Is Hormone Replacement Right for You?

Hormone replacement therapy is a longstanding treatment for menopausal symptoms. It works by supplementing certain hormones to make up for low levels of those hormones in the body. For many women, this approach can alleviate their symptoms for a higher quality of life. 

Hormones After Menopause

After menopause, the female body naturally stops or significantly decreases the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. This drop-in hormone levels can also occur after the ovaries have been surgically removed or as a side effect of some cancer treatments. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Menopause Symptoms

In hormone replacement therapy, estrogen and progesterone (as well as testosterone and/or DHEA, in some cases) are supplemented to relieve the patient’s symptoms. Symptoms that result from low levels of these hormones include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Headaches
  • Night sweats
  • Racing heart
  • Joint pain
  • Mood changes
  • Insomnia
  • Leg cramps
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Skin texture changes

When To Consider Hormone Replacement

The severity of menopausal symptoms varies from woman to woman. Many women experience only mild menopause symptoms and can manage them without treatment. However, for women with symptoms that are disrupting their daily lives, hormone replacement therapy could be a good option. 

Examples of situations that may call for hormone therapy include:

  • Moderate to severe menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal symptoms
  • Early menopause (before the age of 45)
  • Surgical removal of the ovaries
  • Lost ovarian function
  • Prevention of osteoporosis when other treatments aren’t effective

There are different forms of hormone therapy, including pills, skin patches, gels, rings, and creams. Your doctor can prescribe the right dosage of hormones for your needs. 

If you’re experiencing symptoms of menopause or estrogen deficiency, schedule an appointment at Florida Wellness Medical Group. Our trained physicians can help implement a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.

What’s Hormone Therapy? 3 Powerful Things It Can Do For Your Body

Hormone TherapyAs you age, your body produces fewer hormones and eventually stops making certain ones. While these hormones might have caused acne and anxiety as a teenager, they have actually helped you throughout life.

Certain hormones help you bounce back from stress placed on your body while offering specific benefits to your overall health. Without these hormones, it’s hard to feel and look as good as you want to. Some people are turning to hormone therapy to help.

Hormone replacement therapy uses a variety of medications and treatments to maintain hormone levels and keep you going, so you don’t have to feel held back by your body.

Check out these three ways hormone therapy could help you.   

#1) Assist with Weight Loss

Weight gain and hormone levels are closely related. As you age, your body starts to lose muscle mass, which means your metabolism slows down and your body starts to convert more food into fat. The slower metabolism is further affected by lower estrogen levels, a hormone which controls body weight. As these hormones decrease, weight gain increases.

Plus, hormone imbalances can lead to lower energy levels, hurting any motivation to get up, move around, and work out. Weight gain caused by hormones isn’t just correlated to aging. Hormone imbalances can negatively affect young people as well.  

This is where hormone therapy comes in. By increasing hormones like estrogen and seeing which hormones you need, we can help you slow the weight gain process and increase your energy levels to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

#2) Reduce Menopause Symptoms

Many women start hormone therapy as they enter menopause as a way to reduce or relieve their symptoms.

Hormone therapy has been proven to help symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats. While hormone therapy can reduce annoying symptoms like these, it can also help with more severe symptoms.

For example, reducing menopause-include bone loss can also reduce the chances that a woman develops osteoporosis as she ages.

#3) Improve Mood and Sense of Well-Being

Hormone therapy doesn’t just improve your physical symptoms, it can also help you mentally.

Hormone imbalances affect each person differently. Some people might be more tired and irritable, while others can experience severe depression symptoms. While hormone therapy isn’t a cure-all for mental health, many people report having an improved mood and better sense of well-being during and after treatment.

This goes to show how much your hormones can impact your life. If a hormone imbalance makes you feel depressed, you are more likely to be sluggish and not want to work out. This can cause weight gain and increase insecurities and depression. Your bodily systems are connected through the chemicals and hormones flowing through you.  

See If Hormone Therapy Is Right For You

Everyone has their own hormone needs and balances. Talk to a specialist if you are having a hard time losing weight or feel like menopause has pushed your hormones to unhealthy levels. Matrix Hormones, our sister company, might be able to help you.   

Matrix Hormones treats hormone imbalances and deficiencies related to sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, etc.), erectile dysfunction, thyroid, adrenals, autoimmune issues, nutritional deficiencies, weight loss, and more.

To get you started, Matrix Hormones is waiving all startup and doctor fees for new patients. To make an appointment, call 813-833-5762 or email Ken Marple at