Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Integrative Medical NY

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Functional and Holistic Medicine located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Imbalanced hormones can lead to fatigue, weight gain, and loss of sex drive. At Integrative Medical NY in New York City, hormone replacement therapy is a way to supplement your body with the building blocks it needs to stay vibrant, energized, and balanced. Learn more by booking a consultation with a functional and holistic medicine expert. Call to get started or schedule a session online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Integrative Medical NY

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that can resolve menopause symptoms or other age-related problems in women and men. At Integrative Medical NY, the practice offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), which has fewer side effects and problems than traditional HRT.

In BHRT, the hormones you take are derived from plants as opposed to synthetic compounds or chemicals. When you introduce these into the body, they act identically to key hormones, like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

If you’re a candidate for BHRT, you begin with an assessment of your current hormone levels and symptoms. Your physician creates a treatment plan that involves certain doses of different hormones. While there may be target levels for each hormone, the improvement of your symptoms determines your success.

Along with HRT, your treatment plan might also include dietary recommendations, supplements, lifestyle modifications, and other guidelines for improving your symptoms.

What results can I expect from hormone replacement therapy?

The goal of HRT is to relieve uncomfortable symptoms and help you feel like your healthy, normal self again. Men and women may seek HRT for different reasons, but most patients experience benefits like:

  • Increased energy
  • Higher libido
  • Improved mood
  • Better sleep

When combined with other holistic treatment methods, BHRT can slow the natural process of aging, which the modern world often accelerates.

What should I consider when thinking about hormone replacement therapy?

Many people are concerned about the effects of taking synthetic hormones or drugs, which is why they explore the idea of bioidentical hormones.

If you’re considering HRT, it’s best to talk with a functional medicine expert who can lead your treatment plan from a holistic perspective. They can ensure your treatment addresses long-term health and wellness, not just immediate symptom relief.

To speak with a provider at Integrative Medical NY about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, book a consultation online or call the office today to get started.