Ladies, let’s face it, hormonal issues are no fun. The changes that result from these issues can really throw you for a loop. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, bone loss – no thanks! Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy can help relieve these issues and put your body back on track. And it’s not just for women going through menopause. Younger women can be caught off guard by a variety of unpleasant symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance, too. Culture Aesthetics & Wellness proudly offers hormone replacement therapy in Knoxville to help women of any age in East Tennessee simply live a better life.
How does hormone replacement therapy work?
First, we perform a hormone panel to find out your exact deficiency. Then we tailor a treatment plan to get you back on your A-game. In most cases, hormone replacement therapy focuses primarily on replacing depleted estrogen and progesterone, female hormones responsible for a lot of functions in your body. These include helping regulate your metabolism, body weight, menstrual cycle, mood, blood pressure, and even your sexual health. When your body isn’t making enough estrogen or progesterone, you’ll certainly feel it in more ways than one. By tweaking your hormone levels through replacement therapy, we can help you get back to feeling like you again.
What are the signs of hormonal imbalance?
Whether due to menopause or other underlying causes, hormonal imbalance can come with a slew of not-so-fun symptoms. These may include:
- Moderate to severe hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness, itching, or pain during sex
- Bone loss (osteoporosis)
- Mood swings (irritability or depression)
- High rates of urinary tract infections
- Hair loss
- Irregular or heavy periods
The list goes on and on of how hormonal imbalance can affect you. Fortunately, we can help pinpoint the issue and tackle it head-on.
Am I a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?
If you’re a woman in generally good health and going through menopause, or you’re a younger woman who suspects you have a hormonal imbalance, then this treatment may be right for you. Furthermore, if you’re experiencing hot flashes, vaginal dryness (painful intercourse), mood swings, irregular periods, or any other effects of decreased estrogen and progesterone, then hormone replacement therapy may be right up your alley.
This treatment is not recommended, however, for women who have breast or endometrial cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, uncontrollable hypertension, blood clots or at risk for them, are pregnant, or have liver disease. We’ll go over everything and leave no stone unturned at your consultation to make sure hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Are there side effects with hormone replacement therapy?
As is the case with almost all medications, hormone replacement therapy does come with some potential side effects. The most common are monthly bleeding, irregular spotting, tenderness of the breast, and mood swings. Less common side effects may include fluid retention, headaches, increased breast density, or skin discoloration. We’ll go over what you can expect at your consultation so there won’t be any surprises.
How long can I take hormone replacement therapy?
In many cases, there’s no time limit to how long you can participate in hormone replacement therapy. We’ll determine the best dosage that works for you and make sure to continue routine monitoring of your levels to reevaluate your treatment plan as needed.
What’s my next step to hormone replacement therapy in Knoxville?
Just pick up the phone and call us at (865) 500-0101 to set up your private consultation or schedule online here. Our resident hormone expert will go over all the ins and outs and work with you to develop a treatment plan designed just for you.