Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy For Men Q & A
What is hormone replacement therapy for men?
Hormone replacement therapy for men is a way of increasing testosterone levels, which decline naturally as you age. Having low testosterone can lead to a lot of inconvenient or downright disruptive symptoms, which, over time, can have a major impact on your well-being.
Your testosterone levels start decreasing as early as your 20s, but that doesn’t mean you need hormone replacement therapy at that time or possibly ever. Instead, you should consider scheduling a consultation at Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance if your symptoms disrupt your sleep, sex life, concentration, or mood.
Testosterone, the male sex hormone, plays many roles in bodily functions and processes. It helps you build muscle mass, develop sexually, metabolize the food you eat, and maintain bone density. That’s why a significant drop in levels can have such an impact on your life.
What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men?
Hormone replacement therapy for men carries many potential benefits for those with particularly low testosterone. Significant benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men include:
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased energy
- Better sexual performance and libido
- Reduced depression
- Reduced anxiety
- Weight control
- Less bad cholesterol and more good cholesterol
- Lower risk of diabetes
- Lower risk of heart disease
- Better sleep
By taking bioidentical hormones, you may reduce your need for various prescription medications that treat only the symptoms and not the underlying cause, which is low testosterone. Dr. Revilla can help you go over the full list of possible hormone therapy benefits when you come in for your initial consultation at Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance.
How do I take my hormones?
At Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance, Dr. Revilla offers BioTE® bioidentical hormones in the form of pellets, which he places under your skin. Over the course of a few months, those pellets release a steady and consistent stream of testosterone directly into your bloodstream.
Unlike other methods of male hormone replacement, pellets do not cause your hormone levels to fluctuate irregularly. You don’t have to worry about taking or applying your hormones daily, and you don’t need to visit the office for 52-104 injections over the course of a single year.
Synthetic hormone shots can also increase your risk for heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism. Bioidentical hormone pellets don’t carry that same risk.
To schedule your consultation for hormone replacement therapy for men, request an appointment over the phone or online at Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance today.
Hormone replacement therapy for women improves symptoms of menopause that can start to have a larger impact on your life than you might expect. At Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance in Key Biscayne, Florida, Dr. Ricardo Revilla, uses BioTE® bioidentical hormone pellets for hormone replacement therapy, so you only have to visit a few times a year. Schedule your hormone replacement therapy consultation over the phone or online today.
Hormone Replacement Therapy For Women Q & A
What is hormone replacement therapy for women?
Hormone replacement therapy for women is a treatment during which you take the hormones estrogen, progestin (a synthetic form of progesterone), or both in order to lower symptoms of menopause. You may also need testosterone hormone replacement as its production declines with age too.
You get symptoms leading up to and after menopause because your sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone, fluctuate a lot and drop when your ovaries stop making as much as before.
The loss of estrogen and progesterone has such an influence on your well-being because those hormones, and many others in your body, play important roles in functions like regulating your mood, sleep, metabolism, and vaginal health.
At the Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance, Dr. Revilla helps you decide which type of hormones you should take and how you should take them. He supervises you as you take the lowest possible dose of hormones for as little time as possible to experience relief from your symptoms.
What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for women?
Taking hormones as you transition into menopause can relieve a multitude of symptoms that tend to come with the change. Along with reducing symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, hormone replacement therapy for women can:
- Improve sleep
- Regulate mood
- Improve vaginal lubrication
- Lower the risk of heart attack and diabetes
- Reduce or reverse osteoporosis
- Reduce breast cancer risk
- Improve sexual performance and libido
- Improve skin health and hydration
For some women, the symptoms that come with the transition into menopause aren’t enough to affect day-to-day life and satisfaction. If your symptoms are starting to have a large impact on your overall well-being, Dr. Revilla can help you decide if hormone replacement therapy is the right choice for you.
How do I take my hormones?
Dr. Revilla offers BioTE® bioidentical hormones in the form of pellets. During a minor in-office procedure, he makes a small incision under your skin and implants the pellet. The pellet gradually and consistently releases hormones, which are absorbed directly into your bloodstream. A single pellet can last for 3-4 months.
Hormone pellets have a number of benefits over other hormone replacement options. You don’t need to visit the Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance regularly for injections throughout the year or take a pill every day. Instead, you can visit just 3-4 times for pellet placement yearly. You also don’t need to apply a cream to your skin daily or worry about transferring it onto others.
To schedule a consultation for hormone replacement therapy for women, book an appointment over the phone or online at the Center for Wellness and Hormonal Balance today.
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