Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Why Weight

Board-Certified Obesity Medicine Specialists & Bioidentical Hormone Specialists located in Littleton, CO

Hormones play a significant role in the management of many body processes, including your metabolism. Men and women both experience changes in hormone levels as they get older, which may make it harder to lose weight. To support your weight-loss efforts and improve overall health and wellness, board-certified obesity medicine specialist Debra Salter, MD, at Why Weight offers hormone replacement therapy. To schedule a consultation to learn more about hormone replacement therapy and how it may help you, call the office in Littleton, Colorado, or book an appointment online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are hormones?

Hormones serve as your body’s messengers. Made in the glands of your endocrine system, hormones tell various body systems and organs what to do.

Your hormones play a significant role in managing your:

  • Mood
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Metabolism
  • Digestion
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Sleep cycle

Although hormones are only needed in small amounts, any shifts in production — either up or down — significantly affects these normal functions, leading to a range of physical symptoms.

As you get older, your production of sex hormones decreases. This includes estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Though these hormones play a significant role in managing your sexual health, they also affect your metabolism, body composition, energy levels, and mood.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a medical treatment that helps restore hormone balance to alleviate your symptoms. 

Most people think hormone replacement therapy only benefits women during menopause. However, anyone who is experiencing shifts in hormone balance can benefit from the treatment.

At Why Weight, Dr. Salter uses bioidentical hormones for hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormones that have the same structure as the hormones produced by your body.

When used for hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormones act just like your own hormones and help optimize levels to alleviate your symptoms. 

How do I know if I need hormone replacement therapy?

When you visit Why Weight for help with weight loss, obesity, or a sleep disorder, Dr. Salter conducts an in-depth clinical exam to fully understand your overall health and wellness. 

In addition to a comprehensive history and physical, Dr. Salter also performs lab testing, which may include measurements of your hormone levels. You may benefit from hormone replacement therapy if the lab work indicates your levels are below normal.

With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Salter customizes your treatment to match your hormone needs. 

How is hormone replacement therapy administered?

Hormone replacement therapy is available in many forms. How it’s given depends on your needs and personal preferences. 

Dr. Salter may provide your hormone replacement therapy as a:

  • Pill
  • Cream or lotion
  • Gel
  • Implanted pellet
  • Injection
  • Patch

Once you start hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Salter monitors your hormone levels and symptoms and adjusts your treatment as needed. 

To learn more about hormone replacement therapy and how it may benefit your health and weight loss success, call Why Weight or book an appointment through the online scheduling tool.