Hormone Replacement Therapy

How It Works

Hormone Replacement Therapy FAQ

How It Works

Q: What is hormone replacement therapy?

A: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a powerful treatment designed to help men and women maintain their vitality and youthful vigor. As we age, our bodies start to produce fewer hormones, which can lead to a wide range of unpleasant symptoms, from fatigue and mood swings to reduced sexual function and weight gain.

At Advitam, HRT involves the use of naturally derived hormones (bio-identical hormones) to replace those that the body is no longer producing. By restoring hormone levels to their optimal balance, HRT can help to alleviate the symptoms of aging and improve overall quality of life.

Advitam uses only the highest quality bio-identical hormones and works closely with our patients to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to their personal health objectives. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals is dedicated to helping our patients achieve optimal health and well-being through the power of hormone replacement therapy.

Advitam offers hormone replacement therapy using bioidentical hormones, which come from plants but interact seamlessly with your own hormone receptors.

Q: What can hormone (testosterone) replacement therapy do for men?

A: Advitam offers testosterone replacement therapy and testosterone supplementation for men using bioidentical testosterone. This is the hormone that drives much of male development, including muscles, sex drive, and body hair growth.

Low testosterone is a prevalent condition in aging men but can also be the result of testicular injuries, certain health conditions, and emotional stress. Testosterone replacement and testosterone supplementation with bioidentical hormones can alleviate common low testosterone symptoms like:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Increased body fat
  • Reduced muscle mass and strength
  • Depression
  • Body hair loss 
  • Gynecomastia
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Fatigue

HRT can help to address these symptoms by restoring testosterone levels to a healthy range, which can increase energy levels, improve sexual function, enhance muscle mass, and reduce body fat. HRT may also improve bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis in men.

Q: What can hormone replacement therapy do for women?

A: As women age and approach menopause, the levels of estrogen and other hormones in their bodies begin to decline. This can cause a variety of symptoms, including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and difficulty sleeping. HRT can help to alleviate these symptoms by restoring hormone levels to their optimal balance.

After a body composition analysis and hormone blood work, your Advitam provider may recommend women’s hormone replacement therapy to:

  • Boost your sex drive
  • Ease vaginal dryness and irritation
  • Alleviate hot flashes and night sweats
  • Increase bone density
  • Reduce body fat mass

Bioidentical hormones are administered as pellets that go under your skin and gradually release hormones at a steady rate. Because of the slow release cycle, these pellets are only administered several times a year.

Call Advitam or schedule a consultation online to plan your personalized hormone replacement therapy today.