North Naples Gynecology and Obstetrics
Dean B. Hildahl, MD
OB-GYN located in Naples, FL
Imbalanced hormones can lead to fatigue, weight gain, and loss of sex drive. At North Naples Gynecology and Obstetrics, Dr. Hildahl, a Mayo Clinic trained physician, offers hormone replacement therapy as a way to supplement your body with the building blocks it needs to stay vibrant, energized, and balanced. Learn more by booking a consultation at the Naples, Florida office today. Call to get started or schedule a session online.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
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 North Naples Gynecology and Obstetrics, the practice offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), which has fewer side effects 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. Dr. Hildahl at North Naples Gynecology and Obstetrics can discuss the different treatment options available, and help you decide what strategy will work best with your individual needs.
To speak with the team at North Naples Gynecology and Obstetrics about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, book a consultation online or call the office today to get started.