Ready Med offers a full spectrum of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) programs that counteract declining hormone levels to help you feel revitalized, rejuvenated, and more energetic.
Each type of hormone therapy is meticulously designed around your medical history and lifestyle so you can receive the best possible results.
HRT programs offered by ReadyMed have provided thousands of patients with the following benefits:
- Increased muscle mass and strength
- Higher sex drive
- Increased endurance and energy
- Improved cognitive function
- Elevated mood
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
HRT therapy is used to replace natural hormones in men and women with reduced testosterone, progesterone, and/or estrogen levels. Hormone levels in men and women can be depleted due to factors such as aging, menopause, and thyroid disease.
Hormone treatment for women may involve estrogen therapy, along with progesterone and/or testosterone HRT treatment. HRT for men usually only contains testosterone, HCG, and a possible estrogen blocker. HRT is available in the form of tablets, injections, creams, and gels.
Additional hormone therapies for both men and women may include the use of human growth hormone (HGH) and other peptides such as ipamorelin and sermorelin. HGH and stimulation peptides plays a role in growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration.
Ipamorelin and sermorelin are both peptides that may complement a patient’s HRT program—ipamorelin mimics the hormone ghrelin to stimulate the growth hormone, while sermorelin stimulates the production and secretion of hormones like HGH and testosterone.
Why is HRT Important?
Hormones play a role in many bodily processes and functions including mood, reproduction, growth, sexual function, and metabolism. Reduced hormone levels in men and women can affect mood, energy, and vitality, and increase the risk for serious health problems.
Women who would benefit from estrogen treatment are at a higher risk for osteoporosis, while men with low testosterone levels have an increased risk of erectile dysfunction and heart disease. Men and women with declined hormone levels also commonly suffer from depression, fatigue, loss of sexual libido, and weight gain.
Replacement therapy can help improve your quality of life and get back to leading a happy, fulfilling life.
What are Common Symptoms of Low Hormone Levels?
Low Hormone Levels in Men
Low testosterone in men commonly occurs due to factors such as aging, obesity, low thyroid function, and certain underlying medical conditions. Andropause is a term commonly used to describe reduced testosterone production in older men.
Men with low hormone levels may experience:
- Loss of muscle size and strength
- Increased body fat
- Bone loss
- Reduced sex drive
- Low sperm count
- Erectile dysfunction
- Sleep disturbances
- Increased breast size
- Hot flashes
- Problems with concentration
Low Hormone Levels in Women
Low hormone levels in women are most commonly caused by menopause. Most women begin the transition to menopause in their mid- to late 40s. In the U.S., the average age of menopause is 52, according to the Office on Women’s Health. Perimenopause is the transition to menopause, while postmenopause is when menstrual periods have stopped completely. Perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms are highly similar to those of menopause.
Women with hormonal imbalances may experience:
- Irregular or missed menstrual periods
- Heavy bleeding during periods
- Spotting between periods
- Menstrual periods that last longer than one week
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
- Frequent vaginal or bladder infections
- Sleep disturbances
- Reduced sex drive
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Memory problems
What Causes Low Hormone Levels?
Low hormone levels in men and women are usually due to the natural aging process, genetics, and certain lifestyle behaviors practiced over a long time. Physical inactivity, lack of sleep, smoking, and poor nutrition are some additional factors shown to reduce these values.
Certain diseases and medical conditions can also lead to a decline. Turner syndrome, chronic kidney disease, anorexia, and low-functioning pituitary gland are shown to reduce estrogen levels in women. Klinefelter’s syndrome, hemochromatosis, tumors, infection, and cancer treatments are shown to reduce testosterone levels in men.
Other factors that may cause hormonal imbalances in men and women include chronic stress, diabetes, an overactive or underactive thyroid, excess body weight, substance abuse, Cushing’s syndrome, Addison’s disease, pancreatitis, and cancer.
FAQs About Hormone Therapy
How Will the Concierge Team at Ready Med Optimize my Health?
Our Concierge Team at Ready Med in Aventura will guide you through every step of treatment to ensure you are maximizing the effects of HRT with optimal nutrition, high-quality supplementation, and healthy lifestyle choices. Our Concierge Team will be highly knowledgeable about your individualized treatment to help you experience the best possible results.
What’s the Difference Between Bioidentical and Synthetic Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are an exact molecule-for-molecule match to the hormones naturally produced by your body. Compared to BHRT, conventional HRT uses synthetic hormones derived mainly from animal sources.
Are There Side Effects Associated with HRT Programs in Florida?
The medical experts at Ready Med have extensive experience in HRT. Labs are closely monitored to identify and reduce any potential side effects.
Will I Need to Use HRT Forever?
HRT is a therapy of choice and can help you stay on top of your health and wellness goals. You do not need to use HRT forever. However, stopping HRT may reverse the positive gains you’ve made in regards to your health and may result in some or all symptoms coming back. Our wellness specialists, medical team, and Concierge Team will help you develop and stick to an HRT plan that works best for you.
How Soon Will I See Results from HRT?
HRT is different for everyone and generally takes about six to eight weeks to produce noticeable results.
Can HRT Cause Cancer?
Ready Med has not found physician-guided evidence that it is linked with cancer.
Can Women Use HRT to Increase Their Libido?
Yes. Many women seek HRT programs in Miami and other parts of Florida to benefit from increased sexual libido. ThermiVa and FemiWave are sexual wellness treatments that may complement HRT.
Can I receive HRT if I Have Diabetes?
Yes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and want to learn more about hormone therapy in Miami, contact one of our Wellness Advisors today.
To request a free consultation with a Wellness Advisor at ReadyMed, call us at 1-866-287-5482 to learn more about how to start HRT in Florida. Our clinic is conveniently located in Aventura, Miami where many of our patients travel from around the globe to receive expert care and wellness solutions.