Hormone Therapy Replacement

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Forest Hills, NY

Hormone Therapy Replacement

Hormone Therapy Replacement services offered in Forest Hills, NY

If you’re tired of fatigue, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, or muscle loss due to hormone imbalance, you don’t have to live with these unwelcome signs of aging. At Wellness Med Art in Forest Hills, New York, the skilled specialists offer hormone replacement therapy to revitalize how you look and feel. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today.

Hormone Therapy Replacement Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that increases levels of specific hormones within your body, such as testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, and others. Hormone therapy is a painless, safe, highly effective treatment for many patients struggling with symptoms of menopause, erectile dysfunction (ED), and other bothersome signs of aging.

Examples of hormone therapy methods include pills, patches, injections, pellets, creams, gels, and vaginal applications for women.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

The hallmark symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Low sex drive
  • ED in men
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Depression
  • Hot flashes
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Appetite changes
  • Low bone density 

While you can’t always avoid hormone imbalance, adopting healthy lifestyle habits, maintaining an ideal body weight, and keeping stress levels low help reduce your risk. 

What can cause hormone imbalance?

While the exact cause of hormone imbalance isn't always clear, some things increase your chance of experiencing it. The common risk factors for low hormone levels include:

  • Aging
  • Menopause in women
  • Severe or ongoing stress
  • Medications
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Other underlying medical conditions
  • Tumors
  • Previous surgeries

Women who have had their ovaries surgically removed may choose hormone therapy to replace the hormones previously produced by the ovaries.

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

Your Wellness Med Art specialist determines if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy after discussing your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, and treatment preferences. They complete a physical exam and a blood test to assess your current hormone levels and develop a treatment that best matches your needs and lifestyle.  

What should I expect during hormone replacement therapy?

What you can expect during hormone replacement depends on which form of hormone therapy you choose. Your provider may insert a tiny pellet beneath your skin to release a steady stream of hormones into your body during the next several months.

You might take pills, wear patches on your skin, inject hormones into your body, or apply creams or gels directly to your skin. Women may place a ring, tablet, cream, or tiny insert into their vaginas to balance hormones using vaginal estrogen.

Follow up with your Wellness Med Art specialist every few months or as needed to renew a hormone therapy prescription, receive new hormone pellets, or ensure your hormones stay balanced long-term.

Call the office or use the online booking tab today to reap the benefits of hormone replacement therapy at Wellness Med Art.