Hormone Replacement Therapy
As you become older, your body’s hormone levels gradually decrease as part of the normal aging process. Weight gain, low energy, and low sex drive are some common side effects of hormonal imbalances that can reduce your quality of life and increase your risk of a range of serious health and medical conditions.
At OB/GYN Associates of Alabama, we offer bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT is a safe, effective method of improving your hormonal balance in a natural way without the risks and side effects that come with many conventional hormone replacement therapies.
Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy re-balances hormone levels that begin to decline as part of the aging process. The advantages of optimal hormone levels include:
Hormone Replacement Therapy FAQs
HRT pellets are made from natural plant products. The blend of estrogen or testosterone from HRT pellets mirrors the same molecular structure as the hormones in your body. At OB/GYN Associates of Alabama, we have had extremely high patient satisfaction rates with HRT pellets. For more information about this treatment option, schedule a consultation today.
Most patients see improvements within the first two to three weeks following their first therapy. However, it can take up to eight weeks to feel the full effects of HRT. Your doctor will monitor your progress and suggest a dosage and frequency schedule based on your needs.
HRT has been highly beneficial for many of our patients, but it may not be suitable for everyone. Hormone replacement therapies do carry a possibility of increased blood clots or risk for cancer. At OB/GYN Associates of Alabama, our providers will closely monitor your body’s responses and can address any concerns you may have.