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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Columbia, MD

As you age, your body slows down its production of reproductive hormones like estrogen and testosterone, which can lead to a hormone imbalance. At Metro Best Health Services, hormone replacement therapy is available to restore balance in your natural hormone levels. Milca Kaplan, CRNP, customizes a plan using synthetic hormone pills, patches, injections, or creams to help men and women relieve hot flashes, weight gain, low energy, and other symptoms. Call the Columbia, Maryland, office to schedule a consultation for hormone replacement therapy or book an appointment online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body that control many biological functions, including your body temperature, digestion, and sexual function. When your body doesn’t produce enough hormones, it can cause a hormone imbalance that triggers a range of disruptive symptoms.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that restores balance in your natural hormone levels using supplemental synthetic hormones. HRT is an effective way for men and women to find relief from hot flashes, anxiety, and sexual dysfunction that low hormone levels cause.

Metro Best Health Services offers hormone replacement therapy for adults. Milca customizes a care plan to rebalance your natural hormone levels and enhance overall wellness.

When should I consider hormone replacement therapy?

Many women going through the transition to menopause choose hormone replacement therapy to relieve uncomfortable symptoms. Menopause signals the end of your childbearing years when your periods stop for good. During this transition, your hormones fluctuate unpredictably and cause symptoms like:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal atrophy (tissue shrinking)
  • Weight gain

The natural aging process can also cause low testosterone (low T) in men. Insufficient testosterone can lead to loss of muscle mass, irritability, and sexual dysfunction.

Both men and women can also experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues due to a hormone imbalance.

If you experience any of these symptoms, Metro Best Health Services offers in-office blood tests to evaluate your hormone levels. 

What can I expect during hormone replacement therapy?

Supplemental synthetic hormones are available in several forms, including:

  • Pills
  • Patches
  • Injections
  • Creams, lotions, and gels

Milca can also implant bioidentical hormone pellets just under the surface of your skin. Pellets deliver a steady stream of hormones into your body over 3-5 months to provide lasting symptom relief.

It can take some time to find the right delivery method and dosage. Milca continues to monitor your progress with treatment during in-office or telehealth appointments and can make adjustments as needed.

If you’re not a candidate for HRT due to underlying health issues, Milca can recommend lifestyle changes, diet improvements, and other strategies to manage hormone imbalance symptoms. 

Call Metro Best Health Services to schedule a hormone replacement therapy consultation or book an appointment online today.