Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

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Hormones are tiny chemicals that direct many vital functions in your body. Any slight change in hormone levels affects your entire body and may cause symptoms that interfere with your daily life. At The Health & Wellness Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Secil Schodroski, FNP-C, DNP, and the team provides hormone replacement therapy to restore hormone balance and improve overall health and well-being. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Hormones serve as your body’s chemical messaging system. Made by your endocrine system, hormones travel in your bloodstream to tissues, organs, and systems throughout your body and tell them what to do.

Hormones control your:

  • Mood
  • Reproduction
  • Sleep cycle
  • Digestion
  • Blood pressure
  • Metabolism

It only takes a slight change in hormone levels to make significant changes in your body. Fluctuations in hormone levels can affect your health and well-being.

A decrease in the production of sex hormones — testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone — is a normal part of the aging process. However, these hormonal changes cause many of the signs and symptoms people associate with aging.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a medical treatment that alleviates the symptoms caused by the natural decline in sex hormones that occurs with age. The Health & Wellness Center offers testosterone hormone replacement therapy for men and women.

Testosterone is a male sex hormone that affects sex drive, mood, and weight. Though men naturally have higher levels of testosterone than women, both men and women experience a decrease in the production of this sex hormone as they get older.

Low testosterone in men and women may cause:

  • A decrease in sex drive
  • Low energy
  • Weight gain
  • Low mood
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fatigue

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, schedule an appointment at The Health & Wellness Center to see if hormone replacement therapy can help you.

Am I a candidate for hormone replacement therapy?

The Health & Wellness Center team conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy. During the exam, your provider reviews your symptoms and medical and family history and conducts a physical.

They also run blood work to check your hormone levels. If your blood hormone levels are low, then they may recommend hormone replacement therapy.

What can I expect from hormone replacement therapy?

Though results vary, you should experience an improvement in your symptoms after starting hormone replacement therapy. You may feel a boost in energy and sex drive and find it easier to drop unwanted pounds.

After starting hormone replacement therapy, your provider at The Health & Wellness Center schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your health and symptoms and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

The Health & Wellness Center wants you to always feel your best. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to see if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.