Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is an effective solution for men and women to correct hormone imbalances. These imbalances can impact memory, mood, drive, weight, and overall health. This therapy is appropriate at various life stages and has 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 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 to schedule a meeting time with one of our specialists today!
Hormone Replacement Therapy and Menopause
Hormone replacement therapy fixes hormone imbalances for women during menopause. This works by replacing the hormones that the body has stopped producing naturally. Low estrogen in menopausal women can cause negative side effects. These can include weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, reduced libido, depression, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, cognitive changes, and urinary tract infections. HRT can 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 is 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, resulting in a wide range of side-effects. These include 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 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 come in many forms but our nurse practitioner feels you can achieve the best outcomes by injections or bioidentical hormone implants. Progesterone may be included with the hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone Replacement Therapy can be a life-changing solution 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!