Hormone Restoration Therapy

Hormones play a vital role in a range of bodily functions, including muscle and bone health, cognition, red blood cell and sperm formation, and sexual and reproductive function. 

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her period stops. It is a normal part of aging. In the years before and during menopause, the levels of female hormones can go up and down. This can cause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, pain during sex, and vaginal dryness. For some women, the symptoms are mild, and they go away on their own. Other women take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also called menopausal hormone therapy, to relieve these symptoms. HRT may also protect against osteoporosis.

HRT is not for everyone. You should not use HRT if you:
• Think that you are pregnant
• Have problems with vaginal bleeding
• Have had certain kinds of cancers
• Have had a stroke or heart attack
• Have had blood clots
• Have liver disease

Menopausal Symptoms

  • Hot flashes, night sweats, lack of energy, weight gain, forgetfulness, poor concentration, reduced sex drive, vaginal dryness, insomnia, mood swings and irritability, joint aches & pains

Andropausal Symptoms

  • Reduced sex drive, difficulty getting or maintain an erection, lack of energy, decreased motivation, loss of muscle mass and reduced ability to exercise, forgetfulness, poor concentration, insomnia, mood swings and irritability

Our Process

  • Request consult
  • Diagnostic blood & allergy testing
  • Provider review & physical
  • Meds shipped directly to you or called into the pharmacy

Hormonal FAQ

What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

BHRT Otherwise known as, natural hormone therapy, is the use of hormones that are identical on a molecular level with endogenous hormones in hormone replacement therapy.

During Menopause, progesterone levels, estrogen, and testosterone levels fall causing the female symptoms listed above.

During Andropause, testosterone levels fall causing the male symptoms above. 

 

How long will it take to start my Hormone Replacement Therapy program?

From initial complimentary consult to provider consultation, it usually takes about 2-3 weeks, but can be sooner if the labs process all blood diagnostics tests sooner. 

Do I need to stay on BHRT forever?

As we age (male & female), our hormones decline progressively at about 1% each year. We are replacing your hormones to stay balanced, but your body continues to age and lose 1% production each year. When you stop BHRT your body will return to its normal aging process. Any change in hormones will produce symptoms. Your body may for how it felt prior to therapy, and you may experience the change in hormones.

How often do I need blood work?

2 – 4 times a year

Which is better pellet therapy or injectables?

It depends on your preferences. Both Pellets and injectables give a consistent form of delivery of medication. Pellets are dissolvable medications and are slightly more invasive. They are placed every 90 days by a small incision in the buttocks. The weekly injectable option is easier to alter the dose and are self-injectables or you may come to the office for an AIH provider to give one to you.

Do I need to donate blood if I am on testosterone?

If you experience testosterone induced polycythemia HCT >50 then you may be asked to donate blood.

What happens if I miss a dose?
  • DO NOT DOUBLE UP ON DOSING
  • Resume medications as normal
  • > 1 week contact the office
What do I do if I have surgery planned?
  • Speak to AlH provider
  • May be asked to stop HRT 4-6 weeks prior to surgery and post-surgery until mobilization to prevent clots
How to get HRT

Hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, is available by prescription only. Schedule your complimentary consultation today to begin your journey towards a happier and healthier life!

General FAQ

How are office visits handled?
  • Simple – once you are registered you can request a visit through our online client portal, text, or phone call our main office line.
  • You will need to see the provider in person for the first time then you may schedule telemedicine visit for a quick checkup or at your convenience.
Do you provide telemedicine visits?
  • Yes, you will need to see the provider in person for the first time then you may schedule telemedicine visit for a quick checkup or at your convenience.
What's included with the Hormone Restoration Therapy membership?
    • 1 annual physical (45 minutes) 
    • 1 semi-annual  (30 minutes)
    • Monthly order of hormones and medications shipped directly to you 
How long is an average doctor visit?
  • An annual physical/ wellness visit is 1 hour)
  • Semiannual visit – 30 minutes
  • Quick check up – 15 minutes
What about bloodwork, medications, specialists, and imaging?
  • We are contracted with LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, and Allermetrix to provide in-depth lab work and allergy testing.
  • Medications are shipped directly to your or prescribed to your local pharmacy.
  • We work with various specialists to get you the right provider for your needs for specialty cases and/ or imaging.
Do you accept insurance?
  • Currently, we do not accept insurance for treatment plans. We do accept insurance for labs and allergy testing.
  • We accept CareCredit as a financing option and HSA/ FSA
How do I pay for services?
  • We accept all major forms of Credit and Debit cards. For your convenience, we keep a card on file make it easier for you to make monthly, quarterly, biannual or annual payments.
What happens if I don’t want to continue services?
  • Memberships are paid monthly. If you are unhappy with the services OR for any reason wish to cancel your membership, a 30-day notice is required. Any services already performed (i.e. preventive exams) will be itemized for payment.
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