Who Is a Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Did you know that many of the physical and emotional struggles you encounter throughout your life are related to changes in your hormones? 

And while you might think of hormonal changes as a women’s issue, nothing could be further from the truth. Men aren’t immune to the impact of changing hormones.

It’s true that the most dramatic hormone changes occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. But hormone imbalances can strike at any time as the result of age, certain health conditions, or different medications, among other causes. 

If you’re dealing with symptoms you think might be related to changing hormones and want to feel like yourself again, Eugene Guerre Jr., MD, and our team at Genesis Weight Loss and Wellness Centers can help. 

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) helps men and women looking to ease symptoms of hormone imbalance and get back to living a vibrant and fulfilling life. Take a moment to learn more about BHRT and the factors that might make you a candidate for hormone replacement therapy.

What is hormone replacement therapy? 

It’s normal for both men and women to experience fluctuating hormone levels from your youth to your advanced adult years. 

While most people recognize the changes in the challenging teen years, during pregnancy, and throughout menopause, many don’t understand that hormone levels can change at any time. 

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) balances or replaces your natural hormones with hormones from another source, like pregnant animals. At Genesis Weight Loss and Wellness Centers, Dr. Guerre prefers to use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy instead of conventional HRT compounds. 

BHRT offers a natural treatment option for alleviating the symptoms associated with imbalanced hormones. It uses hormones from natural plant compounds, like wild yams, that have the same chemical structure as your natural hormones. 

At Genesis Weight Loss and Wellness Centers, we check your hormones using a blood or saliva test to custom-design a BHRT plan for you. We also evaluate your symptoms using a tailored questionnaire and physical assessment. 

Who is a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

Not every person with a hormone imbalance is a candidate for hormone replacement therapy. Discuss your symptoms openly and honestly with us to learn if BHRT is right for you. 

Many suitable candidates for BHRT share common symptoms and signs. If the following describe you, you may be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy:

You have troubling menopause symptoms

Menopause and perimenopause symptoms are among the most common reasons women seek hormone replacement therapy. Troublesome symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings make sleeping and functioning optimally throughout your day a challenge. 

If you find you’re missing out on life because of troubling menopause symptoms, contact our office to see if BHRT may be right for you.

Your sex life is suffering

Changing hormone levels can cause trouble in your sex life. Decreased libido, lack of lubrication (for women), trouble getting or maintaining an erection (for men), and discomfort or pain during sex because of thinning vaginal tissues can make your sex life suffer. BHRT can help you get a healthy sex life back. 

You have extreme PMS

As women near menopause, some may experience extreme PMS symptoms. This condition is called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and affects about 8% of women, triggering significant mental distress and pain. A customized BHRT treatment plan may help.  

Your bone density isn’t ideal

While you may not think about hormones when you think about strong bones, they actually play a key role in bone density. Your hormones send signals that trigger cell renewal in your bones, helping them stay strong and promoting good bone density. 

If you suffer from imbalanced hormones, you may lose bone strength and can even develop a condition called osteoporosis, which increases your chance of bone fractures. 

BHRT can slow, and in some cases prevent, bone loss by replacing the hormones your body isn’t producing. 

You’re experiencing other challenging symptoms

BHRT may also be right for you if you have any of the following symptoms:

To learn more about hormone replacement therapy and whether it’s the right treatment for you, contact us at Genesis Weight Loss and Wellness Centers in Brooksville, Florida, by calling 352-597-7700 today.

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