Female Hormone Replacement Therapy at Medigenics Longevity Center

Medigenics Longevity Center offers female hormone replacement therapy to ease the aging process, relieve the symptoms of menopause, help women maintain good health and address the risks of chronic medical conditions associated with improper hormone levels. To learn more about our testing and treatment, contact us.

Women live with fluctuating hormone levels their entire lives. From puberty, through their childbearing years, and into their golden years, changes in hormones are a normal process. During the later years of life, however, these changes can become more problematic. That’s because some chronic medical conditions are more likely to develop if you are living with improper hormone levels. So while women are most familiar with the discomfort caused by changes in hormone levels, we are also concerned with the impact they have on women's health.

To address this risk while also making the aging process more comfortable, Medigenics Longevity Center offers anti-aging medical services that target changing hormone levels. Through hormone therapies, we can ensure that your hormone levels remain at acceptable levels. To find out if you may benefit from such care, contact us to schedule a visit with Dr. Ashok Shetty, a board-certified physician specializing in Internal Medicine.

FAQs on Female Hormone Replacement Therapy at Medigenics Longevity Center:

Why Is Hormone Therapy Important For Women?

As a woman ages, hormone replacement therapy can help balance help estrogen and progesterone levels. This is especially important around the time of menopause, which can be extremely uncomfortable. In addition to reducing the incidence and severity of hot flashes, hormone therapy can help address the risk of osteoporosis.

 

Why Are Estrogen and Progesterone Important?

Progesterone and estrogen play a big role in a woman's reproductive system. Normally during her menstrual cycle, estrogen stimulates the release of eggs and progesterone prepares the womb for egg implantation. With time and aging, however, hormone production decreases.

 

When Do Women Experience These Changes?

Most women will start to experience these changes in hormone levels during their late 40s. In addition to leading to a lack of a menstrual cycle, the changes in hormones are notorious for causing hot flashes and other uncomfortable problems, including urinary problems, sleep problems, moodiness, and difficulty concentrating. Menopause also brings about an increased risk of osteoporosis.

 

What Exactly Are The Health Risks Associated With These Changes?

While many menopause symptoms are more uncomfortable than anything else, the hormone changes occurring during it do lead to physical changes that can directly affect a woman’s health. The primary changes include bone thinning, or osteoporosis; and an accumulation of fat in the abdomen, which is associated with a higher risk of heart problems, diabetes, and other age-related chronic illnesses. Because of these increased risks, treating hormone levels in women is a potential option to address and prevent these problems.

 

Is Hormone Therapy Right For Me?

Maybe. However, this question must be answered by a doctor who can discuss your medical history, as well as the benefits and risks of hormone therapy. With professional support, you can decide if hormone therapy is right for you.

 

How Do You Evaluate A Woman’s Hormone Levels?

When you visit Medigenics Longevity Center, we will use specific tests to measure hormone levels in your body. Before prescribing any hormone therapy, we will conduct a Hormonal Assessment for Women. This test is used to monitor for various declining hormone levels, specifically, those associated with age-related disorders.

You can expect the testing process to proceed in the following manner:

  • We will perform any baseline testing to assess your current nutritional status and health.
  • We will send out for the test results, which will be processed off-site.
  • We will review your results and then proceed to develop an individualized plan meant to address your health needs.

Following testing, specific care recommendations can be made to address your particular hormone levels and health needs.

 

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