Hormone Optimization [FAQ]

Hormone Therapy

Are you experiencing fatigue, depression, mood swings, changes in sex drive, or decreased muscle mass? If you have not felt like yourself lately, you may be a candidate for hormone optimization. If you are uncertain about the benefits of these therapies, don’t worry, you are not alone! Hormone replacement therapy is a life-changing option, but the sea of online information is often confusing for patients. At The Hamlet Clinic, Dr. Grant Hamlet takes time to educate his patients on hormone therapies to help them feel comfortable and in charge of their care.

To enjoy your best results and safest treatment, it is important to seek hormone therapy from a medical professional you can trust. Dr. Grant Hamlet has many years of study and experience that inform his hormone replacement expertise. His customized, targeted hormone optimization therapies are the result of careful assessment and comprehensive analysis.

Dr. Hamlet offers three forms of hormone optimization:

  • Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy

Below is a list of some of the frequently-asked-questions we receive about hormone therapies at The Hamlet Clinic:

What are hormones and what is their function?

Hormones are regulatory chemicals in the body that impact mood and organ function. The glands of the endocrine system secrete hormones into the bloodstream, which then affect a patient’s mental state, metabolism, physical health, and sexual performance. Hormones play an important role in our daily function, as well as in development and reproduction. Your health and happiness are closely tied to your hormone balance!

What are the signs that I may benefit from Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Signs of hormone imbalance include:

• Loss of energy
• Depression
• Decreased in muscle size and strength
• Loss of sex drive
• Hot flashes, night sweats, and other menopause-related symptoms
• A decrease in facial or body hair
• Difficulty concentrating
• Poor memory
• Infertility
• Change in sleep pattern

What are the benefits of Hormone Optimizing Therapies?

If you are feeling frustrated by the effects of aging, consider improving the longevity and quality of your life with hormone therapy. Hormone optimizing therapies are a convenient, effective method of restoring hormone balance to stabilize mood and enable peak performance. Many patients also find peace of mind from the fact that the solution to their hormone balance is all-natural. Hormone optimizing treatments help restore the quality of life for both men and women; these custom therapies can even address the effects of aging on the mind and body! Benefits of hormone therapies include improved weight regulation, increased muscle mass, and improved organ, bone, and skin health. Hormone therapy will promote better immune system function, sleep quality, and sex drive, as well as help lower cholesterol levels. Patients report a major improvement in mood and stress levels!

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement has helped thousands of women combat their menopause symptoms to reduce hot flashes, improve sleep quality, increase sex drive, and restore a stable mood.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy is a highly effective way to raise men’s testosterone levels to improve mood and muscle development and address erectile dysfunction. If you are showing signs of Human Growth Hormone deficiency, such as changes in body composition, poor immunity, metabolism, or cardiovascular function, Human Growth Hormone therapy will restore healthy function for the long-term.

Hormone therapy is also an integral part of gender reassignment treatment.

What are the risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone Replacement Therapy at The Hamlet Clinic is a safe, custom-tailored treatment. Any risk associated with hormone therapies will depend on the particular health history of the patient. Patients over 60 should consult with their doctor to make sure hormone replacement therapy is the right choice for them.

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical Hormones have a similar molecular structure to the hormones in the human body. Bioidentical Hormones are made from estrogen collected from yams and soy, which is then transitioned into a hormone-balancing supplement that contains 17 beta-estradiol, estrone, and estriol. Women experience significantly lower levels of estradiol during menopause. Bioidentical Hormones can address estrogen imbalance to help women reduce the unpleasant side effects of menopause.

What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is customized to address the specific hormonal imbalances a woman is experiencing. Once Dr. Hamlet has completed a thorough set of diagnostic tests, patients will receive a prescription of bioidentical hormones in pill form. Dr. Hamlet will give you clear instructions to help you receive the intended benefits of your therapy.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy safe?

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is a safe treatment option for women who are experiencing menopause and age-related hormone imbalances. To make sure your treatment plan is appropriate for you, please disclose if you or anyone in your family has a history of medical conditions like blood clots or heart disease. Dr. Hamlet will be able to assess your case and create an appropriate Bioidentical Hormone Therapy treatment plan.

