Hormone Replacement Therapy

Concierge medicine & Hormone Specialist located in Naples, FL

Hormone Replacement Therapy

When your hormones are off, you are off. At Howard Health and Wellness, esteemed board-certified hormone replacement therapy specialist Corey Howard, MD, and the team provide hormone-balancing options, like bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with Pellecome®, for both men and women in their Naples, Florida, office. With the right dose of the right hormones, you can experience rapid symptom relief and feel young and ready to take on the world again. Phone the Naples, Florida office or use the provided online feature now.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy uses  hormones, created at a certified and regulated compound pharmacy,  to restore your body’s hormones to ideal levels. This relieves symptoms like low energy, low sex drive, brain fog, and other problems and improves your general health.

Hormones are unique to every person, so Howard Health and Wellness works with compounding pharmacies, including AnazaoHealth and Wells Pharmacy, where they make your hormone products according to your body’s unique needs. 

They also use the Pellecome® brand device  bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), giving them the ability to address hormonal and medical needs using  custom-made pellets. 

When do women need hormone replacement therapy?

Women generally experience hormone changes between ages 35-55, losing their natural estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone. These play a crucial role in general wellness, sexual health, weight, energy, and many other aspects of life. 

Some symptoms of hormone loss in women include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse
  • Loss of libido
  • Anxiety, depression, irritability, or mood swings
  • Painful intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence 
  • Bone thinning (osteopenia or osteoporosis)
  • Aching joints
  • Weight gain

Many other problems can occur as well. In general, it’s best to start hormone replacement therapy as soon as your negative effects start, as this prevents worse problems from happening.

When do men need hormone replacement therapy? 

Men’s hormones start declining at about age 30 and then continue to do so every year, with a sharper drop-off after age 40. Other hormones can also decrease and cause problems. Just as with women, hormone depletion can cause many frustrating problems, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Low mood, irritability, growing angry easily
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced orgasm intensity
  • Reduced concentration 
  • Memory lapses
  • Weight gain
  • Joint aches and pains
  • Bone thinning
  • Shrinking of lean muscle mass

Starting hormone therapy promptly can stop effects from worsening and make it easier to get back to where you were quickly. 

How is hormone replacement therapy administered?

Howard Health and Wellness offers bioidentical hormones, which come from natural plant sources. Some of the different ways to take hormone therapy include topical creams, intramuscular injections, capsules, and pellet therapy using the Pellecome advanced delivery system.  

Dr. Howard and the team recommend the ideal type and dose of hormone therapy for you based on detailed testing and evaluation. They follow up every three months to ensure you get ideal effects. 

Schedule your hormone optimization visit online or call the Howard Health and Wellness office today.