Hormone Replacement Therapy For Women

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women in Memphis and Germantown

The impact of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on symptom improvement for our patients is one of the most rewarding parts of our practice. This intervention compliments regenerative and aesthetic goals as we partner with our patients to improve the enjoyment of life. In some cases the symptom improvement might come with health benefits, but risks must also be considered.

Categories of Prescription Choices for HRT:
Pharmaceutical manufactured approved for indication*
Pharmaceutical manufactured used for off-label indication*
Compounded for indicated use (off-label dosage or delivery form)
Compounded for off-label use
*includes bioidentical and non-bioidentical hormone

 

Partial list of hormones used in HRT:

Estradiol**
Conjugated equine estrogens
Micronized progesterone
Testosterone
Levothyroxine – T4 (Synthroid, Levoxyl)
Liothyronine Sodium – T3 (Cytomel)
Armour or NP thyroid or other T3/T4 combination
Metformin
Spironolactone
DHEA
Melatonin

 

The following FDA hormone approvals exist for menopause symptoms or male hypogonadism (partial list):

Estradiol
Conjugated equine estrogens
Progesterone
Testosterone (men-only approval)

 

Possible Demonstrated Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • FDA-approved status:
    • Improved bone health
    • Menopause Symptoms
      • Vulvar atrophy
      • Fatigue
      • Sleep
      • Irritability
  • Not FDA-approved status:
    • Cardiovascular protection
    • Reduced risk breast cancer

 

Possible Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Unknown adverse events from hormone combination
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Acne
  • Hair Thinning
  • Increased size or sensitivity of clitoris
  • Irritability/Aggression
  • Blood Clots
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Breast Cancer or endometrial cancer

 

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with our team for evaluation of your hormone balance, we encourage you to fill out our pre-consultation form for hormone replacement therapy.