Find Balance with Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy
As we age, we start producing lower amounts of vital hormones, which can lead to lower energy levels, weight gain, and other negative symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy is designed to help restore hormonal balance and improve a patient's quality of life. To begin hormone replacement therapy, we will place very small implants underneath the skin. These implants contain tiny pellets of estrogen or testosterone hormones that are consistently released over time. The procedure takes only a few minutes and patients can resume normal activities immediately. Dr. Matthew St. Laurent will custom-tailor your therapy based on your unique hormonal needs.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefits
Hormone replacement therapy with Dr. St. Laurent is safe and minimally invasive, and patients can avoid many of the side effects experienced with the use of synthetic hormones. If you suffer from menopause and andropause, hormone replacement therapy can alleviate many related symptoms. Since therapy can strengthen bones, it is often recommended for patients with a family history of osteoporosis. Other benefits include improved mental clarity and focus, elevated mood, and increased energy levels. No follow-up visits are required between sessions, and patients can experience longer-lasting results than other hormone treatments.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Candidates
Good candidates for hormone replacement therapy are women experiencing the symptoms of menopause and men dealing with the effects of andropause. Menopausal symptoms for women include hot flashes, night sweats, decreased sex drive, and other uncomfortable side effects. Andropause refers to the period when aging men experience lower testosterone levels, which can result in fatigue, weight gain, decreased sex drive, and other effects. Dr. St. Laurent will learn more about your medical history, medications, and symptoms to determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.