Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone Replacement Therapy is an effective solution for men and women to correct hormone imbalances, which can impact memory, mood, drive, and weight. This therapy is appropriate at various life stages and is known to have the potential to dramatically improve quality of life in those that are good candidates for this therapy.

If you are experiencing symptoms of insomnia, fatigue, weight gain, mood changes, or decreased libido, HRT may be an option to feel more like yourself again. Contact the Williamson Cosmetic Center for information on how we can help the Baton Rouge and Gonzales communities through hormone replacement therapies, and meet with one of our specialists today!

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Menopause

Hormone replacement therapy fixes hormone imbalances for women during menopause by replacing the hormones that the body has stopped producing naturally. Low estrogen in menopausal women can cause weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, reduced libido, depression, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, cognitive changes, and urinary tract infections. HRT can also prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. Patients suffering from the signs of menopause could feel the benefits of HRT in as soon as a few weeks.

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

In men, HRT can be used to maintain or achieve normal hormone and testosterone levels. Because testosterone is found in almost all body tissues, changing levels can impact most organ systems and result in a wide range of side-effects. These include symptoms such as depression, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, irritability, hair loss, urinary problems, weight gain, and more. HRT for men is able to correct these imbalances and provide relief from these common symptoms.

In some studies, hormone replacement therapy has been shown to provide a degree of protection from age-related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy right for you?

Our nurse practitioner will test your hormone levels and meet with you to discuss your symptoms, possible benefits, and risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT may not be right for women who have a history of breast, ovarian, or endometrial cancer, blood clots, or stroke. Those who are pregnant should not receive hormone replacement therapy.

Men should not receive Hormone Replacement Therapy if they have active prostate cancer, experience liver toxicity, have experienced or are at risk of severe heart failure, or if they are experiencing untreated sleep apnea.

How does Hormone Replacement Therapy work?

HRT can be prescribed in many different forms; our nurse practitioners will determine which form is best for you. HRT can come in the form of oral medication, injections, transdermal (lotion or gel on the skin) or vaginal applications. In some cases, progesterone may be included with the hormone replacement therapy.

Hormone Replacement Therapy can be life-changing for those suffering from a hormone imbalance. Make an appointment at Williamson Cosmetic Center of Baton Rouge or Gonzales today to see if we can help you on your journey to a better you!