Women Benefits of HRT

Hormone Replacement Therapy For Women

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Hormone replacement therapy is highly effective to achieve comfort from all sorts of andropause symptoms; from depression, insomnia, and memory loss, to baldness, prostatic problems, and low libido. For instance, new research discovered that men could actually lose about 36 lbs. of andropausal weight gain after five years of testosterone replacement therapy, without even a specific diet plan or physical exercise. Luckily, our hormone replacement therapies can help you achieve similar-and ideally-even better results. We will assist you to improve your diet and activity level to properly support our HRT treatments targeting vital hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, thyroid, DHEA, and cortisol.

Since your body chemistry will be altered while you lose weight and make other changes in lifestyle, we will continue to run and monitor standard tests in the course of therapy to ensure that we are always supplying the most effective types and levels of hormones that you need to increase your health and vitality.

Testosterone by itself isn’t enough

You might have heard a lot about testosterone replacement as a solution to andropause symptoms. However, while it is true that testosterone should be addressed in HRT for men, it is not the only solution we will concentrate on during your treatment. Here’s why:

Your symptoms are actually the result of a complex interaction between various hormones, and in order to provide optimal health, we must not only raise testosterone to healthy levels but also achieve a balance with other hormones.
Just replacing testosterone without consideration for the impact on other hormones can put your well-being at risk. For example, some inexperienced doctors fail to account for estrogen conversion when replacing testosterone, which can result in an increased risk of prostate cancer. Others put all patients on estrogen blockers even if they don’t need them, which is also unhealthy.
When you entrust us with your HRT treatments, you don’t have to worry about these kinds of issues. Our medical team, which is comprised of credentialed medical professionals, will oversee all aspects of our hormone treatments and administration. Your fully customized treatment will be personalized according to your individual needs and requirements after reviewing the results of specific blood tests required and a recent physical exam.


Hormone replacement treatments, especially testosterone replacement, have helped men regain their youthful vitality, not just in the bedroom. Our male patients are very happy with the results and they report an overall increase in energy, stamina, strength, fitness, and overall well-being.

Here are just a few of the benefits that men have experienced from hormone replacement therapy:

* Improved concentration and focus
* Increased muscle strength, muscle mass, and body composition
* Healthier metabolism-increased ability to burn fat
* Stronger bone density
* Recharged sexual potency and libido
* Reduced cholesterol levels
* More robust energy, stamina, and endurance
* Stabilized mood and emotional state

Can HRT Also Be Useful For Women?

Women with menopausal symptoms are seen by our specialists now more than ever. Those women’s lives have been detrimentally impacted by their symptoms. Most of them are experiencing menopausal symptoms and are confused and often worried about taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It has been estimated that only about one in four women who might take advantage of HRT actually take it.
When we ask women what may be the most common menopausal symptoms they can expect to have, they all mention hot flushes and night time sweats. However, very few realize that fatigue, reduced mood, urinary symptoms, decreased sex drive and even joint pains can be associated with their menopause. They also believe that their symptoms will simply last for a few months or maybe a year and then will be better once they have “gone through their menopause”. However, symptoms generally last far longer than this – over fifty percent of women have symptoms seven years after their first hot flush.

So what exactly is HRT good for if you are a woman? HRT helps to strengthen your bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis which is quite common in women as they grow older. Taking HRT can reduce your risk of heart attacks and stroke. Many women report that taking HRT enhances their mood, sleep and general quality of life. They also notice they are able to think more clearly and usually have more vitality. As lack of estrogen could affect hair and skin, taking HRT can lead to their hair becoming thicker and skin being less dry and looking healthier.

Also, the most common reason why women are scared of taking HRT is the increased risk of breast cancer which is actually very small, if any. Several studies have shown there is not actually a link between using HRT and breast cancer. At worst, the potential risks of HRT and breast cancer are similar to the risks of drinking 2 or 3 glasses of wine every night and are less than being very overweight or obese, or not performing physical exercise.

There is a very small possibility of clots when taking HRT tablets; however, taking estrogen as a patch or gel does not raise the risk of clots.

Obviously, HRT is not the only answer to women reaching their 50’s; regular exercise, consuming less coffee and alcohol, and improved diet with reduced carbohydrates are beneficial and should be integrated.

So if you are experiencing any symptoms of menopause you should call our experts at Optimal Health to review your hormone levels and consider the many benefits of taking HRT.

  • More robust energy, stamina, and endurance
  • Stabilized mood and emotional state

Can HRT Also Be Useful For Women?

Women with menopausal symptoms are seen by our specialists now more than ever. Those women’s lives have been detrimentally impacted by their symptoms. Most of them are experiencing menopausal symptoms and are confused and often worried about taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It has been estimated that only about one in four women who might take advantage of HRT actually take it.

When we ask women what may be the most common menopausal symptoms they can expect to have, they all mention hot flushes and nighttime sweats. However, very few realize that fatigue, reduced mood, urinary symptoms, decreased sex drive and even joint pains can be associated with their menopause. They also believe that their symptoms will simply last for a few months or maybe a year and then will be better once they have “gone through their menopause”. However, symptoms generally last far longer than this – over fifty percent of women have symptoms seven years after their first hot flush.

So what exactly is HRT good for if you are a woman? HRT helps to strengthen your bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis which is quite common in women as they grow older. Taking HRT can reduce your risk of heart attacks and stroke. Many women report that taking HRT enhances their mood, sleep and general quality of life. They also notice they are able to think more clearly and usually have more vitality. As lack of estrogen could affect hair and skin, taking HRT can lead to their hair becoming thicker and skin being less dry and looking healthier.

Also, the most common reason why women are scared of taking HRT is the increased risk of breast cancer which is actually very small, if any. Several studies have shown there is not actually a link between using HRT and breast cancer. At worst, the potential risks of HRT and breast cancer are similar to the risks of drinking 2 or 3 glasses of wine every night and are less than being very overweight or obese, or not performing physical exercise.

There is a very small possibility of clots when taking HRT tablets; however, taking estrogen as a patch or gel does not raise the risk of clots.

Obviously, HRT is not the only answer to women reaching their 50’s; regular exercise, consuming less coffee and alcohol, and improved diet with reduced carbohydrates are beneficial and should be integrated.

So if you are experiencing any symptoms of menopause you should call our experts at Optimal Health to review your hormone levels and consider the many benefits of taking HRT.

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