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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Hawthorne, CA

If you’ve generally been feeling unwell lately, with symptoms like insomnia, sweating, and mood changes, you might have a hormone imbalance that can benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Khoi Vu, MD, provides safe and natural hormone replacement therapy at Revitalife Medical Center in Hawthorne, California. To find out if you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy of any kind, call Revitalife Medical Center or book an appointment online today.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment for various hormone imbalances, which become more likely as you age. Multiple types of hormone imbalance can occur for several reasons: You might have them because of medications, stress, menopause, or a medical condition such as a tumor. 

Natural and bioidentical hormones can treat your deficiency with minimal side effects and risks. Bioidentical hormones come from natural sources like plants and interact seamlessly with your body’s hormone receptors. 

At Revitalife Medical Center, your provider reviews your hormone options, including topical products, pellets that go under your skin, and injections. They ensure you stay consistent with taking your hormones, so you don’t experience any unexpected fluctuations. 

Who can benefit from hormone replacement therapy?

HRT treats low hormone levels associated with aging and other influential factors. When you treat a deficiency, you restore the hormone levels in your body to more youthful levels, so you feel better and function efficiently.  

Hormones are responsible for controlling many processes in your body, including metabolism, growth and development, and reproduction. When any of them are out of balance, an array of symptoms can happen. Some of the most common symptoms associated with hormone imbalances are:

  • Low libido and other sexual dysfunctions, like erectile dysfunction
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Increased hunger or thirst
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dry skin
  • Depression
  • Sweating
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Hair loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Gynecomastia
  • Insomnia

You might not register these symptoms individually as indicative of something wrong, but the more symptoms you experience, the more apparent it becomes. A hormone blood test at Revitalife Medical Center can identify or rule out a deficiency. 

Which hormones are available for hormone replacement therapy?

Many hormones can fall out of balance and cause unpleasant symptoms. Different hormone imbalances cause different symptoms because every hormone plays a unique role in your body. Hormones you can replace with HRT include:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Human growth hormone (HGH)
  • Cortisol
  • Melatonin
  • Pregnenolone
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Menopause, which is a common reason why some women pursue HRT, happens when your ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone. It’s common to experience uncomfortable symptoms as you approach the end of your monthly menstrual cycle. HRT might not be right for everyone based on medical history, but your provider can make sure it’s the best approach to resolve your symptoms.

Call Revitalife Medical Center or schedule an appointment online to find out if you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy today.