Hormone Replacement (HRT)

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Estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone are all vital hormones responsible for our bodies’ optimal functioning. Unfortunately, every so often, these hormone levels can become unbalanced. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is designed to restore hormonal balance in individuals experiencing hormone deficiencies or imbalances.


Both men and women can benefit from hormone therapy. Women primarily use hormone therapy to treat menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Men use hormone therapy treatments to treat hormone imbalances related to low testosterone.


At VYVE, we take a personalized approach to hormone therapy, starting with extensive consultation and comprehensive lab testing to determine the best course of treatment for each individual. A doctor will help you determine what hormone therapy is right for you. We use bioidentical hormones for our replacement derived from natural sources that are identical in chemical structure to the hormones produced by your body.


We understand how uncomfortable the symptoms of hormone imbalance can be, so we go above and beyond to improve the quality of life and overall health of anyone experiencing it.

Hormone Replacement (HRT) benefits

Hormone Replacement may help the body with…


Improving sleep quality and bone health


Enhancing mood and reducing irritability


Reducing hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats


Boosting reduced sex drive and libido

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men

Hormone replacement therapy is not a women-only procedure. Just like women, men can also experience imbalances and be deficient in hormones. As men age, their testosterone levels tend to decline, resulting in a range of symptoms such as fatigue, decreased libido, and loss of muscle mass. Hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate these symptoms and improve overall quality of life. Sometimes age is not a deciding factor. Certain health conditions, like hypogonadism, can cause unnaturally low levels of testosterone. HRT for men is usually available through topical testosterone gels and parches or intramuscular injections.

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is different for women. Unlike men, women don’t receive testosterone during their treatments. The hormones they usually receive are estrogen and progesterone. Oftentimes, a combination of both is required to restore hormonal levels in the body. The significant drop in hormone production due to aging or menopause often comes with symptoms like thinning hair, weight gain, brain fog, and night sweats. Apart from treating those, hormone replacement therapy can help prevent bone loss, alleviate vaginal dryness, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Hormone Replacement (HRT)

Common Questions

What Are the Risks and Side Effects of Hormone Replacement?

Hormone therapy risks or side effects may vary depending on the type of hormone therapy used. When starting HRT, women may experience transient side effects, such as headaches, breast fullness, or bloatedness, which usually subside within a couple of weeks.


However, some side effects may persist and require changing HRT type. Common side effects associated with estrogen therapy for women include breast tenderness, skin irritation, leg cramps, nausea, and headaches.


Progesterone-related side effects may include premenstrual syndrome-like symptoms, fluid retention, breast tenderness, backache, depression, mood swings, and pelvic pain. It’s important to discuss any concerns or persistent side effects during your quarterly consultations with your replacement therapy doctor

Are Hormones Safe for Everyone?

HRT is generally safe for most people, but it can present an increased risk for certain individuals and is not suitable for women who have:


  • History of certain types of cancer – breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer
  • Active or prior history of blood clots
  • Any form of liver disease
  • Untreated and uncontrolled blood pressure.


Additionally, HRT is not suitable for men who have:


  • History of certain types of cancer – prostate or testicular cancer
  • Any form of liver disease
  • Red blood cell disorders
  • Untreated and uncontrolled blood pressure.


We advise you to freely discuss your medical history and any health concerns you might have with your hormone replacement doctor during your initial consultation. Our health specialist can help you determine if it is a safe and appropriate treatment option and propose a different integrative service according to your hormone therapy needs. A hormone therapy doctor will also inform you of any risks associated with your treatments.

How Long Does HRT Take To Work?

The time it takes for hormone replacement treatments to work can vary depending on the individual’s specific symptoms and hormone (estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone) levels. In some cases, individuals may start noticing improvements in health symptoms within a few weeks. However, in most cases, it takes several months (usually up to 3) to achieve optimal results from hormone therapy. That’s why we work closely with our patients to monitor their health progress and, if needed, make any necessary adjustments to their hormone therapy treatment plans.

Can Hormone Replacement Be Used for Birth Control?

No, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not a form of birth control. HT is a treatment that uses hormones to alleviate symptoms of menopause or hormonal imbalances. In some cases, hormone therapy can also help women manage period symptoms. If you are a woman seeking contraception, you should use other methods such as condoms, oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices (IUDs), or other forms of birth control. It is important to discuss the various options with your VYVE healthcare provider to determine the best form of contraception for you.

How Does HRT for Men Affect Fertility?

HRT for men suppresses sperm production by impacting the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels. Low sperm production can affect fertility, especially in males already experiencing health issues, such as low sperm count. Usually, infertility caused by HRT for men is reversible as soon as the treatment is stopped. During your initial consultation, you can discuss all fertility concerns with your VYVE healthcare specialist before starting HRT. In some cases, alternative treatments may be recommended for men who wish to preserve their fertility.

How Do I Know if Hormone Replacement Is Right for Me?

The decision to use HRT should be made in consultation with a healthcare provider who can evaluate your individual health status, medical history, and symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms of menopause or other hormonal imbalances, like too high progesterone levels that are impacting your quality of life, you may be a good candidate for hormone therapy. However, there are also potential risks to consider when receiving hormone therapy, so it’s important to have an open discussion during your consultation to determine if Hormone Replacement Therapy is the right choice for you.

Can I Stop HRT Once I Start?

Yes, you can stop Hormone Replacement Therapy once you start. Most postmenopausal women stop the treatment after menopausal symptoms are over. Men can choose to stop at any time should they no longer feel the need to enhance their vitality. You shouldn’t stop hormone therapy abruptly without discussing it with your doctor or healthcare specialist at VYVE. Sudden terminations of hormone therapy might cause some uncomfortable symptoms you’ve regulated with the treatment so far. Your doctor can help you gradually and safely taper off of hormone therapy to avoid risks and provide alternative treatment options if necessary.

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Why Should I Book a Consultation?

  • Individualized treatment plans, customized to suit your needs
  • Comprehensive lab testing to assess hormone levels
  • Experienced healthcare providers with a focus on safety and effectiveness
  • Enhanced well-being and alleviation of symptoms.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Offered

There are several types of hormone therapy that you can receive to treat your specific health and menopausal symptoms. The benefits and risks of each type of hormone therapy can vary based on your specific conditions.

  • Topical
  • Oral
  • Injectible
  • Pellets


Topical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is administered through creams or gels that are applied to the skin, often in the form of a patch. The hormones are absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin and then delivered to the targeted cells. Many women and men prefer this method because it is easy to administer, especially as a patch, and the steady release of hormones it provides over time.


Oral HRT involves taking hormone pills, typically once a day. It is one of the most common forms of HRT for women and can be used to treat various symptoms of menopause. Individual patient risks should always be assessed before prescribing a dose of Oral Hormone Replacement Therapy. During your consultation, you will discuss your dose preferences and needs with one of our healthcare specialists.


Injectable Hormone Replacement Therapy involves receiving liquid hormone injections directly into the muscle. This method of hormone therapy delivery is commonly used for men or those individuals who have difficulty absorbing hormones orally or are unable to use topical or pellet forms of HRT. Injectable HRT can provide consistent hormone levels but often requires regular injections and monitoring by your healthcare provider.


Pellets are small, rice-sized pellets containing hormones that are implanted beneath the skin in a simple, painless procedure. They slowly release hormones into the bloodstream over several months, providing continuous hormone replacement therapy. Pellets offer a convenient alternative to daily pills or creams and can be tailored to each patient's individual hormone needs.

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Initial Consultation + Baseline Labs

At VYVE, we prioritize a personalized approach to bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), starting with an in-depth initial consultation where we will discuss all your concerns and questions regarding hormone therapy. Your healthcare professional will review your medical history and hormone levels to create a tailored hormone therapy treatment plan. Additionally, our services include baseline labs to assess your hormone levels and overall health, ensuring that our HRT program is customized to meet your unique health needs.

Quarterly Lab Review + BHRT Adjustment

As your hormone therapy progresses, your blood markers will change. That’s why we conduct consistent lab reviews to evaluate your hormone levels and make necessary adjustments to your BHRT plan. We aim to provide ongoing support and guidance to ensure optimal hormonal balance and overall well-being. With regular monitoring and adjustments, we help you achieve long-lasting results and improve your quality of life through hormone therapy.

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