Hormone replacement therapy - Renew Clinic

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) involves restoring hormones to optimal levels through medications like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. As we age, hormone production declines, leading to deficiency symptoms. HRT can help alleviate these symptoms and improve wellbeing. HRT should be customized for each patient based on lab testing of hormone levels and clinical evaluation. When properly administered under medical supervision, it is a safe and effective therapy. HRT helps patients feel more energetic, sharp, and motivated. It can also have anti-aging and disease prevention benefits. This guide will provide an overview of hormone optimization, reasons for hormone decline, details on HRT, VitalityMD Hormone Clinic's services, and lifestyle recommendations. Timely treatment of hormone deficiencies and personalized care are crucial for successful outcomes. VitalityMD has over 10 years of experience specializing in HRT for men and women.

Common Reasons for Hormone Decline

Many factors can contribute to declining hormones levels, including:

Signs and Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

Depending on which hormones are deficient, possible signs and symptoms include:

Low Testosterone in Men

Low Estrogen and Progesterone in Women

Low Thyroid (hypothyroidism)

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Overview of Hormone Replacement Therapy

HRT entails taking bioidentical hormones derived from plant sources to normalize levels. These natural hormones have the same molecular structure as our body's own hormones.

Depending on the patient's needs, an integrative physician may prescribe:

Hormones can be administered via injections, gels, patches, pellets, oral tablets, or creams. The VitalityMD clinic will determine the optimal hormones and delivery methods for each patient.

Benefits of balanced hormone levels include:

Diagnostic Testing is Crucial

Before initiating hormone therapy, comprehensive lab testing is necessary to evaluate deficiencies. VitalityMD screens the following key hormones using precision analytics:

Diagnostic testing provides objective data on hormonal status. Follow-up testing during therapy allows for proper hormone dosage adjustments tailored to the individual. VitalityMD uses state-of-the-art lab testing for accuracy.

VitalityMD Personalized Care

VitalityMD specializes in premium hormone optimization programs for men and women. Our clinic focuses exclusively on HRT.

We begin with an extensive new patient evaluation covering:

Our integrative HRT programs include:

The goal is to restore each hormone to optimal ranges based on symptoms and lab results. This comprehensive approach leads to transformative improvements.

We carefully monitor for potential side effects, which are rare when hormones are properly dosed. Symptoms like fluid retention, insomnia, and anxiety may indicate dosage adjustment is needed.

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How HRT Therapy is Initiated

Beginning HRT is a straightforward process. However, medical supervision is imperative for safety and efficacy.

Here is an overview of how we initiate therapy:

  1. New patient evaluation - We conduct an extensive intake assessment, including medical history, exam, lab panel, and discussion of treatment goals.
  2. Baseline blood testing - We order comprehensive hormone panels, general health labs, and specialty tests based on your needs. These provide objective data for developing a treatment plan.
  3. Prescribe bioidentical hormones - Based on test results, symptoms, and exam findings, we prescribe bioidentical hormones like testosterone, estrogen, or thyroid medication at optimal starting doses.
  4. Follow safety monitoring protocols - For therapies like testosterone, we recheck levels frequently at first and monitor prostate health, blood cell counts, etc. to ensure safety.
  5. Schedule follow-up visits - We set short-term follow-ups (e.g. 4-6 weeks) to evaluate initial response, adjust dosing, and manage side effects if any occur.
  6. Repeat testing - We reorder lab testing after a few months to confirm hormone levels are ideal. Additional medications or dose changes may be made based on follow-up results.
  7. Ongoing follow-up - Patients stay under our care to monitor progress, conduct annual labs, and modify therapy as needed for life. The goal is sustained wellbeing and disease prevention.

VitalityMD experts thoroughly guide patients through each of these steps. Starting HRT is exciting yet requires diligence. Let us handle the details - you focus on the benefits.

