What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) refers to any kind of hormone therapy designed to supplement the lack or low production of hormones that occur naturally or to substitute new hormones for those that occur naturally.
The most common candidates of HRT are:
- Menopausal women: when women reach menopause, their natural production of estrogen and progesterone is diminished greatly. Hormone treatment is recommended in order to help maintain a normal sexual life and prolong life, increase its quality, as well as mitigate dementia risks.
- Transgender people: in this case, HRT is designed to boost the level of hormones specific to the gender that the patient identifies with (estrogen to women and testosterone for men).
- Men and women who suffer from hypogonadism: low levels of gonads (testes and ovaries) are typically responsible for the interruption of puberty.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Counseling in Barrie, Ontario
Irrespective of the reason why a woman needs hormone replacement therapy, it is wise to consult with a gynaecologist first. After analyzing the patient’s medical history and performing a physical check-up, the doctor can establish whether the condition can be cured by HRT or by other means. Sometimes, hormone replacement therapy works best if combined either with other drugs or with lifestyle and diet changes. A doctor can identify all the necessary steps you need to take in order for the HRT to be fully effective.
Dr. Evgenia Fefelova and her team have several years of experience in counseling patients who seek hormone replacement therapy. They are fully prepared to diagnose and treat any condition related to irregular or abnormal levels of hormones. All our patients enjoy full confidentiality, as well as a team that respects every individual and offers comprehensive care at the highest standards. Call us today and setup an appointment and learn how we can help you manage your HRT.