Hormone Replacement

Hormone Replacement

Hormone Replacement services in Littleton, CO

Hormones are such powerful chemicals that the slightest imbalance can cause multiple adverse effects on your mental and physical health. At Broadway Family Practice in Littleton, Colorado, Morgan Broadway, DNP, FNP-C, offers hormone replacement to correct these imbalances. She uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), a natural, personalized approach that provides better, safer results. Call Broadway Family Practice today to learn more about hormone replacement’s benefits or request a consultation via the online booking form. 

Hormone Replacement Q&A

What is hormone replacement?

Hormone replacement (hormone replacement therapy or HRT) is best known as a treatment that can help women suffering from unpleasant menopause symptoms. When women reach middle age, the production of the reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone decline (perimenopause). In many women, this can cause symptoms such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Problems sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Loss of libido (sex drive)
  • Dry skin

Not every woman has problems with menopause, but for those that do experience side effects, they can be long-lasting and make life challenging. Hormone replacement restores the levels of hormones lost during menopause, reversing or reducing many symptoms.

Hormone replacement can also help men with low testosterone, which in midlife is often called andropause (male menopause). Other conditions, including adrenal fatigue, thyroid disease, and diabetes, might require hormone treatment.

Is hormone replacement suitable for me?

Hormone replacement has been around for many years, providing effective relief for women with severe menopausal symptoms.

However, it’s not suitable for everyone. If you have a history of breast cancer or deep vein thrombosis (DVT — blood clots in the deep leg veins), your Broadway Family Practice provider might suggest alternatives.

How do I take hormone replacement?

Hormone replacement has two primary forms — traditional HRT and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Traditional HRT uses animal sources or lab-created hormones that don’t always match the structure of human hormones. They’re more difficult for your body to absorb and may cause side effects.

Broadway Family Practice uses BHRT. The hormones in BHRT come from plant sources that match human hormones exactly, so there’s minimal risk of adverse reactions, and your body can absorb the hormones much easier. BHRT prescriptions are also custom compounded, meaning the pharmacist creates them to each patient’s requirements which could be in pill, dissolvable tablet, or cream form.

BHRT is available in convenient pellet form. The slow-release pellets are roughly the size of a rice grain. Your provider injects the pellet under your skin, where it steadily releases hormones to maintain the levels in your blood over the next few months.

Broadway Family Practice personalizes treatment based on each patient’s lab results, symptom profile, and health goals. By restoring your body’s hormonal balance, your provider helps you achieve your health goals and feel your best.

Call Broadway Family Practice today or book an appointment online to see how you could benefit from hormone replacement.