Hormone Replacement Therapy aims balance testosterone, progesterone and estrogen through the use of therapies such as injections, patches, topical solutions or supplements. Women typically opt for HRT treatments at the onslaught of menopause, while men may choose HRT in their 40’s or 50’s to increase testosterone levels. The field of HRT is very different for men and women respectively, and therefore must be address uniquely to both based on their physiological symptoms and needs.
Testosterone Therapy may be administered in 3 basic ways: intramuscular injections, patches, or topical gel. All of these therapies require a doctor’s approval and oversight to ensure you are receiving the exact dose of supplementation ideal for your needs. For women, Estrogen or Progesterone Therapy is typically administered orally via supplements, or may be administered through creams, a vaginal ring or patches. Each remedy is beneficial for different needs, and a consultation is required to determine which will best to balance your unique issues. That’s why we offer an introductory HRT Assessment, which includes a full physical, bloodwork panel and collaborative review of your unique physiology in order to prescribe the optimal regimen for your needs.
At Basis Medical, your Hormone Replacement Therapy journey begins first with our HRT Assessment: an individualized consultation with our medical team to uncover your exact needs. We do this by administering a comprehensive physical examination, gathering your bloodwork panel and discussing a comprehensive review of your unique physiology. From there, our team will prescribe you with a unique protocol to help regulate your internal hormone makeup in order to restore optimal balance of your testosterone, estrogen or progesterone (respectively for men and women).
Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone in the male body that diminishes over time, with age. Testosterone is responsible for several bodily functions within men, including sexual development, reproductive functioning, building muscle, maintaining a healthy red blood cell count and bone density.
Testosterone supplementation is believed to help delay the natural aging process in men. If your natural testosterone levels are low, opting to go on a Testosterone Therapy regimen may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Hormone Replacement Therapy is typically used to treat women who are experiencing symptoms of menopause. Menopause is a natural process within the aging spectrum for all women, which typically happens sometime in their 40’s and 50’s, with the median age of inception at 52. Menopause can last anywhere from 7-14 years, and is totally dependent on the physiology of the person and their medical history. Menopause typically comes with a range of symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes and memory fluctuations as well as bone density loss. However, there can be a range in severity of these symptoms. Hormone Replacement Therapy, therefore, can be an excellent solution to help diminish or subdue these typically unavoidable conditions of menopause.
Some studies have found that HRT Therapy may also improve muscle function, reduce the risk of heart failure and heart attacks, reduce mortality among younger postmenopausal people, and prevent skin aging, in some people, when used cautiously.
Basis Medical is open 6 days a week, from 8:30am – 7pm Monday thru Friday, and from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays. To schedule an appointment at our Palm Beach Gardens or Delray Beach office, please call 561-775-4900.