when ovaries are removed, a woman no longer needs progesterone, only estrogen is needed. Please see your women’s health physician to discuss what hormone therapy options are available and right for your body.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

August 7, 2013 at 10:58am