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Am I a Good Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Updated: Feb 9

The topic of hormone replacement therapy often centers around older men or menopausal women. This is because most patients seeking Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) fit into this category. As you get closer to menopause, you may notice symptoms such as pain during sex, urinary problems, and irregular periods. Talk to your doctor or nurse about these symptoms. Prescriptions and treatments can help relieve your symptoms. It's important to know why it's necessary to know what to expect, what your options are so you can get a handle on it. Some require support earlier or later than others. The important part is being aware of the changes in your body and consulting with an experienced provider (like Shannon Shipe, FNP-BC and Dr. David Mendelsohn at New South Family Medicine and MedSpa!) to help guide you through the process in a safe and healthy way.

Low Testosterone

When people start experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, one of the first questions they often have is “why?” It’s in our nature as humans to get to the bottom of things, especially when our health is in question. The truth of the matter is, low testosterone can be caused by a wide variety of things.

Low testosterone is more common than you think, and men often wonder when should they worry? Sometimes, low testosterone can go unnoticed because the person experiencing the symptoms doesn’t know why they may feel tired, experiencing low libido, weight gain, irritability, trouble sleeping, etc. But if you’re experiencing these symptoms, we encourage you to discuss options with your provider. You have options, and when you’re ready to find out which option is best for you, the team at New South Family Medicine and MedSpa is here to help.

Menopause and Andropause

Both men and women can go through menopause (for women) and andropause (for men). This is the time when the ovarie