If you believe that you are a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, you can always come to Cool Springs MD, led by Dr. Jeffrey Lodge, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. We welcome patients in the Brentwood and Franklin areas and those in the greater Nashville and surrounding areas of Tennessee.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is used to increase and counteract the naturally decreasing levels of various hormones that occur due to the aging process. These decreasing levels can be a problem on their own, but they can also cause hormonal imbalances in your body. These include physical symptoms like increased fatigue and decreased libido to even emotional symptoms like depression and anxiety. Regardless of the symptoms you are experiencing, Dr. Lodge will provide the necessary consultation to address your concerns and help you reach your goals with the appropriate treatment method.
What Hormone Replacement Therapies Are Offered?
At Cool Springs MD, we offer numerous hormone replacement therapies for both men and women to provide relief of symptoms and help improve your quality of life:
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
- BHRT uses bioidentical hormones, which are created from various plants that are identical to what your body produces, to supplement your body’s natural production of different hormones to restore lost hormones and hormonal balance.
- Pellet Therapy
- Pellet therapy is a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that places small, dissolvable pellets underneath the skin and provides a consistent source of hormones for a prolonged period of time.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men (HRT)
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for men is used to provide positive physiological effects in men as they age.
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Men
- Testosterone therapy, also known as androgen replacement therapy, counteracts the negative effects caused by naturally declining testosterone levels in men as they age.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women (HRT)
- Hormone replacement therapy for women is designed to target hormonal changes, shifts, and imbalances that occur in women as they age.
- Estrogen Replacement Therapy for Women
- Estrogen replacement therapy is used to increase estrogen levels in the body, which can be done through a variety of delivery methods and reverse the effects of low estrogen.
- Female Sexual Dysfunction
- Female sexual dysfunction therapy involves the use of numerous methods, including physical therapy, supplements, drugs, etc.
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Women
- Testosterone replacement therapy is used to increase testosterone levels that decline with aging. Testosterone can increase libido, energy and bone density.
Hormone Replacement Therapy FAQs
It is difficult to determine the safest hormone replacement therapy, as different people may respond differently to treatments. At Cool Springs MD, we specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy administered via pellet therapy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses natural, plant-based materials to create hormones that are identical to the ones in your body. This ensures that the body has a natural and safe reaction to treatment. We often recommend pellet therapy, which involves the implantation of a hormone pellet under the skin. These hormone pellets gradually distribute hormones to the body, providing a consistent and predictable supply of hormones that will optimize results.
As hormone replacement therapy begins, you may experience some fluctuations in weight. Throughout hormone replacement therapy, we will monitor these and other changes in the body to ensure that you are receiving the optimal amount of hormones. Once ideal hormone levels are restored, very few patients have issues with weight gain. In fact, most patients end up losing weight on hormone replacement therapy thanks to increased energy, increased metabolism and other indirect benefits of treatment.
Yes, many studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy can actually reverse the aging process, reducing wrinkles, lines and sagging skin. HRT can help stimulate the production of proteins that the body uses to strengthen the hair, skin and nails, having a direct effect on the appearance of the skin. Furthermore, HRT can lead to improved bone health, improved metabolism, increased energy levels and a higher sex drive, all of which can lead to pleasant physical changes that help you look younger.
At Cool Springs MD, we want to restore your natural hormonal balance so that you can improve your quality of life. If you are in Brentwood, Franklin, Nashville, or other regions of Tennessee and are interested in any of these hormone replacement therapy services, contact us to schedule a consultation with our staff.