Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bella Wellness & Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Wellness Center located in Hickman, NE

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that addresses the effects of the hormonal changes that both men and women experience, most commonly during the aging process. In addition to helping with hormone-related symptoms — like sexual dysfunction — hormone replacement therapy may also help slow cellular degeneration, improve declining immunity, and protect your body from chronic disease. Terrie Spohn, DNP, APRN- NP, FNP- BC at Bella Wellness & Aesthetics in Hickman, Nebraska, offers hormone replacement therapy consultations for men and women. Book your visit either online or over the phone.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) involves taking or applying a supplement of the hormones that your body is no longer making at the same levels it once was, such as estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone. It’s a state-of-the-art science, which has been shown to help prolong life as well as improve your overall quality of life.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Unlike conventional hormone therapy, which relies on synthetic hormones that can cause unwanted side effects, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a custom-compounded, natural hormone treatment that’s designed to address your individual needs.

Bioidentical hormones, offered at Bella Wellness & Aesthetics, are nearly identical in molecular structure to the hormones that are made in your body, meaning your body often can’t distinguish bioidentical hormones from your own natural hormones. That’s why bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is also known as natural hormone therapy.

How does hormone replacement therapy help with menopause?

Menopause, a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle and fertility, typically happens sometime after her 50th birthday;the average age for menopause is 51.

Common physical symptoms of menopause, include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Loss of sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of sadness and loss

Menopause is triggered by a natural decline in the production of estrogen and progesterone, the two hormones that regulate menstruation. You can even experience menopause-related symptoms for years leading up to menopause, a phase known as perimenopause.

Menopausal women who take progesterone along with low-dose systemic estrogen, which comes in the form of a skin patch, gel, cream, or spray, can help protect themselves from the symptoms of menopause as well as from osteoporosis. At Bella Wellness & Aesthetics, women can also receive bioidentical shots or self-injections as hormone replacement therapy treatments.

What is testosterone deficiency in men?

Men can experience a decline in testosterone, the male hormone associated with muscle strength, bone density, sex drive, and sperm production. Testosterone levels peak during adolescence and early adulthood and then decline gradually starting at about the age of 30.

Low testosterone levels can lead to:

  • Sexual dysfunction, such as low libido (sexual desire) or erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Decreased sperm production (infertility issues)
  • A decrease in muscle mass
  • A decrease in energy levels
  • Increased body fat
  • Breast development
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Excessive sweating
  • Hot flashes
  • Anger issues  
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability

Testosterone hormone therapy from Bella Wellness & Aesthetics can help an aging man become leaner and more energized; it also helps improve his mood and naturally enhances his libido.* Testosterone is available as an oral pill, a skin patch, or a gel that’s spread on your upper arms, shoulders, and abdomen after a daily shower.

Learn more about personalized HRT and BHRT solutions for men and women by booking a consultation at Bella Wellness & Aesthetics. Schedule online or over the phone.

*Individual results may vary.