What to Expect During a Hormone Replacement Appointment
Whether you’re suffering from hot flashes, mood swings, low libido, or any other negative symptoms associated with a hormone imbalance, hormone replacement therapy can help. But what does the process look like? While treatment looks different from person to person, here’s what you can expect during a hormone replacement appointment, as well as the steps you’ll take on your journey to better health.
During your first visit for hormone replacement therapy, your specialist will review your current symptoms and take an in-depth look at your full health history, including all symptoms you’re experiencing now and in the past. We’ll also learn more about your family medical history, diet, and lifestyle, as they all play a role in hormone imbalances and the therapy that works best to treat them.
Your doctor will often make recommendations as to the best course of action for treatment. In some cases, you may need to get more exercise or eat less red meat. Some simple changes can have a big impact on your hormone levels, helping you feel better and reducing symptoms of hormone imbalance in your daily life.
After reviewing the basics with you, we’ll perform lab tests to analyze your hormone levels. Using this information, our doctors develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. We’ll prescribe an appropriate dosage of biological hormones, regulating and balancing any deficient hormones to reduce your current symptoms.
There are several different types of treatment that can alleviate your symptoms, including pills, patches, suppositories, topical creams, gels, and more. We’ll work closely with you to decide which method is right for you.
We’re with you every step of the way through your treatment journey. Our team monitors your hormone levels on every visit with periodic lab tests, making adjustments when needed to ensure your hormone levels stay in balance.
There’s typically little downtime associated with hormone replacement therapy, regardless of what treatment method is right for your situation. We’ll provide you with all the details you need regarding aftercare requirements, so you can start feeling better as quickly as possible.
Most patients see an improvement in their symptoms within one week of starting treatment. While results vary, you can rest assured that once you begin and stick to your treatment plan, you’ll notice positive changes in your physical, mental, and emotional health. Hormone replacement therapy treatments deliver results, and patients notice a big difference in almost every aspect of life.
Start Your Journey to a Healthier Life Today
When you seek treatment for a hormone imbalance, you’ll experience vibrancy and vitality, and you’ll no longer live a life defined by your symptoms. Wondering whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you? The doctors at Impact Medical St. Petersburg are here to help! Schedule your consultation today by calling us at (727) 722-8103 and start your journey toward a healthier, happier life.