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Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Greater Boston Area, North Andover, Stoneham, Stoneham, DRACUT and Wilmington, MA

If you’re experiencing side effects of perimenopause, menopause, or low testosterone, hormone replacement therapy can restore your body to balance and provide lasting relief. At Today’s Wellness and Primary Care, Mohammed Jaleel, MD, Jeena Vaid, MD, and Mahmoud Sakr, MD use hormone replacement therapy to reduce uncomfortable symptoms, like hot flashes, mood swings, and low libido. To make an appointment in Wilmington, Reading, North Andover, or Stoneham, Massachusetts, call the nearest office or book online today. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy provides a safe and effective way to treat hormonal imbalances caused by the natural aging process or underlying health problems. It uses created hormones to balance your body and minimize side effects associated with low testosterone or menopause.

If you’re 45 or older and regularly experience symptoms like fatigue, weakness, or irritability, hormone replacement therapy is worth discussing with your provider.

What conditions can benefit from hormone replacement therapy?

At Today’s Wellness and Primary Care, the team uses hormone replacement therapy to treat various conditions, including:

  • Perimenopause
  • Menopause
  • Low testosterone
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Thyroid disease

You might also be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy if you experience insulin resistance because of diabetes or another related condition.

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

Hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces. By releasing hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone into your body, it’s possible to reduce hormonal fluctuations and improve your quality of life.

The team at Today’s Wellness and Primary Care administers hormone replacement therapy in several ways,  including pills, patches, creams, gels, injections, and pellets. The type of treatment that will most benefit you depends on several factors, including your age, medical history, and the severity of your symptoms.

What symptoms can benefit from hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy can relieve a variety of uncomfortable symptoms associated with the natural aging process, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Weight gain
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Low libido
  • Pain during intercourse

There’s even some evidence to suggest hormone replacement therapy reduces the risk of specific health problems like cataracts, diabetes, and tooth loss.

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Hormone replacement therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated. Even so, many people experience mild side effects during the first few weeks of treatment, including bloating, acne, and fatigue. As soon as your hormone levels return to balance, these symptoms should subside quickly.

Does hormone replacement therapy work quickly?

The length of time it takes for hormone replacement therapy to work varies from person to person. Some people notice a reduction in their symptoms after two or three weeks, but it typically takes two or three months and sometimes longer*. Be patient, attend each of your checkups, and carefully follow your provider’s instructions.

To explore the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, make an appointment at Today’s Wellness and Primary Care by calling the nearest office or booking online today.