Hormone replacement therapy can replenish the hormones that your body loses with age. At Widmeyer Optimal Wellness, elite quadruple board-certified physician Jeff Widmeyer, MD, is a hormone specialist with a unique understanding of how hormones affect your health and entire life. As someone who’s used hormone replacement therapy himself to great effect, Dr. Widmeyer can help you ease your hormone-related symptoms and get you back to a full and enjoyable life. Call the Lynchburg, Virginia, office or book your appointment through online scheduling today.request an appointment
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment to offset the natural decrease in hormone production as you age. Many men and women start experiencing the effects of hormone depletion in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.
Hormone depletion can affect you physically and mentally, often significantly reducing your quality of life and zest for living. With hormone replacement therapy, you can add hormones back, bringing your hormone levels to the same optimal balance as your younger years.
Who needs hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a personal choice based on your individual needs. Many patients at Widmeyer Optimal Wellness decide to start hormone replacement therapy because they’re experiencing the frustrating effects of hormone depletion, such as:
- Low libido
- Lack of energy
- Foggy thinking
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle mass
At Widmeyer Optimal Wellness, Dr. Widmeyer may recommend hormone replacement therapy as part of a whole-body rejuvenation plan to help you get ideal results. For example, you might pair hormone replacement therapy with an Ideal Protein weight loss program, Lipomelt noninvasive fat reduction, and other wellness approaches.
How does hormone replacement therapy work?
Dr. Widmeyer recommends bioidentical hormone pellets, which are tiny rice-sized hormone pellets that he implants just under your hip or buttock skin. He determines the exact dosage you need based on your hormone levels, weight, age, and other individual factors.
Hormone pellets release the hormones you need gradually over time. They last for around three or four months on average. So, no need to take pills, self-administer injections or apply topical creams.
Your bioidentical hormones give you a steady stream of organic hormones from plant sources. They’re molecular copies of natural hormones, so your body utilizes them effectively, and you experience the same benefits you would if your body made the hormones itself.
Dr. Widmeyer has unique experience in hormone replacement. He checked his own hormone levels several years ago and realized that optimizing his testosterone could help him feel his best.
He’s enjoyed remarkable health benefits through hormone replacement therapy, and this led to him pursuing and obtaining his most recent board certification in age management and restorative medicine.
If you’re feeling the uncomfortable issues that come with hormone loss, you don’t have to struggle anymore. Learn more about natural hormone replacement therapy by calling the Widmeyer Optimal Wellness office or clicking the provided online scheduling feature today.