What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormones are responsible for regulating much of our bodies’ everyday functions. They can act as messengers between cells and organs, affecting how they do they work they are intended to do. For most people, the imbalance of hormones is an issue that does not occur until later in life when the natural process of aging takes over in earnest.

The imbalance of hormones may cause very noticeable symptoms that can affect how an individual’s body responds to normal processes. It is not uncommon for individuals suffering from a hormonal imbalance to suffer a lower overall quality of life due to general symptoms such as:


Loss of Focus



Weight Gain

Hormone levels that are either too high or too low may be responsible for noticeable changes in an individual’s body. Hormone replacement therapy is a procedure that is specifically designed to help control hormone levels and maintain them at optimal levels so that patients can be their best selves.

Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Hormone imbalance in women may be caused by a wide range of simple activities including how they eat, the stress levels they experience, and even aging. Some of the benefits of this therapy can be relief from typical symptoms of an imbalance such as:

Menstruation Issues
(irregularity, heavy flow, or discomfort)

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Breast Tenderness

Vaginal Dryness

Thinning Hair

Low Sex Drive

Thin or Dry Skin

Gastro Issues such as
indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea

Because every woman is different, this list of symptoms is a starting point rather than an exhaustive list.  Any woman that is experiencing the above symptoms should make an appointment with a medical professional to determine if they have a hormonal imbalance and the best treatment option.

If you are a male that is regularly experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it may be prudent to make an appointment with a medical professional for a consultation.

A Word About Hormone Replacement Therapy Providers

Hormones are in some ways considered an engine that keeps a body running smoothly. It is crucial to take great care when adjusting hormone levels because their role is so important in the body. Take time to research reputable hormone replacement therapy providers and choose one that is staffed with medical professionals who thoroughly understand the human body and how hormones affect it.

If you have any questions or concerns about hormone replacement therapy, please reach out to Family First Urgent Care today for a consultation and to see how we can help you feel your best.