HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones play an important role in a women’s life. They are responsible for puberty when you are becoming a women, pregnancy when it is time, & menopause, usually before you are ready. HRT – Hormone Replacement Therapy, can help you balance your hormones when you need it.
- Hot Flashes
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Night Sweats
- Mental Fogginess
- Weight Gain
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT): Used in Europe for over 50 years, hormone pellets made from yams or soy, mimic the body’s own hormones. The small pellets are placed inside a small incision near your outer thigh. This method delivers a continuous release of the hormones that you need to feel like yourself. This is a great choice for women that have allergies or don’t like using synthetic products. Since each person has unique needs, a customized dose of estrogen and/ or testosterone is used after a blood test is interpreted by our physician to determine the right dose for you.
Gel or Cream: A great way to start treatment if you do not want to take medication. There are many options available from prescription to compounded products. Compounded creams are made by a pharmacy with a dose determined by your doctor. Using lotion as a base, an appropriate amount of estrogen is added. The cream can be applied up to 3 times daily based on your doctor’s recommendation in areas such as: inner thigh, forearm, or inter-vaginal.
Estrogen/ Progesterone Pills: Depending on your needs, the tried and true form of oral medication may be a great option.