Hormone Replacement Therapy

Pain Management, PRP & Weight Loss Clinic located in Powder Springs, GA

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Powder Springs, GA

Women and men experience fatigue, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, memory problems, and the loss of their sex drive when their hormone levels fall. Douglas Cox, FNP-BC, and the highly trained team at L&D Medical Center in Powder Springs, Georgia, have a solution: hormone replacement therapy (HRT). They specialize in restoring your natural levels using bioidentical hormones that safely alleviate your symptoms and prevent chronic conditions. If you have ongoing symptoms, don’t wait to seek help. Call the office or book an appointment online today to begin treatment that restores your energy and vitality.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

You’re at risk of developing serious health problems when your hormone levels fall below the normal range. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) solves the problem by restoring healthy levels.

Though many women and men need to boost their estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone levels, these aren’t the only hormones that can get out of balance.

Many hormones, like human growth hormone (HGH), gradually decline as you get older. Additionally, stress, chronic diseases, thyroid disease, nutritional deficiencies, and obesity can affect your hormones.

The team at L&D Medical Center provides HRT to replace other hormones. They may also prescribe peptides to complement your HRT. For example, the peptide ipamorelin stimulates growth hormone, while sermorelin improves the production of HGH and testosterone.

What symptoms indicate women need hormone replacement therapy?

Women expect hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, but estrogen has a role in many body functions beyond your reproductive system. As a result, women may experience:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Memory problems
  • Bone loss (osteoporosis)
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Depression 

HRT relieves your menopausal symptoms and prevents conditions like osteoporosis. 

What symptoms indicate men need hormone replacement therapy?

Though men don’t go through an extreme change like menopause, their testosterone levels gradually fall as they get older. Men needing testosterone replacement have symptoms such as:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Muscle loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of body and beard hair
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Weight gain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Memory loss

 Men can also develop low testosterone if their testes don’t produce enough or they have other health concerns like low thyroid function and obesity. 

What type of hormone replacement therapy will I receive? 

Before prescribing HRT, your provider completes a physical exam and runs blood tests to identify your hormone levels. HRT may not be right for everyone, based on your health conditions and family history. If HRT is the best strategy for you, your provider prescribes bioidentical hormones based on your current levels.

Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced by your body. As a result, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) produces fewer side effects and works more effectively than synthetic hormones.

Your BHRT dose is individualized to supply the exact amount you need. Your treatment is available in the form of tablets, injections, creams, and gels.

To learn if your symptoms are due to a hormone imbalance, call L&D Medical Center or book an appointment online today.

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