Hormone Replacement Therapy in Nashville, TN
As we age, hormone imbalances affect our physical and emotional health and, hence, our quality of life. Effective hormone replacement therapy with bio-identical hormones is a safe and natural option that may resolve the root cause of your symptoms, instead of treating symptoms in isolation. If you live in Nashville, Franklin or the surrounding areas of Tennessee, rely on the experience and expertise of regenerative and restorative medicine specialist Dr. Morgan Moor at New Life Physicians in Brentwood.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment designed to address decreased hormone levels in both women and men that result from the natural aging process or other health issues at a younger age. As hormone production naturally declines with age, chronic illness or stress, physical and emotional symptoms may appear, such as depression, decreased libido, lack of energy and fatigue. Hormone replacement therapy effectively addresses and treats these common symptoms.
Dr. Moor will evaluate your hormone levels to determine the best solutions to help increase your energy, libido and mental and physical balance. Imbalanced hormone levels may be treated with nutritional supplements, diet and lifestyle changes, and/or hormone replacement therapy. At New Life Physicians, we provide hormone replacement therapy for adult women and men who want to address the root source of the imbalance, and not just treat symptoms.
We understand the toll that hormone deficiencies and imbalances can take on an individual’s life. We also witness the difference that bio-identical hormone treatments make in helping people achieve a consistent, regular state of wellness and balance.
Specifically for women, New Life Physicians offers a full treatment plan that typically includes bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in addition to other recommendations. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy decreases the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, or PMS by balancing your body’s progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen levels.
Hormonal balance is key to optimal health, since hormones govern, regulate and affect many essential functions in the human body, such as:
The right bio-identical hormone treatment, individually tailored for you, will help you keep many of the symptoms normally associated with the aging process at bay, and help you experience a boost of new, youthful energy.
Like women, men also experience a natural decrease in hormone levels and a gamut of undesirable symptoms that accompany it, including decreased libido and sexual performance, fatigue, hair loss, memory loss irritability and weight gain. We recommend getting your testosterone levels checked to ensure that they are within the range of what is considered normal and healthy for your age. Research demonstrates that complete testosterone therapy may help men experience the following benefits:
- Improved bone density
- Increased energy levels
- Increased sexual function
- Lower risk of heart disease
- Decreased body fat
- Increased lean muscle mass
Our patients report feeling healthier and rejuvenated once they begin hormone therapy, enjoying a higher quality of life with increased energy and happiness.
Hormone Replacement Therapy – More Information
For more information on hormone replacement therapy, please click on the following links:
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
- Pellet Therapy
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Estrogen Replacement Therapy
- Estrogen Dominance in Women
- Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
- Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a custom, personalized treatment designed to restore hormone balance and treat symptoms of decreased hormone levels due to the aging process. Studies have demonstrated that BHRT dramatically restores sexual vitality, general physical and mental energy, and assists in delaying and reversing symptoms of the aging process, such as bone loss and loss of elasticity in skin and muscle tissue.
Bio-identical hormones are plant-derived and chemically altered in a laboratory to produce levels identical to what your own body would naturally produce. BHRT is customized for every individual, treating his or her specific and unique imbalances and deficiencies. BHRT has been around for over 80 years and represents a very effective and natural form of hormone replacement therapy devised to date.
Hormone Therapy for Men
Testosterone, the hormone that regulates sexual function and other characteristics in both men and women, reaches peak levels at around age 17 in men, at which time most men experience their sexual prime, although ironically most men are not yet sexually active at this age. The boost in testosterone at that age is responsible for making men grow taller, as well as increasing muscle mass. Although testosterone levels stabilize in men during the 20s, by age 30, hormone production begins its inevitable decline. By middle age, most men are producing about 50 percent of the testosterone that their body produced during their late teens. While some men may experience rapid and marked declines in testosterone levels, others may see symptoms appear and increase gradually.
While menopause is a commonly discussed topic, andropause, or the period of hormonal decline in men, is an equally common condition, with symptoms that may be devastating for many men, causing a decline in physical strength and energy, libido and sexual performance and overall quality of life. Many men also experience the associated symptoms of depression and weight gain as soon as testosterone levels begin their decline. The good news is that testosterone therapy offers safe and effective solutions to many of these nagging problems.
Hormone Therapy for Women
Women’s estrogen levels constantly fluctuate from month to month, beginning at the onset of puberty. Estrogen levels reach peak levels during the middle portion of a woman’s menstrual cycle, prompting the process of ovulation, and falling again prior to menstruation. Because every woman’s menstrual cycle is different, estrogen levels alone are not a sufficient indicator of hormonal imbalance. It is important to recognize the role of testosterone in the life of women’s health and hormone balance.
During perimenopause, or the period of time leading up to menopause, women’s estrogen levels can become quite erratic and unpredictable. This process may begin in some women as early as themid-30s, causing such unpleasant symptoms as weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats and memory lapses, as well as decreased energy levels. Most women have suboptimal levels of testosterone after giving birth to their second child but can even occur after the birth of their firstborn. Fortunately, hormone therapy is effective at managing these common symptoms and restoring youthful energy levels and quality of life.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefits
Hormone therapy is safe and beneficial for most patients when administered by well-trained and highly knowledgeable doctors, such as Dr. Moor at New Life Physicians. In men, testosterone therapy has been demonstrated to boost energy levels, improve mood, increase muscle mass, heighten libido, decrease body fat and increase bone density. In women, hormone therapy treats such symptoms as vaginal dryness, hot flashes, low libido, skin conditions, mood swings, bone loss and may even reduce a woman’s risk of contracting some types of cancer.
Hormone Therapy Means a More Enriching Life
In men and women, hormone replacement therapy has been shown to improve quality of life. In patients who have been living with the symptoms of hormone imbalance for decades, as well as those who are only now beginning to notice symptoms, hormone replacement therapy at New Life Physicians can help restore and rejuvenate your youthful energy.
For residents of Nashville, Franklin and the surrounding areas of Tennessee, safe and effective all-natural hormone replacement therapies for men and women are available at New Life Physicians in Brentwood. To learn more about how hormone replacement therapy may improve your quality of life, contact our friendly office to schedule a personal consultation.