How do I know if I have entered Menopause?

Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, vaginal dryness, hair loss, and weight fluctuations. If you think you are experiencing menopause, contact The Hamlet Clinic. Dr. Hamlet will customize a therapy plan to your exact needs.

Can Hormone Replacement Therapy help with Menopause?

Hormone Replacement Therapy has helped thousands of women reduce stress and symptoms of menopause! Dr. Hamlet tests for and targets the specific imbalances directly responsible for your frustrating physical symptoms.

How do I know if I have low testosterone levels?

Symptoms of low testosterone levels in men include diminished sex drive, lowered sperm count, erectile dysfunction, or the development of male breast tissue.

Poor sleep quality, depression, and low confidence may also indicate low testosterone levels. Weight gain, fatigue, and hot flashes may also indicate low testosterone.

Young males with low testosterone levels may experience less development of their facial hair, muscles, or genitals. Women with low testosterone levels may experience lower sex drives, low energy levels, or depression.

What are the main causes of erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction affects millions of men! Erectile dysfunction can be the result of a combination of physiological and psychological factors, including stress, drug abuse, depression, high cholesterol, heart disease, medications, neurological diseases, hormone disorders, and low testosterone levels.

Can you address erectile dysfunction naturally?

Hormone replacement therapy is a natural way to restore balance and healthy sexual performance. Dr. Hamlet has helped countless men restore their sexual health and wellness with testosterone and hormone replacement therapy at The Hamlet Clinic.

How does testosterone replacement work?

Testosterone replacement therapy will be administered via injection at our clinic. Men will receive their treatment once a week and women once a month. Patients receive follow-up blood tests every six months or as necessary to assess if the treatment needs adjustment.

What is Human Growth Hormone?

Human Growth Hormone supports regeneration and cell growth of the muscles, bones, brain tissue, and vital organs. Growth Hormones assist with metabolism and support healthy heart function. Unfortunately, as we age, our body slows down its production of human growth hormone.

What are signs of HGH deficiency?

Signs of HGH deficiency in adults include fatigue, poor sleep quality, poor memory, poor immunity, muscle weakness, dry skin, high cholesterol, and osteoporosis.

What happens when you take Human Growth Hormone?

Human Growth Hormone therapy will correct the issues of HGH deficiency to improve energy levels, memory, sleep quality, skin quality, and immune system function. HGH therapy can restore bone density, raise metabolism, and lower cholesterol levels.

Are there side effects of HGH?

Patients who are experiencing HGH deficit will benefit from HGH therapy. If your body does not need HGH, Dr. Hamlet will not recommend HGH therapy. If patients who do not have HGH deficiency undergo HGH therapy, they may experience swelling of the arms and legs, joint or muscle pain, insulin resistance, or carpal tunnel syndrome. HGH may not be the right choice for patients who are predisposed to type 2 diabetes or heart disease. Dr. Hamlet assesses every patient closely to make sure HGH therapy is a safe, appropriate option for them.

What is Human Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy like?

Hormone Replacement Therapy at The Hamlet Clinic consists of all-natural, non-synthetic hormones in an easy-to-administer at-home kit. Injections are self-administered subcutaneously just before bed. You will receive a month’s supply at a time and be re-tested every six months.

How long does growth hormone take to work?

Benefits of growth hormone therapy will begin to show within a month and continue to improve with each passing month!

How much does Human Growth Hormone Therapy cost?

The price of your HGH therapy will depend on the personalized details of your treatment plan. Dr. Hamlet will perform a series of lab and diagnostic tests to identify where your hormones are off-balance. Once he has a clear understanding of the needs of your case, he will custom-tailor your hormone therapy to you and your body. You will receive a cost breakdown that reflects the details of your plan.

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy right for me?

If you have noticed changes in your mood, metabolism, muscle mass, sleep quality, or sexual performance, there is a very good chance that you will benefit from hormone replacement therapy. Of course, Dr. Hamlet will only recommend hormone replacement therapy after he runs a thorough assessment of your case. If he determines hormone replacement therapy is the right solution for you, he will work with you to customize your hormone therapy plan!

Contact Dr. Hamlet and schedule a consultation to learn how hormone replacement therapy can give you the boost you need.

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