How to Know if Hormonal Replacement Therapy Is Right for You

As you age, many changes go on in your body. One of the biggest changes involves your hormones, which play a vital part in the overall functionality of your body. Getting older means your natural production of hormones starts slowing down, triggering a number side effects.

The only way to know if hormone replacement therapy is right for you is to come in for a medical evaluation so Dr. Meisenberg can assess your unique situation. Let’s look at some of the basics about hormones and how imbalances may affect health in both men and women.

How hormone changes affect women

Hormone changes are common through the different phases of a woman’s life during puberty, pregnancy, and especially during the journey to and through menopause. Because your body isn’t producing estrogen and other vital hormones as effectively as it did in your youth, you experience a number of issues that interfere with your health and wellness.

Common symptoms of a hormonal imbalance in women include:

For some women, these symptoms can be a minor nuisance, while others have symptoms so severe that they reduce your quality of life.

Hormone loss in men

Men also experience a reduction in hormone production, particularly the male hormone testosterone. When hormone levels are even a little bit off balance, you may experience a variety of symptoms that are both concerning and frustrating.

Common signs of a hormone imbalance in men include:

Sexual side effects of a hormone imbalance are also common, including a low sex drive and erectile dysfunction.

How hormone replacement therapy can help

Dr. Meisenberg offers customized bioidentical hormone replacement plans for both men and women here at Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery. To determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment with hormones, he first reviews your medical history and the severity of your symptoms.

A blood test is also necessary to evaluate your hormone levels and ensure other underlying medical conditions aren’t causing your symptoms.

If a hormone imbalance is detected, hormone replacement therapy may be an ideal treatment option. It can take time to find the right dosage and delivery method to replace your hormones but Dr. Meisenberg works with you every step of the way to resolve your symptoms and restore your quality of life.

How bioidentical hormone replacement therapy works

Bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to the hormones your body makes naturally, except they come from plant sources. This type of therapy also uses a pellet delivery system to ensure you receive a steady, reliable supply of necessary hormones. Pellets are injected just under the surface of the skin in the upper buttocks. The procedure takes just a few minutes.

Men with low testosterone can benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to balance out their levels.

For women struggling with the loss of estrogen and testosterone, bioidentical hormone therapy is available to resolve symptoms and keep your system nicely balanced.

While a full evaluation of your health is the best way to determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you, you may want to consider the many benefits of this treatment if you’re having difficulties dealing with the symptoms that result from a hormonal imbalance.

If you live in or around the Brooklyn area of New York City, schedule your evaluation today using the online booking feature or by calling the office to learn more about hormone replacement therapy.

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