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Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe? For people entering midlife who are not feeling their best, with anything appearing to help, it may be time to consider hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This is a treatment regimen that typically supplements estrogen and/or progesterone for women — or testosterone for men — to restore healthy hormone levels and balance. While hormone replacement therapy has been available since the 1960s, the use of synthetic hormones and their potential for causing serious side effects has fueled considerable controversy. But the increasing availability of bioidentical hormones, which possess the same molecular structure as the hormones produced by the body, and better methods for delivering hormones to the bloodstream, has led to the development of much safer and more effective HRT. When to Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Symptoms to Look for Lab tests are required to confirm or rule out low hormone levels or imbalances, but […]

If you’re searching for a hormone therapy clinic in Tampa and you’re interested in working with a practice that takes a functional medicine approach to healthcare, then this post is for you. Here at BioDesign Wellness Center, we’ve spent years studying, training, and writing about hormone replacement therapy, and since we’re focused on the root causes of chronic illness, our approach to treatment tends to be more comprehensive than that offered at a traditional doctor’s office. First, we’d like to offer some background about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or simply hormone therapy (HT), which doctors have been prescribing to women since the early 1940s. HRT is prescribed to relieve menopausal symptoms, including menstrual cramps, hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. It also protects against age-related health conditions, such as heart disease, certain types of cancer, and osteoporosis. In fact, by 1992, Premarin became the top-prescribed drug in the U.S.,

When it comes to female libido, sex drive, and performance, the prevalence of advertisements for products addressing erectile dysfunction and low testosterone lead many to believe that these issues belong exclusively to males. Unfortunately, females are just as susceptible to sex drive and performance issues. Not all females are as oversexed as the lead characters in Sex and the City or Cosmo contributors who freely share stories about their sexual exploits and sizzling romances. Many women and others with female physiology suddenly realize that sex is no longer pleasurable, or they just aren’t as interested in it as they once were. Is that a problem? Well, it could be. Not only does this issue have the potential to significantly lower your quality of life, but it can also be symptomatic of an underlying hormonal imbalance. And it can actually cause or worsen such an imbalance. Believe it or not, orgasms

The history of Hormone Replacement Therapy from a medical doctor’s perspective.

At BioDesign Wellness, pellet therapy is now offered on our existing menu of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) options. Choices for HRT now include: Pellets (mainly for women), surgically inserted just below the skin every three to five months. (Note: While we often recommend a different approach for men, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy through the delivery of pellets placed just below the skin is available.) Capsules, taken orally by prescription Topical creams Injections Your choice depends primarily on personal preference. Many women who can benefit from HRT opt for pellets to avoid taking medication daily, but capsules, creams, patches, and injections have their own advantages, as you’ll see later in this post. Do I Need Hormone Replacement Therapy? We take a conservative approach to HRT for both women and men. First, we seek to understand and then address any underlying health issues that may be hindering you from feeling your absolute

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