“Find Relief and Empower Your Health with Hormone Replacement Therapy”

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemical messengers produced by glands in the body; they control most bodily functions – everything from very simple needs like hunger and sleep to complex ones like the onset of puberty and controlling the reproductive system. Even slight changes in hormone production can cause significant shifts in how your body functions and feels.  As we age, hormonal imbalances can occur due to changes in the body’s natural production and regulation of hormones.  These changes in hormone levels can lead to a variety of symptoms and age-related health issues.

In women, menopause is a common hormonal issue that occurs as the production of estrogen and progesterone declines.  Men may experience a gradual decline in testosterone levels, known as andropause.  Other hormonal issues may include thyroid disorder, insulin resistance and changes in cortisol production.  If you’re not quite feeling like your normal self, you may have a hormonal imbalance.

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances in Women

  • Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
  • Brain Fog and Trouble Concentrating
  • Decreased Sex Drive
  • Weight Gain / Increased Body Fat /Loss of Muscle Mass
  • Irregular Periods
  • Vaginal Dryness / Painful Intercourse
  • Decreased Bone Density
  • Mood Swings
  • Fatigue and Decreased Energy Levels
  • Hair Loss or Thinning Hair
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased Libido

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances in Men

  • Erectile Dysfunction or Decrease Sex Drive
  • Brain Fog and Trouble Concentrating
  • Night Sweats
  • Weight Gain / Increased Body Fat /Loss of Muscle Mass
  • Decreased Bone Density
  • Mood Swings
  • Fatigue and Decreased Energy Levels
  • Hair Loss
  • Insomnia


What is HRT? 

HRT stands for Hormone Replacement Therapy, which is a treatment that replaces hormones in the body that decline with age, particularly during and after menopause and andropause. The aim for HRT is to relieve symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances. We believe that It is essential to treat all hormone deficiencies including thyroid, adrenal and sex hormone as they are all interconnected and play important roles in regulating various bodily functions. For example, when we have too high or low cortisol levels, thyroid hormone dysfunction, unhealthy metabolism and don’t have healthy blood sugar regulation, it can lead to sex hormone havoc. While it is possible to treat sex hormone imbalances without identifying and addressing all the factors that may be contributing to the sex hormonal imbalance, it may not be as effective in achieving the best possible outcome.

What is BHRT?  

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (also known as BHRT) has gained popularity in recent years as an alternative to traditional hormone therapy, which often uses synthetic hormones that are not identical to those produced naturally in the human body. BHRT are plant-based hormones modified to have the similar structure and function to the hormones produced naturally in the human body, they are safer than their pharmaceutical counterparts and other synthetic hormones. The goal of BHRT is to restore optimal hormone levels in the body and alleviate symptoms of hormone imbalances. BHRT can be administered in various forms, including creams, gels, patches, injections, and pellets. The specific type of hormone therapy and administration method used will depend on the individual patient’s needs and preferences.

We do not only replace deficient hormones, but we try to restore hormonal imbalances by treating the root causes and factors that affect hormonal balance to eliminate symptoms of hormonal imbalances and the aging process.

Who can benefit from HRT or BHRT?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may offer benefits for some individuals, but it is important to recognize that any hormone therapy is not without potential risks and side effects.

Potential risks and side effects of hormone therapy can vary depending on the type of hormones used, the dosage and duration of treatment, and an individual’s overall health history and risk factors. Some of the potential risks associated with hormone therapy include an increased risk of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, breast cancer, and other health concerns.

Therefore, it is important to work with a healthcare provider who is knowledgeable and experienced in hormone therapy to determine if it is an appropriate treatment option for an individual, and also to monitor hormone levels & overall health during treatment, and to adjust treatment as needed. It is also important to discuss any potential risks and side effects associated with hormone therapy and to weigh the benefits and risks of treatment carefully before deciding whether to proceed with hormone therapy.

How does it work? 

Renuka Patel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, is an experienced health provider who takes an integrative approach to develop a personalized treatment plan to optimize hormonal balance and support overall health and well-being. At TrueCARE Integrative Medicine Clinic, we perform comprehensive evaluation to obtain a detailed understanding of an individual’s overall health and any potential factors that may be contributing to hormone imbalances. This may include medical and social history, physical exam, and lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, stress, and sleep habits. Based on this evaluation, hormone testing (blood, saliva or urine) is ordered to measure hormone levels and identify any deficiencies. Once hormone deficiencies have been identified, a healthcare provider can determine the most appropriate approach to hormone replacement therapy, which may involve the use of bioidentical hormones or other therapies tailored to the individual’s unique needs.

For personalized hormone replacement therapy from a compassionate provider, call TrueCARE Integrative Medicine at 630-581-7660 or schedule an appointment online by clicking here https://truecaremedicine.com/contact-us/

We offer 15 min complimentary consultations.  consultations to see if our services are a good fit for you.