LiveWell Med Solutions
IV Therapy & Concierge Medicine located in Carrollton, TX
Declining hormone levels can affect your sleep, mood, and overall quality of life. Fortunately, treatment is available with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at LiveWell Med Solutions. Alexandria Watkins, DNP-APRN, and the caring team offer HRT at the modern facility in Carrollton, Texas. To learn how HRT can improve your well-being, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps balance your hormone levels to address a wide range of health issues, such as hot flashes and night sweats in women nearing and going through menopause.
HRT can contain a combination of estrogen and progesterone, only estrogen, or testosterone. The type of HRT you need depends on your biological sex and the symptoms you experience.
Why would I need hormone replacement therapy?
Hormones are the chemical messengers of your body. They regulate everything from your metabolism to your mood and sex drive. Even a minor hormonal imbalance can trigger a cascade of troubling symptoms like sleep problems and sexual dysfunction.
Many women experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance around menopause. Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for the following menopause symptoms:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Vaginal dryness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Thinning hair
- Dry skin
- Trouble concentrating
- Memory problems
- Urinary incontinence
Low estrogen can also increase your risk for medical conditions like osteoporosis and heart disease. Low testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction, hair loss, and reduces muscle mass. If you experience any of these symptoms, HRT at LiveWell Med Solutions may be right for you.
What are the risks of hormone replacement therapy?
Depending on the type of hormone replacement therapy, you may experience side effects like bloating, headaches, and nausea. However, these side effects typically resolve within a few weeks.
HRT may also increase your risk for serious health conditions like blood clots. For most women, the benefits of HRT outweigh the potential risks. Tell the team at LiveWell Med Solutions if you have a history of stroke, heart disease, or uncontrolled high blood pressure.
What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?
In addition to alleviating symptoms of low hormone levels, studies suggest hormone replacement therapy may help enhance muscle function, prevent skin aging, and reduce the risk of heart attacks and heart failure. One study shows that HRT reduces mortality in postmenopausal women younger than 60.
What should I expect from hormone replacement therapy?
First, the LiveWell Med Solutions team carefully reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam to ensure you’re a good candidate for HRT.
Then, they create a personalized treatment plan that may include hormones in the form of pills, creams, injections, or pellets that go beneath your skin. They continuously monitor your hormone levels, symptoms, and side effects and alter the treatment accordingly.
To get started with hormone replacement therapy, call LiveWell Med Solutions today or request an appointment online.