Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Do you suffer from depression, fatigue, mood swings, and/or lack of strength? Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may help solve your issues.

From an integrative medicine perspective, even if you are perfectly healthy, reproductive hormone levels decline during the aging process for both men and women. Evidence shows that replacing lost hormones improves quality of life and suggests reduced risk of chronic diseases.

Low-T, Hormone Replacement Therapy

Men With Low – T

Low serum testosterone, also known as hypogonadism or Andropause, affects roughly 39% of men over the age of 45. The prevalence of low testosterone increases with age. Researcher have found that the incidence of low testosterone increases from approximately 20% of men over 60, to 30% of men over 70 and 50% of men over 80 years of age.

Roughly 40% of men with high blood pressure and 40% of men with high cholesterol levels will have low testosterone levels. Additionally, approximately 50% of men with diabetes and 50% of obese men will have low testosterone.

Symptoms for Men

  • Hormone Replacement TherapyLow sex drive (libido)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue and poor energy level
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Hair loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Low sense of well-being

Testosterone replacement has been shown to improve a man’s energy, libido (sex drive), muscle mass, sleep, erections, energy level, and depressed mood. Testosterone replacement has been shown to also decrease body fat in men. There is data now to support that giving testosterone to a patient with low testosterone may increase their bone mineral density and decrease their risk for a bone fracture. It is important to realize that testosterone treatment is considered lifelong therapy, just like in other chronic conditions.

If a man has symptoms of low testosterone consulting with a medical professional is the only way to know if hormone replacement therapy is needed. By running medical testing to determine the cause, a course of treatment may outlined by our physicians to bring your hormones back into balance.

At Georgia Medical Treatment Center, we offer Hormone Replacement Therapy for both men and women. Call TODAY for your free consultation at 770-345-2000!

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Benefits for Women

Balanced hormones help the female body to process calcium (important for the strengthening of bone), aids in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, and keeps the vagina healthy.

Hormone imbalance can boost the risk of osteoporosis. By replenishing the body’s estrogen supply, replacement therapy can help relieve menopause symptoms and guard against osteoporosis.

Menopause

With the onset of menopause the amount of natural estrogen and progesterone the ovaries produce drops sharply. That, in turn, can lead to such symptoms as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, mood changes and sleep problems.

Although the average age of menopause onset is 51 and, in many women, the most severe symptoms often last for two to three years, there are no hard and fast rules about when a woman reaches menopause or about the duration of her symptoms.

Taking a low-dose treatment — thought to be the most effective way to get the benefit of balanced hormones while limiting the possible increased risks of heart disease and breast cancer identified by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) — for up to five years is reasonable.