With age, both men and women experience a decrease in some of the body's essential hormones. Following menopause, women experience varying symptoms, including fatigue, irritability, hot flashes, racing heartbeat, vaginal dryness, headaches, sleep disruptions, mood swings, depression, and issues with bladder control. As men age, they may experience a decreased stamina, loss of sex drive, and may develop erectile dysfunction. Urologist Michael Rotman, MD, provides Murray Hill hormone replacement therapy to restore the hormones to optimize balance and minimize severe symptoms. To find out if hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is right for you, call or book an appointment online.

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that contains hormones to supplement natural hormone production to create an optimal balance. It has been proven to be one of the most effective treatments for genitourinary and vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause due to reduced progesterone and estrogen in women. It also helps men experiencing depression, fatigue, and erectile dysfunction due to reduced testosterone. Some women require hormone replacement therapy due to other medical conditions, as well.  By supplementing your natural hormone production, you can resolve numerous severe symptoms that can lower your quality of life.

How Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Administered?

You can get hormone replacement therapy through numerous different methods. Some common methods include oral pills and injections, skin patches, mouth patches for the upper gums, and skin-absorbed gels. Dr. Rotman will start by reviewing your medical history, performing an examination, and taking blood to test your hormone levels. Once he gets the precise diagnosis of your hormonal deficiency, he will start the treatment immediately. Dr. Rotman provides hormone replacement therapy to restore your body’s natural hormone production to normal levels.

Why Should You Consider Getting Hormone Replacement Therapy?

HRT has been proven to help women suffering from headaches, hot flashes, sleep disruptions, and other disruptive menopause symptoms and to get back to their normal health. Scientific research also reveals that this treatment can help reduce the risk of bone loss and fractures. Hormone replacement therapy has also proven to enhance your sex life by increasing your sex drive and improving your vaginal lubrication during sex. Men will experience a surge in their energy levels, sex drive, and quality of erections. Dr. Rotman will give you back a special connection with your partner through hormone replacement therapy.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Men who receive testosterone replacement therapy might experience itching, rash, or irritation around the area the testosterone has been administered. Scientific indication proposes that HRT escalates the possibility of getting stroke or heart attack. It may also worsen certain diseases such as blood clots, sleep apnea, prostate cancer, congestive heart failure, and benign prostatic hypertrophy. Ladies who receive HRT are at risk of having headaches, nausea, breast tenderness or swelling, bloating, and vaginal bleeding. Women with cancer, cardiovascular diseases, or blood clots should not get hormone replacement therapy.

To sum up, urologist Michael Rotman, MD, provides comprehensive gynecologic care to men and women of all ages in and around Murray Hill, New York. If you believe you might have imbalanced hormones, book an appointment today to restore your optimal hormone levels.

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.