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Hormone Replacement

Dr. Jelena Petkovic

Integrative Wellness & Age Management Specialist located in Miami Beach, FL

Even a minor decline in your hormone levels can throw your whole body out of balance. At the office of Dr. Jelena Petkovic, PAC, MMS, DHSc, you can schedule a hormone evaluation consultation to identify an underlying imbalance in the earliest stage. Dr. Jelena personalizes a hormone replacement therapy plan to relieve persistent fatigue, hot flashes, and other symptoms a hormone imbalance can cause, so you can enjoy a high-quality, active life. Call the office in Miami Beach, Florida, to schedule a hormone replacement consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is hormone replacement?

Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body that are responsible for controlling many of your biological functions, including:

  • Mood
  • Growth
  • Development
  • Reproduction
  • Sexual function

Your endocrine glands produce the hormones your body needs to function properly. However, aging and underlying medical conditions can affect hormone production. If you have too little or too much of a certain hormone, you may need hormone replacement therapy.

Hormone replacement therapy involves taking supplemental hormones to rebalance your natural levels and ease the severity of your symptoms. In addition to treating existing symptoms, hormone replacement therapy can also reduce your risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, and other conditions a hormone imbalance can cause.

When should I consider hormone replacement therapy?

You may be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy if you have signs or symptoms of a hormone imbalance such as:

  • Hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Brain fog
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Frequent constipation or diarrhea
  • Increased sensitivity to cold temperatures

Women may also experience irregular periods, vaginal dryness, and infertility because of a hormone imbalance. In men, loss of muscle mass and erectile dysfunction are common side effects of low testosterone levels. Both sexes can experience a decreased interest in sex because of a hormone imbalance.

To confirm your symptoms are due to a hormone imbalance and not another medical condition, Dr. Jelena provides blood testing services in-office. She evaluates your hormone levels and reviews your overall medical history to determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.

What can I expect during hormone replacement therapy?

The goals of your hormone replacement therapy plan are to restore balance in your natural hormone levels and relieve bothersome symptoms. 

Dr. Jelena can prescribe supplemental hormones at a dosage right for you. She offers a range of delivery methods for prescription hormones, including:

  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Patches
  • Oral pills
  • Injections

Dr. Jelena continues to monitor your progress with treatment and can adjust the dosage as needed. Many people benefit from short-term therapy to resolve their symptoms but you may need to continue taking supplemental hormones in the long term, depending on the circumstances of your health. 

If you have symptoms of a hormone imbalance, call the office of Dr. Jelena Petkovic, PAC, MMS, DHSc, to schedule a hormone therapy consultation or book an appointment online today

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