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HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY SPECIALIST

Florida Endocrine Consultants, PLLC

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Endocrinology servicing throughout the State of Florida.

As they get older, all women and most men naturally lose hormones that are essential for their overall health and sexual well-being. At Florida Endocrine Consultants, PLLC, Ana Silva, DO, offers individualized hormone replacement therapy to restore your hormone levels, effectively reversing your symptoms and preventing health complications. Dr. Silva uses telemedicine and provides comprehensive medical care to patients throughout Florida online, so you can receive hormone replacement therapy without leaving your home. To request an appointment, simply use the online booking tool and choose the day and length of time you want to talk to Dr. Silva.

HOROMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY Q & A

When do women need hormone replacement therapy?

While hormone replacement therapy is often considered after menopause, many women start to develop symptoms during perimenopause, which is the 3-5 years before menopause. Hormone levels fluctuate during perimenopause, causing symptoms such as irregular menstrual periods and hot flashes.

When you reach menopause, your ovaries stop producing estrogen. This dramatic drop in hormones has a significant impact throughout your body, yet each woman’s experience is different. You may have few symptoms and mild problems, or you could suffer from severe symptoms that affect your health.

What women’s problems are treated with hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy alleviates menopause symptoms such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Memory problems

Losing estrogen also significantly increases your risk for osteoporosis, weight gain, and dry skin. Hormone replacement therapy helps you prevent estrogen-related health problems.

When do men need hormone replacement therapy?

Around the age of 30, testosterone levels in men naturally decline, dropping by as much as 2% every year. 

When testosterone levels go down, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Loss of sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Loss of muscle strength
  • Loss of body and beard hair
  • Difficulty concentrating

As they get older, men are also at risk for hypogonadism, a condition that further reduces testosterone levels. With individualized hormone replacement therapy, your normal testosterone levels are restored, and your symptoms are reversed.

How do I get hormone replacement therapy?

Dr. Silva uses a web-based practice, which means all your medical care is provided online using a secure telehealth portal that protects your privacy. You only need internet access and the ability to video conference on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Additionally, established concierge patients have 24/7 phone access to Dr. Silva.

 

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