Hormone Replacement Therapy

HAR Wellness

Holly A Ridgley, NP

Pain Management Specialist & Aesthetic Provider located in Dacula, GA

Your hormones serve as the chemical messengers in your body that tell your various body parts and systems what to do. An imbalance in your hormones can occur at any time and cause a number of symptoms. Holly Ridgely, NP, at HAR Wellness in Dacula, Georgia, offers hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical hormones to restore balance and help you feel more like your usual self. To schedule a consultation, call the office today, or book an appointment online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Your hormones are created by the various glands that make up your endocrine system. These hormones help regulate many of the various processes in your body, ranging from your hunger to your libido to your body temperature. An imbalance in your hormone levels can affect these processes.

Types of hormones in your body include:

  • Estrogen and testosterone
  • Thyroid hormones
  • Melatonin
  • Cortisol
  • Insulin

Although any hormone can be off-balance, most men and women experience a decrease in their sex hormones, including estrogen and testosterone, as they get older, which may cause a number of symptoms including:

  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, or simply not quite feeling yourself, Holly may be able to run a simple hormone level check to see if your hormones are to blame. She can then create a treatment plan to optimize your levels.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy refers to the medications used to restore your hormone levels to relieve your symptoms. Holly uses bioidentical hormones for hormone replacement therapy.

Bioidentical hormones are a more natural hormone replacement option. These hormones are created from food sources, such as yams or soy, and have the same chemical composition of your hormones, which means they have the ability to act like the hormones in your body.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is available in many forms, including pills, creams, gels, and pellets. Holly can help determine the best method of hormone replacement for you when you come in for care.

What can I expect during hormone replacement therapy?

Holly can compound a bioidentical hormone replacement treatment to match your specific hormonal needs to not only relieve your symptoms but also to improve your overall health. After hormone replacement therapy, you may experience:

  • Increased energy
  • Improved libido
  • Fewer hot flashes and night sweats

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may also improve bone and heart health.

Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy safe?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been tested and approved by the Food and Drug Administration. However, if you have a history of heart disease or certain types of cancer, such as breast cancer, then hormone replacement therapy may not be a good option for you.

To learn more about your natural options for hormone replacement therapy, call HAR Wellness today, or book an appointment online.