ThriveMD specializes in Colorado women’s hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at our clinic in Louisville. When you book a consultation with Dr. Nicholas Hamilton, he’ll take time to understand the reasons that have caused you to be concerned about your hormonal levels. We offer a wide variety of HRT options tailored to meet your unique needs. Please book your consultation today to discover how ThriveMD can help you to restore balance!


What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?

Hormone replacement therapy is something that many women use as they move into menopause. Leading up to menopause, the body stops making certain key hormones that are essential for normal, healthy function throughout the body. This can lead to common symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes.
  • Night sweats.
  • Cold hands and feet.
  • Mood changes.
  • Irritability.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Painful periods.
  • Trouble concentrating.
  • Loss of sex drive.
  • Brain fog.
  • Fatigue.
  • Vaginal discomfort.
  • Sleep problems.
  • Yeast infections
  • Acne.
  • Hair loss.
  • Memory problems.
  • Osteoporosis.

Hormonal imbalances caused by menopause can cause women to feel like they don’t know their own bodies anymore. In addition to physical discomfort, hormonal imbalances can impact work performance, energy levels and relationships. Many women also find that they begin to look older as hormone levels dip during menopause.

HRT isn’t just about short-term relief for symptoms of menopause. It can actually play an important role in keeping your body strong and healthy as you move into your older years. That’s because the dip in estrogen that takes place during menopause can actually cause bone loss. Decreased bone density can put women at risk for injuries, muscle loss, osteoporosis and many other problems.


How Is HRT Used?

In most cases, the goal of HRT is to replace the estrogen levels that are being lost as you progress through menopause. There are two main delivery methods for estrogen when undergoing HRT through mainstream care providers. The first is something called systematic estrogen. This option is typically delivered in the form of a pill, patch, ring, spray, foam gel or cream. It helps to provide higher estrogen levels due to the fact that it is absorbed throughout the body.

The second option is something called a low-dose vaginal product. This option delivers lower levels of estragon to the body. The estrogen is delivered in the form of a ring, tablet or cream. While some women find low-dose therapies to be effective for addressing some of the “surface” symptoms associated with vaginal and urinary health during menopause, this option is considered less effective when it comes to deeper symptoms like weight gain, mood, cognitive performance and hot flashes.

At ThriveMD, we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy plans tailored for the needs of our patients. We provide a full range of HRT options that includes dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), pregnenolone, thyroid, estrogen, progesterone, melatonin and testosterone. A consultation is important for determining which form of hormone replacement therapy is right for you! Factors like your age, health history and symptoms should all be looked at before making a decision. In addition, a custom plan that delivers the right amount of hormone replacement for the right duration of time is very important for producing the best results.


Frequently Asked Questions About Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

We offer HRT here at our ThriveMD clinic in Louisville.

HRT is typically approved once women are experiencing menopausal symptoms.

HRT can be stopped once menopausal symptoms have stopped. Many women use HRT for between two and five years. However, it’s important to work with a care provider capable of monitoring your hormone levels throughout the process.