HRT Lifestyle Recommendations

To maximize treatment benefits, we provide these evidence-based lifestyle recommendations:



Wellness Strategies

We offer guidance on making these lifestyle changes progressively. Small steps get big results over time. HRT works best alongside healthy nutrition, activity, and stress reduction.

Frequently Asked Questions about HRT

What if I have additional health conditions? We have extensive experience customizing HRT for patients managing diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Your overall health improves.

Please contact us if you have additional questions not covered here! We look forward to helping you determine if HRT is right for your needs.


Balancing key hormones greatly benefits wellbeing as we age. With a nutritious diet, active lifestyle, stress management, and under expert medical guidance, hormone replacement therapy rewinds the clock, empowering you to feel your best. VitalityMD specializes in HRT, using state-of-the-art testing, premium bioidentical hormones, and personalized care.

We feel privileged to transform patients' lives by optimizing hormones. Our goal is to help you thrive energetically, mentally, and physically. Contact VitalityMD today for a consultation. Outstanding health and vigor awaits!

Important Terms to Remember

Testosterone Therapy for Men

As men age, testosterone production declines about 1% per year after 30. Low testosterone (hypogonadism) has widespread symptoms:

Testosterone therapy under medical supervision has been clinically proven to reverse these signs of andropause.

Restoring Testosterone Levels

There are several delivery methods available:

VitalityMD experts tailor the medication, dosage, and frequency to your lab results, symptoms, and lifestyle. Finding the ideal testosterone regimen is key. We monitor your therapy with follow-up lab testing to optimize your levels within the youthful, healthy range.

Benefits of Testosterone Therapy

Numerous studies confirm that testosterone therapy helps men feel more youthful and energetic. Muscle mass and bone density increase while body fat decreases. Mood, cognition, and motivation improve. Libido and sexual function are enhanced. Cardiovascular health and blood sugar control also benefit.

Testosterone is highly versatile for supporting men's wellness as part of bioidentical HRT. When managed properly under medical supervision, side effects are minimal. VitalityMD has restored testosterone for hundreds of men, with excellent patient satisfaction.

HRT with testosterone combined with healthy lifestyle offers a pathway to sustaining vitality during midlife and beyond. Contact us to determine if testosterone therapy is right for you.

Estrogen and Progesterone for Women

Estrogen and progesterone are crucial for women's health. Imbalances contribute to:

Estrogen and progesterone therapy relieves menopause symptoms and provides protection long-term.

Balancing Estrogen Levels

Declining estrogen during perimenopause and menopause causes disruptive symptoms in most women. Estrogen regulates neurological, reproductive, skeletal, and cardiovascular function.

We prescribe bioidentical estradiol in the lowest effective dose based on a woman's needs and lab results. Estradiol tablets, patches, gels, or pellets can be used. Local low-dose vaginal estrogen treats genitourinary symptoms effectively.

Estrogen paired with progesterone helps:

Estrogen therapy has some risks like blood clots or breast cancer. We minimize risks by using the minimum needed dose, prescribing bioidentical estradiol, and monitoring patients closely.

Adding Progesterone

Progesterone works synergistically with estrogen. Declining progesterone contributes to anxiety, insomnia, and mood instability.

We prescribe bioidentical progesterone in a physiological dose to balance the effects of estrogen. Progesterone is available in oral capsules, sublingual drops, or creams.

When estrogen and progesterone are restored to optimal ratios, women report:

Balancing these two key hormones relieves some of the most bothersome menopausal symptoms. Women feel calmer, sharper, well-rested and renewed.

Customizing Your Hormone Therapy

We take an individualized approach to identify if estrogen, progesterone or both hormones would be beneficial. Follow-up testing ensures ideal hormone balance is achieved and maintained long-term.

Contact us for a women's hormone consultation. You deserve to feel your best!

Thyroid Hormone Regulation

The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism, energy, mood and much more. Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid function, can significantly impair quality of life.

Signs of thyroid disorder include:

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