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Hormone Replacement

Internal Medicine & Weight Loss & Anti-Aging Specialist in Charleston, SC

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Hormone Replacement services offered in Charleston, SC

If you want to recapture your vitality naturally, you could benefit greatly from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).  Dr. Lominchar uses hormone replacement to treat hormone-related problems like menopause symptoms, hypogonadism (Low-T) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland). Correcting hormone loss and imbalance with BHRT is a proactive approach to maintaining your quality of life now and in the future. To benefit from hormone replacement in the Charleston, South Carolina, area, call the office today or use the online form to schedule a consultation.

What is hormone replacement?

Hormones are chemicals your brain uses to direct many bodily functions, from metabolism and growth to reproduction and digestion. Any imbalance in your hormone levels can have profound effects on your mental and physical well-being.

Hormone replacement can help combat the effects of falling hormone levels caused by aging and treat conditions like hypothyroidism (lack of thyroid hormone). Dr. Lominchar uses hormone replacement therapy to treat the loss of thyroid hormones and estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone (the sex hormones) to help you maintain a healthy body.

Why would I need hormone replacement?

Most people know that hormone levels fall after middle age. For women, menopause (when menstruation and fertility cease) is a marker for rapid hormone loss. However, hormone decline begins in your 20s and continues as you age. At 30, you start losing around 3% of your hormones every year.

Change is natural in life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t retain your vitality as you grow older. Hormone replacement can help with many problems related to low hormone levels, including:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Weight challenges
  • Low energy levels
  • Depression

Hormone replacement can also help with sexual health problems like erectile dysfunction and vaginal dryness and give your overall vitality a boost.

The treatment plans Dr. Lominchar creates enable you to reverse the effects of hormone loss. If you begin treatment early enough, hormone replacement can even prevent some of the more challenging effects of hormone loss from occurring.

Hormone replacement may not be the right solution for everyone. After reviewing your personal and family medical history, Dr. Lominchar can advise you on its suitability.

What does hormone replacement involve?

Long-term hormone replacement is usually the best approach for long-lasting (and sometimes permanent) effects. However, synthetic hormones cause some patients unpleasant side effects and aren’t recommended for long-term use.

To overcome this problem, Dr. Lominchar uses bioidentical hormones that are 98% identical to the hormones in your body. That means you aren’t putting anything artificial in your body. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) counters the effects of hormone loss without the adverse effects of synthetic hormones.

Another benefit of BHRT is that a compounding pharmacy prepares your treatment to Dr. Lominchar’s exact specifications. Therefore, you receive the exact dose that you need to optimize the effects of hormone replacement.

BHRT is available as a cream, oral medication, or long-lasting injectable pellet.

To discover how you could improve your health with hormone replacement therapy, call Palmetto Health and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

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