Hormone Therapy for Women in Cincinnati
At Your Wellness Center, we are dedicated to providing the best hormone therapy for women in Cincinnati; knowing that it can be the spark to help you take control of your life. Our goal is to both support and empower you so that you can live your best quality of life. We want you to feel youthful again, add the energy and joy back into your health, happiness, and relationships. Within the hormone therapy program for women, our goal is to educate every woman about using hormone therapy to optimize testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. Check out the patient testimonial below to truly find out why we do what we do:
Hormone Therapy: Signs and Symptoms with Testosterone, Progesterone, and Estrogen
Research has found that low hormone levels (testosterone, progesterone, estrogen) directly impact your energy, muscle and fat mass, metabolism, libido, cholesterol level, blood pressure, and development of illness and diseases like diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. This is exactly why we require comprehensive bloodwork to start our program. More often than not, we find more than just hormone issues. Our typical Cincinnati based client comes to us between the ages of 30-65. They are usually experiencing symptoms associated with menopause and andropause (male menopause). Each patient experiences a unique mixture of symptoms. Some hormonal changes happen overnight, while others can be a gradual change over multiple years or even a decade.
But there is one universal truth: no one knows your body as you do and by optimizing your testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen, we are able to bring your body and health back into balance so that you can live the life you want!. If you think something is wrong or missing, trust what your body is telling you. Hormone Therapy works to alleviate your testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen imbalance symptoms, including a mix of:
- Hot flashes and lack of restful sleep
- Mood swings, depression, anxiety or general irritability
- Weight gain or the inability to lose weight
- Decreased libido, vaginal dryness and lack of sexual satisfaction
- Thinning of hair and nails
- Chronic fatigue (afternoon slump) or just a general lack of energy
We understand how overwhelming it can be to talk about hormone therapy, specifically testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen It is our goal within the hormone therapy program to optimize your testosterone, progesterone, estrogen hormone levels to eliminate the above symptoms and help protect your body. It is important to remember though that there could be many contributing factors to your symptoms and that you may need to consider other options for optimal results:
- Thyroid Health
- Regular exercise
- Supplementation with Vitamin D, DHEA, Melatonin…etc.
- Appropriate nutrition
- IV Therapy to help meet nutrient and amino acid needs.
Optimal vs. Normal Testosterone, Progesterone and Estrogen
“At Your Wellness Center, We Treat the Symptoms, NOT the Numbers.”
We want to treat you and the symptoms you have, so we don’t base our medical decisions on whether your testosterone, progesterone and estrogen blood draw numbers fall within the “normal” range on a piece of paper. We see women every day who come in with “normal” lab results – but they’re still experiencing a myriad of symptoms that are associated with a “low” level such as a lack of energy, hot flashes, no libido…etc! This tells our providers that you are not part of this “normal” population, and therefore shouldn’t be treated as such. Our experienced providers will work with you to improve your quality of life, bring your testosterone, progesterone and estrogen lab levels to the best optimal range, and ensure that you are being treated as an individual, not just a number on a piece of paper.
Bioidentical vs. Synthetic: Testosterone, Progesterone and Estrogen
Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are chemically identical to the natural ones your body once produced in larger quantities such as testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. The chemical structure, processes, and relationships of bioidentical testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen hormones are identical to those that naturally occur in your body.
Hormone Therapy is the use of bioidentical hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and/or testosterone to treat imbalances and deficiencies. While it is perfectly normal for your body to gradually decrease (or even stop) the production of these important hormones over time, it is important to remember that we are at our healthiest when our hormones are at natural optimal levels.
Testosterone, Progesterone and Estrogen Hormone Therapy Options
At Your Wellness Center, we offer a couple of options when it comes to testosterone, progesterone and estrogen therapy. They include the use of topical creams and subcutaneous insertions with the use of pellets. For women, progesterone is also offered as a pill form that is prescribed to and obtained at a compounding pharmacy.
Pellet insertions include the use of testosterone and/or estrogen pellet, about the size of the grain of rice, which is inserted under the skin of the fatty part of the buttocks. Our medical providers use a local anesthetic to make the procedure essentially painless. The pellet slowly dissolves over the next 3-4 months, leaving no residual effects, and allowed for a longer-lasting optimal testosterone level. After the first pellet insertion, peak lab levels are drawn around 4 weeks. Our providers then review the results to ensure an appropriate hormone dosage is prescribed. You’ll then come in every 3-4 months (depending on your medical history) for a recurring pellet insertion. Watch a Pellet Insertion Here!
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is difficult to diagnose because symptoms vary from woman to woman. Many women with PCOS experience weight gain or obesity, as well as acne, hairiness, and insulin resistance. You can learn more here or take a free PCOS self-assesment.
Testosterone, Progesterone and Estrogen Hormone Therapy & Sexual Health
We hear it almost every day – “You saved my marriage.” Many patients come in because as they age, they don’t quite feel as healthy as they used to. In a month or two, they see a transformation in not only their health, energy, mood, but with their libido, vaginal dryness, and sexual satisfaction.
How We Empower You in the Battle with Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Dryness, and Painful Intercourse
As women age, estrogen levels slowly decline. Women who have experienced menopause, a hysterectomy, or chemotherapy will see a more dramatic drop in their estrogen levels. This lack of estrogen results:
- Thin, dry, or inflamed vaginal walls
- Vaginal discomfort
- Vaginal itching
- Decreased lubrication
Fill out our online consultation form to get started with Hormone Therapy!
The easiest way to get started with hormone therapy and optimizing your testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen today is to fill out a health history form. Our providers will look over your goals and health history before contacting you to get your initial bloodwork scheduled.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I need to monitor my testosterone levels during hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment?
It’s recommended to be seen every few weeks when you first start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to monitor your bloodwork and check for any needed dosage adjustments. Depending on your health and method of hormone replacement, you will need to be seen every 3-4 months.
If you don’t notice an immediate change, don’t worry! On average, it takes 2-4 weeks after you begin hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to start noticing a difference. Every patient’s body is different.
Some women, who have PCOS, see an increase in their free testosterone and total testosterone levels. However, many women have low testosterone levels with their PCOS. It’s important to work with our hormone replacement therapy specialists if you suffer from PCOS to determine the hormone therapy treatments that are right for you. Learn more about PCOS, and take our free PCOS self-assessment to get started today.