Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Shoreline Medical Spa

Aesthetics located in Deep River, CT

Your hormone levels will decline naturally as you grow older, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept the symptoms of hormone imbalance as inevitable. By working with Dr. Jeffrey Goldblatt and his team at Shoreline Medical Spa, you can restore your hormones to the proper levels and feel more like yourself. Schedule a consultation at the Deep River, Connecticut, practice to sit down and discuss your symptoms, overall health, and long-term treatment goals. Online scheduling is available, or you can visit or call the office to set up your appointment.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Shoreline Medical Spa

What causes hormone imbalance?

The aging process is the number one cause of hormonal shifts that lead to imbalance. As you grow older your body produces fewer hormones, and you’ll likely notice a range of symptoms and changes. Some additional causes of hormone imbalance include:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Hysterectomy or other reproductive surgeries

It’s important to note that hormone imbalance can affect men as well as women. Testosterone also declines as you age, and can create unpleasant symptoms.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Symptoms of hormone imbalance in women include:

  • Irregular bleeding
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Osteoporosis
  • Unwanted hair growth on face or body
  • Deepening voice

Symptoms of hormone imbalance in men include:

  • Reduced sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Growth of breast tissue
  • Low sperm count

You might notice only one of these symptoms, or be plagued by a combination of unpleasant symptoms. Fortunately, there are treatments that can restore proper hormonal balance.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is a treatment option for restoring proper hormone balance. It supplements your natural hormone levels to optimal levels. HRT is an incredibly individualized process; Dr. Goldblatt creates a customized plan to suit your specific needs, and that plan might be tailored over time as your hormone levels shift.

Shoreline Medical Spa uses bioidentical hormones, which are formulated from plant estrogens that share the same chemical makeup as human hormones. Many believe that bioidentical hormones are a more natural way to deliver hormone supplementation than synthetic versions, some of which are made from the urine of pregnant horses.

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Anything that alters your natural hormone levels brings risks, and various research has shown that certain hormone replacement therapies can increase your risk of serious health issues. Your risk level depends on your age, your personal and family health history, and your overall health.

On the other hand, researchers find that HRT can prevent bone loss and reduce the risk of fractures in women. Relieving troublesome symptoms can also improve your quality of life, so there are benefits that should be balanced with the risks. Before you begin HRT, you’ll sit down with Dr. Goldblatt and discuss your specific needs.

If you’re ready to get started on hormone replacement therapy or want to learn more about it, book your visit at Shoreline Medical Spa online or over the phone today.

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