Urologists located in Jupiter, FL
The effects of aging can wreak havoc on your hormones. Luckily, hormone replacement therapy can help both men and women achieve more physical and mental balance. To learn more, visit Oceanside Urology LLC in Jupiter, Florida. With board-certified physicians, the practice offers hormone replacement therapy so you can regain energy, increase your libido, and feel youthful once again. Call to book a consultation or schedule online with the one-click booking system.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that addresses hormonal fluctuations that often happen with menopause or aging. Both men and women can benefit from HRT, and it helps to address uncomfortable symptoms, such as:
- Decreased libido
- Hot flashes
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
- Erectile dysfunction
With hormone replacement therapy, you take either synthetic or bioidentical (plant-based) hormones on a regular schedule. Over time, these help to balance hormone levels and create optimal physical and emotional well-being.
For men, testosterone supplementation is the most common type of hormone replacement. For women, HRT usually targets estrogen and progesterone levels. Your physician creates a precise plan and dosage schedule, depending on your starting hormone levels.
How does hormone replacement therapy work?
You start with a comprehensive medical evaluation with one of the Oceanside Urology LLC providers. Your physician may perform one or several diagnostic procedures, such as a blood test, to determine your starting hormone levels.
Once your results are in, you begin a customized HRT program that involves pellet therapy. With this method, your physician implants a few small “pellets” that contain hormones just underneath the surface of the skin (usually around your abdomen or buttocks area).
Over time, the pellets release small amounts of the necessary hormones. Your doctor replaces the pellets about every 3-5 months to refresh the hormone supply, but your body naturally absorbs the old pellets.
What results can I expect with hormone replacement therapy?
Most men and women start to have symptom relief within about two days to two weeks. You check in with your physician periodically to review your symptoms and to adjust your treatment plan as necessary. You should experience improvements in many areas of your life, including more energy, higher libido, better sleep, and an improved mood.
Along with HRT, your doctor can also recommend lifestyle changes to help support hormone balance and your long-term health.
HRT is a precise process, and all the physicians at Oceanside Urology LLC are highly skilled in helping you achieve the best results. To learn more about hormone replacement therapy, call the office today or click to book an appointment online.