Hormone production changes as you get older, causing many of the symptoms associated with the aging process like weight gain and a low libido. Hormone replacement therapy is one of the progressive treatments available at MyJourneyMD in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Kristen Williams, MD, MPH offers hormone replacement therapy in-office. Call the office or schedule your telehealth consultation online today.
Hormones are tiny chemicals made in your endocrine glands. These chemicals travel through your bloodstream, telling various organs and organ systems what to do. Your hormones influence many body functions including:
When hormone levels are in balance, your body functions like it should. However, any change in hormone production can have a significant effect on your physical and mental well-being.
Production of sex hormones declines as you get older, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Changes in sex hormone levels cause many of the health-related problems people associate with aging.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps restore hormone balance, easing these symptoms and improving overall health and well-being. MyJourneyMD is a concierge medicine practice that provides integrative, goal-driven medicine and offers HRT to promote healthy aging.
Dr. Williams determines if you’re a candidate for HRT after a comprehensive evaluation. She may consider you a candidate for HRT if you have symptoms indicating changes in sex hormone production, such as:
Before prescribing hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Williams runs lab work to check your hormone levels. If you have hormone-related symptoms and low hormone levels, then you may benefit from HRT.
Dr. Williams may not consider you a candidate for HRT if you have a history of blood clots, certain types of cancer (breast cancer), or liver disease.
Dr. Williams customizes your hormone replacement therapy to match your specific hormonal needs. She may provide your therapy as a pill, injection, patch, or cream. Some forms of hormone replacement therapy also come as a tiny pellet that gets placed under your skin.
Once you start HRT at MyJourneyMD, Dr. Williams schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your symptoms and hormone levels, adjusting your plan as needed. She uses the Fullscript™ wellness platform to provide ongoing education and support.
To see if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, call MyJourneyMD or schedule a Telemedicine consultation online today.