Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

The Effect Lifestyle Practice

Med Spa & Health and Wellness Center located in Jacksonville, FL

As you age, your hormone production shifts and changes, often leading to unpleasant symptoms. At The Effect Lifestyle Practice in Jacksonville, Florida, our office offers hormone replacement therapy that can help both men and women restore optimal hormone levels. Don’t accept hormone imbalance as an inevitable part of growing older when there are safe and effective treatments available. Use the simple online scheduling tool to book your visit, or contact the office by phone to set up an appointment time.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Why do hormone levels change as you age?

Your body produces many different hormones that control and guide numerous body functions. Some of those hormones guide your reproductive health. As you age, your body manufactures fewer of those hormones, primarily estrogen in women and testosterone in men.

Those changes reduce fertility, but they can also lead to numerous unwanted symptoms.

Men can experience these changes:

  • Decrease in sex drive
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Thickening of breast tissue
  • Loss of bone density
  • Depression

Women can experience these changes:

  • Hot flashes
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps restore proper hormone levels, easing symptoms.

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

As you begin your HRT journey you’ll be evaluated to determine your current hormone levels and your symptoms. That helps your practitioner better understand which method of supplementation is best for you.

Hormones can be delivered in numerous ways, including:

  • Orally in a pill form
  • Creams or gels
  • Skin patches
  • Sublingually, or under your tongue

No matter which form your practitioner prescribes, it’s important to adhere to dosing and scheduling instructions to achieve the best possible results.  

Am I a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

Not everyone is a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy. If you have any of these conditions, you may need to pursue a different treatment option:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Migraines
  • Thrombosis or blood clots
  • Hypertension
  • Ovarian, endometrial, or breast cancer

Be sure to discuss your full health history with your practitioner prior to beginning any type of hormone replacement therapy, as HRT can cause serious health problems in some cases.

To find out how hormone replacement therapy can help you live a more comfortable life, schedule a visit with The Effect Lifestyle Practice online or by phone.