Project Description

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone Replacement Therapy is a natural addition to our weight loss and wellness clinics. We provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for women and testosterone replacement therapy for men.

TRT for Men

Low testosterone, or Low-T, is a very common condition that usually affects men over 60 but can happen as early as the teen years in some cases. Low testosterone is a branch of a broader condition known as Hypogonadism, which is the failure of gonads. This means the testicles are not producing enough testosterone

Low-T is very common and currently affects about 4 to 5 million men in the U.S. This may not seem like a lot, but that’s because the majority of men affected are above the age of 40. About 19-39% of older men have Low Testosterone.

After a man turns 30, testosterone begins to decrease in production. This happens to every man, but for many, testosterone production decreases more quickly than normal. This can be caused by:

  • A family history of low testosterone
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Pituitary gland tumors
  • Radiation treatment
  • Development issue in the testicles

Low testosterone can have a tremendous effect on the male body, physically and mentally. You may have low testosterone if you experience the following:

  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Quick mood changes

Low sex drive and weight gain are the 2 most common symptoms. Testosterone is one of the hormones that’s prominent in sexual development and drive. Without it, your body has no desire or ability for reproduction. On top of that, fat cells metabolize testosterone and having a lack of testosterone can lead to obesity. Low testosterone can also lead to many other diseases and complications.

While there’s no cure for low testosterone, there are many ways for men to control their hormone levels. For this reason, many men try testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). This isn’t an option that suits every man though. It is important to meet with our doctors to discuss treatment options for low testosterone and to see if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you. Other than that, medication is a common treatment option for many.

If very minor, sometimes changes in lifestyle can help treat Low-T, such as losing weight and improving your diet.

HRT for Women

Women start to experience Menopause and they notice that their period stops. It is a natural cycle of life for women and is part of the aging process. The levels of a woman’s hormones can fluctuate up and down during this time and will often cause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms. These can be mild and go away naturally, but for some woman, hormone replacement therapy can help to relieve these symptoms and may also protect against osteoporosis. Consult with our doctors to see if it right for you as HRT is not for all women.

You should not use HRT if you

  • Think that you are pregnant
  • Have problems with vaginal bleeding
  • Have had certain kinds of cancers
  • Have had a stroke or heart attack
  • Have had blood clots
  • Have liver disease

There are variety of Hormone Replacement Therapies. While some only have a single hormone, others offer two. These usually come in a pill form that you take daily, but there are also skin patches, vaginal creams, gels, and rings.

HRT does dome with some risks. For some women, hormone therapy may increase their chances of getting blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, and gallbladder disease. Certain types of HRT have a higher risk, and each woman’s own risks can vary, depending upon her medical history and lifestyle. Consult with our doctors to discuss the risks and benefits for you. If you do decide to take HRT, it should be the lowest dose that helps and for the shortest time needed. You should reassess if you still need to take HRT every 3-6 months.