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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Marcia A Harris, MD, LHD -  - Anti-Aging

The Wellness Restoration Center

Marcia A Harris, MD, LHD

Anti-Aging & Aesthetics located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Your hormones are responsible for over 400 functions in your body, so when there’s even the slightest imbalance in your hormone levels, it's hard to ignore. At The Wellness Restoration Center in Midtown East, Manhattan, New York City, hormone specialist Marcia Harris, MD, LHD, offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations to accurately identify a hormone imbalance. Dr. Harris also specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to restore balance in your body and relieve bothersome symptoms in both women and men. Call The Wellness Restoration Center to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is HRT?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment that focuses on restoring your natural hormone balance with supplemental hormones.

The Wellness Restoration Center uses bioidentical hormones that come from plants and are structurally similar to the hormones your body makes naturally.

Why should I consider HRT?

You should schedule a consultation at The Wellness Restoration Center if you have symptoms of a hormone imbalance such as:

  • Hair loss
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Diminished mental clarity or memory loss

A hormone imbalance can also cause mood changes, anxiety, panic attacks, and depression.

Many of these symptoms develop as you get older and when women transition to menopause, the time when your period stops for good. 

However, the symptoms can also relate to a variety of underlying health conditions, so it’s important that you schedule a diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Harris if you have any of them. She can perform blood tests to check your hormone levels and determine if you’re a candidate for HRT.

What is involved in HRT?

The bioidentical hormones that are available at The Wellness Restoration Center come in several forms, so they’re easy to incorporate into your lifestyle.

Depending on your needs, your therapy might involve pills and capsules, creams, or injections. However, these delivery methods might not provide you with full benefit of your treatment, and Dr. Harris may then suggest pellet therapy.

How does pellet therapy work?

Pellets are one of the most effective ways to deliver consistent amounts of hormones into your body. Dr. Harris implants the pellet just under the surface of your skin in your gluteus muscle during a simple in office surgical procedure.

The implant supplies a steady stream of hormones for up to six months. As your hormone levels balance out, you should notice a decrease in your persistent fatigue and an increase in your mental clarity, sexual desire and many other parameters.

Over time, HRT also eases the other physical and mental symptoms you experience, so you can enjoy a higher quality of life.

To find out if you’re a candidate for HRT with bioidentical hormones, schedule a consultation online or by calling The Wellness Restoration Center office today.