Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is now available from the comfort of your own home for Boca Raton patients through PeakPerforMAX.
When we’re not feeling our best, hormonal imbalance can be the culprit. Imbalanced hormones due to aging can significantly impact our health and well being. In these cases, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help to reduce pain and discomfort, regain feelings of vitality, and get us back to living the lives we want.
People experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, aging, or seeking gender-affirming therapy can now access convenient telemedicine hormone replacement therapy (HRT) through PeakPerforMAX in Boca Raton.
HRT Can Help With:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Other symptoms of menopause
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?
Hormone replacement therapy, known as “HRT”, is a group of medications that can replace or supplement certain hormones. HRT relieves the symptoms of hormonal imbalance to improve patients’ overall comfort, health, and well being.
HRT is prescribed to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Still, people of any age might be good candidates for HRT if a doctor prescribes it for any variety of reasons, including as a gender-affirming therapy.
The most common form of HRT is a pill (oral hormone medication) taken by mouth. Depending on each patient’s needs, the pill can contain:
- Estrogen only
- Progesterone only
- Both estrogen and progesterone
When Should Someone Consider HRT?
Anyone can benefit from HRT if they have a hormonal imbalance. Some people notice the symptoms of hormonal imbalance, such as during menopause, but the best and most reliable way to find out is through a routine blood test.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance to Look Out For
Those who suspect they may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance can look out for some of the most common symptoms.
An imbalance of estrogen can cause:
- irregular periods
- hot flashes
- night sweats
- noncancerous lumps in the breast or uterus
- weight gain, especially in the hips, thighs, and waist
- decreased libido
- vaginal dryness
- dry skin
An imbalance of progesterone can cause:
- pain in the abdomen
- sore breasts
- vaginal dryness
- decreased libido
- low blood sugar levels
- erectile dysfunction
- muscle loss
- difficulty concentrating
How Does HRT Work?
Hormone replacement therapy replenishes the hormones our bodies are missing. Most people take it as a pill for convenience, but it’s available in several different forms, including topical creams, patches, and injections. The dose and duration of treatment depends on each patient’s needs.
At PeakPerforMAX we offer HRT expertise and treatment from the convenience of home via telemedicine.
What are the Uses and Benefits of HRT?
Hormone replacement therapy is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of menopause. But in recent years, doctors have discovered a range of other benefits to HRT. The benefits of HRT today include:
- Alleviating uncomfortable menopause symptoms including hot flashes, chills, night sweats, and vaginal atrophy.
- Gender affirming therapy for transgender patients.
- Protecting against osteoporosis (bone loss which can lead to fractures).
- Protecting against cardiovascular disease – early onset menopause has been linked to a 40% increased risk of developing coronary heart disease.
- Preventing muscle mass loss.
- Protecting against colorectal cancer – studies have found a link between HRT and lower risk of colorectal cancer.
- Protecting against some neurological conditions – a recent meta-analysis found a possible link between estrogen-based HRT and a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Boca Raton’s 3 Most Frequently Asked Questions About HRT
At PeakPerformMAX Boca Raton, we give patients all the information they need about starting HRT. Here are some of the questions we get asked the most:
Is HRT right for me?
You could benefit from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) if you are:
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is designed to help:
- Women experiencing menopause symptoms
- Transgender people interested in gender-affirming therapy
Are Hormonal Changes Normal?
Yes, it’s normal to experience hormonal changes as part of the natural aging process. Our bodies naturally produce less of hormones like estrogen and progesterone as we get older, and this is what causes menopause. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help relieve the uncomfortable symptoms that result from these hormonal changes.
Is HRT Safe?
Yes, the majority of experts agree that HRT is generally safe for most people.
“The North American Menopause Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and The Endocrine Society take the position that most healthy, recently menopausal women can use hormone therapy for relief of their symptoms of hot flashes and vaginal dryness if they so choose.”
Where to Find Hormone Replacement Therapy in Boca Raton
Accessible, convenient HRT is now available in Boca Raton or remotely from anywhere in the US. At PeakPerforMAX we offer telemedicine HRT to fit any busy schedule.
Book a free consultation today to find out more about how PeakPerforMAX can help.