Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has become an increasingly popular treatment to help men and women feel their best. Whether you’re suffering from low energy, sexual dysfunction, or poor sleep, HRT could be the treatment you’ve been looking for.
Amy Brenner, MD & Associates are leaders in hormone replacement therapy. Our physicians customize treatment programs to optimize your hormones and help you live a healthier, happier life.
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In this blog, our wellness experts will discuss your treatment options for hormone replacement therapy in Kenwood, OH.
Treatment Options for Hormone Replacement Therapy
At Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, we offer 4 delivery methods for HRT. During your consultation, we’ll discuss the best treatment for your needs, which may include:
Pellets are one of the most effective delivery methods for HRT in Kenwood, OH. These pellets are placed beneath the skin with a very small incision, and they slowly release hormones for 3 to 4 months.
We typically recommend pellet therapy for female patients, especially those with busy lifestyles. This treatment gives you the hormones you need without having to keep track of a daily or weekly schedule.
Females naturally have extra adipose tissue that holds pellets in place. While we do have male patients who choose pellet placement, our providers will educate you on the longevity of this delivery method for men. Men typically have less of this fatty tissue and over time, with repeated placement and the development of scar tissue, there is a risk of pellet extrusion. Because of this, our providers generally recommend that males use injections rather than pellets.
Injections are a high-efficacy delivery method for HRT. Patients administer these injections at home on a once-weekly basis.
Injections are usually our top recommendation for men who need hormone replacement therapy in Kenwood, OH.
Injections are a great way to receive consistent and reliable results. Because the treatment goes directly into your bloodstream, you don’t have to worry about dosing, absorption, or the medication spreading to family and pets (like you would with creams).
We also offer HRT in the form of creams. Cream HRT treatment requires more time and compliance because patients need to use them every day and spend a couple minutes rubbing in the cream.
Because there are so many extra variables with creams (how much you absorb will depend on the thickness of your skin, how much you apply, how long your rub in the medication, etc.) the results from creams are often less consistent and less effective.
When using creams, you also have to be very aware of the potential of spreading to family or pets. Because of these reasons, we often recommend pellets or injections as the first choice for patients who want to start HRT.
The last form of HRT we offer is via oral medication. This is an option for patients who need progesterone only. Your provider will determine if you are a candidate for oral HRT.
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