Hormone Replacement Therapy

Primary Care, Occupational Medicine, Aesthetics & Functional Medicine located in Kenwood, Cincinnati, OH

Hormone Replacement Therapy

As you age, your natural hormone levels begin to decline. Some men and women have hormone fluctuations that can lead to persistent symptoms, which are difficult to manage. At Next Direct Primary Care, the experienced physicians specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for men and women. They customize a therapy plan to relieve hot flashes, boost your libido, and address other uncomfortable hormone imbalance symptoms. Call the Cincinnati, Ohio, office to schedule a hormone replacement therapy appointment or book a consultation online today. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy restores balance in your natural hormone levels. This treatment can address persistent symptoms of a hormone imbalance that can occur with aging or due to underlying medical conditions.

Next Direct Primary Care offers testosterone therapy for men and estrogen or progesterone therapy for women. The medical team uses bioidentical hormones structurally similar to your hormones produced naturally.

The goal of hormone replacement therapy is to rebalance your natural hormone levels so you can enjoy long-lasting relief of symptoms. Hormone therapy can also lower a woman’s risk for osteoporosis and other chronic diseases resulting from a loss of the estrogen hormone.

When should I consider hormone replacement therapy?

You may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) available at Next Direct Primary Care if you have hormone imbalance symptoms that interfere with your quality of life.

Because your hormones play a role in many of your biological functions, a hormone imbalance can cause a range of symptoms in both men and women, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Low sex drive
  • Anxiety and depression

Men may also experience loss of muscle mass and erectile dysfunction. Women may experience vaginal dryness, irregular periods, and pain with sex.

The medical providers can evaluate your hormones during an in-office blood test. They also review your personal and family medical histories to determine if BRHT is a treatment option for you.

How long will I need to stay on hormone replacement therapy?

Symptoms of a hormone imbalance vary from person to person, and everyone responds differently to hormone therapy.

The Next Direct Primary Care team identifies which hormone delivery method is best for you and can prescribe pills, patches, creams, or pellets.

They continue to monitor and treat your progress during in-office and telemedicine appointments to determine how long you should remain on hormone therapy. As your needs change, the team can adjust your dosage of hormones to control symptoms.

In addition to BRHT, the providers may recommend lifestyle and diet changes that support your overall health. They also offer in-office intravenous (IV) therapy to strengthen your immune system and restore your energy levels.

Call Next Direct Primary Care to schedule a hormone replacement therapy consultation or book an appointment online today.