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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, just a few: natural hormone fluxes (puberty, menstruation, puberty, pregnancy, lactase, menopause), intense physical training, and certain medical disorders. Hormonal fluctuations can trigger or cause psychiatric symptoms.

Conditions Helped with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Despite its common association with this demographic, it’s important to remember that HRT can help a far wider range of individuals. Hormone treatment (HRT) can help people whose hormones are unbalanced and are experiencing:

  • Depressive mood (feeling down, sad, on the verge of tears, lack of drive)

  • Irritability (mood swings, feeling aggressive, angers easily)

  • Anxiety (inner restlessness, feeling panicky, feeling nervous, inner tension)

  • Sleep problems (difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early)

  • Sweating or hot flashes (night sweats or increased episodes of sweating)

  • Sexual problems (change in sexual desire, sexual activity, orgasm and/or satisfaction)
  • Difficulties with memory and concentration

  • Hair loss, thinning or change in texture of hair

  • Feeling cold all the time or have cold hands or feet

  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight despite diet and exercise

  • Dry skin

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 testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and/or a thyroid hormone. 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.

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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.

Testosterone Therapy
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:

  • libido
  • vitality
  • 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

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a method of treating hormone deficiency or imbalance brought on by aging, health issues, sports training, and genetics.

Who can benefit from HRT?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not just for those going through menopause; it can also help those who are having hormonal imbalances as a result of natural hormone fluxes (puberty, menstruation, puberty, pregnancy, lactase, menopause), intense physical training, and certain medical disorders. HRT programs can be adapted to meet the needs of both men and women.

What forms does HRT come in?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be taken in pill, patch, gel, cream, pellet, or injection form. Every patient has their own individualized plan for administration after consulting with your provider. Wellness Psychiatry most often uses creams due to tolerability and fewer side effects. Should a patient be interested in a different form we are happy to discuss or coordinate care if necessary.

Can HRT help with mental health issues?

Yes, TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy), in particular, has shown to help with symptoms of sadness, anxiety, and irritability in both men and women. In addition, treating hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone can treat symptoms of depression, fatigue, difficulty thinking and focusing.

Are there any side effects associated with HRT?

Some individuals may have adverse effects such as bloating, breast soreness, or headaches. However, after a time of adjusting, those symptoms typically fade away.

How long does it take to see results from HRT?

It may take a few weeks for the effects of HRT to become apparent, and it may take at least three months of treatment for some people to evaluate notice the full impact.

Is HRT suitable for long-term treatment?

The length of time someone is on HRT depends on their specific condition. The duration and success of treatment are maximized when patients consult with healthcare providers on a regular basis.

How is the dosage determined for HRT?

Weight, age, medical history, blood tests, current symptoms are used to calculate an individual’s optimal HRT dosage. Dosage adjustments can be made as needed with the help of regular monitoring.

Can HRT be used to treat conditions other than menopause?

Absolutely. Mood disorders, lethargy, and low libido are just some of the symptoms that can be helped by HRT, which is a very adaptable treatment for hormonal imbalances.

How do I know if HRT is right for me?

Consulting with a healthcare practitioner is the best method to discover if HRT is suited for your specific needs and health status.

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

Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider Amanda Farell
Amanda Farrell

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.

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Wellness Psychiatry Therapy Provider ellen hughes
Ellen Hughes

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.

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