Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is remarkable because it is both adaptable and revolutionary; its usefulness is not limited to the treatment of menopausal symptoms alone. HRT emerges as a ray of hope for people undergoing hormonal imbalance due to a wide range of causes, including pharmaceutical reactions, intense physical training, and certain medical disorders.
Conditions Helped with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has many uses beyond just alleviating menopausal symptoms. Despite its common association with this demographic, it’s important to remember that HRT can help a far wider range of individuals. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help people whose hormones are unbalanced and are experiencing:
- Adverse effects of medication
- Intense sports training (like that of endurance athletes)
- Medication reactions
- Thyroid disorders
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Weight Management
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder
- Natural aging process
- Adrenal Insufficiency
- Gender Dysmorphia
- Growth Hormone Deficiency
- Fertility Issues
Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatments
Our providers will work closely with you to evaluate your medical and mental health history to understand the symptoms you are experiencing and your health goals. Next, we will test your hormone levels to determine the right HRT and dosage to help provide better mental and physical health. Hormones can change frequently so your provider will meet with you and continue to test regularly so that you are at optimum therapeutic levels.
Hormone replacement therapy may include estrogen and progesterone but can go far beyond those to familiar HRT therapies. One of the therapeutic options we provide for our patients is testosterone replacement therapy. It has been proven to be effective in both men and women for a wide variety of symptoms.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy and its Effect on Men’s Mental Health
Low levels of testosterone have been linked to a host of negative mental and physical health symptoms in males. Some symptoms caused by low testosterone levels are fatigue, depression, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating. It is thought that it impacts the brain and cognitive processing because it is a neuroactive steroid. Testosterone Replacement Therapy has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms, improve mood, and give men a revitalized sense of vitality and energy.
Replacement for Women
Despite its stereotypical association with men, the hormone testosterone is crucial to the well-being of women as well. It is significance in preserving physical and mental well-being, making it a vital aspect in our hormone replacement treatments.
Benefits of Testosterone for Women
Testosterone, which is produced in women by the ovaries and the adrenal glands in lower quantities, is essential for healthy sexual development but also impacts other physical things in a woman’s body such as:
- bone density
- mental clarity
- skin quality
- muscle tone
- joint health
Many women are seeking HRT options to improve mental and physical health overall. Research has shown that low doses of testosterone can help women struggling with exhaustion, depression, thinning skin, aching joints, mental fog, and cognitive decline.
Seeking Individualized Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Therapy Replacement is not limited to menopausal men and women. There are a wide variety of conditions that can be managed with the proper HRT. Your Provider will consult, test, and discuss your options with you to develop a regimen that is individualized for you. Mental and Physical health is specific to each person and your treatment options should be too. Our Staff consists of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, licensed therapists, perinatal care providers, and more. We will collaborate to find you the relief you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
about Hormone Replacement Therapy
Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or if you would like a more in-depth, individual consultation on Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Providers Who Work With This Condition
Amanda provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, and BCBS. Amanda is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota before going on to become a Registered Nurse and PMHNP. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.
Ellen provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. She accepts Aetna, UHC, Cigna, and BCBS. Ellen is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She joined Wellness Psychiatry in November 2022 with the goal of providing compassionate, evidence-based care to a wide variety of patients.
Jordan provides care in our Lakewood office and virtually. Jordan’s passion lies in caring for individuals throughout all stages of life, with a distinctive focus on pregnant and postpartum women, those facing the challenges of infertility or perinatal loss, and individuals dealing with premenstrual or perimenopausal mood changes. Additionally, she finds great fulfillment in supporting assigned female at birth adolescents who are navigating the complexities of mood fluctuations, grappling with academic performance challenges, or experiencing a combination of both.