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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Ashland, KY

Up to 6 million American women and men are currently undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The safe and effective procedure can restore your hormone levels to balance, reduce uncomfortable symptoms, and improve your quality of life. At AIM Wellness, hormone replacement therapy specialist Jeannine Parikh, MD, offers BioTE® implantable pellets to women and men for hormonal imbalances. To make an appointment, call the office in Ashland, Kentucky, or book online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an anti-aging treatment, designed to restore fluctuating hormone levels to balance. There are several types of hormone replacement therapy, but AIM Wellness is a BioTE-certified provider. BioTE is a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that uses implantable pellets.

Your AIM Wellness provider inserts one (or more) pellets into a small incision in your upper buttocks. After the placement procedure, the pellet releases hormones like estrogen or testosterone into your bloodstream.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy provides an effective and minimally invasive way to reduce uncomfortable symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Low libido
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Memory loss
  • Poor sleep

Some research even suggests that hormone replacement therapy reduces your risk of more serious health problems, like diabetes, cataracts, and tooth loss. 

Who is a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

You might be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy if you’re experiencing negative side effects associated with menopause or low testosterone –– two common problems caused by the natural aging process. 

If your symptoms affect your quality of life, keep you from activities you love, or disrupt your ability to get a restful night’s sleep, hormone replacement therapy might also benefit you.

After a review of your medical records, a discussion of your symptoms, and a series of lab tests, your AIM Wellness provider can determine if it’s the right treatment.

When will I experience results from hormone replacement therapy?

Results from hormone replacement therapy depends on several factors, including your age and the severity of your symptoms. Some people experience relief within 72 hours, but for others, it takes up to three weeks*. 

Be patient, follow your provider’s instructions, and attend each of your checkups. Over the course of treatment, AIM Wellness monitors your progress and adjusts your care plan as necessary.

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Hormone replacement therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated, but it can present symptoms. For example, during the first few weeks of treatment, it’s normal to experience acne, bloating, and fatigue. These and other side effects should subside as your body adjusts to the BioTE hormones.

To explore the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, make an appointment at AIM Wellness, by calling the office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary 

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