Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for Women

Hormone replacement treatment (HRT) for women can improve menopause symptoms or low testosterone symptoms. Women’s hormone levels fluctuate over the course of a lifetime. Especially as we grow older, stress, disease, medications, lifestyle factors, and the natural aging process lower our body’s ability to make and use hormones.  At Bionuu  Dr. Sorina will discuss options for hormone replacement treatment (HRT) options including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone after meeting and reviewing your medical history and current symptoms and treatment goals. Dr. Sorina has experience with topical, oral, injectable HRT as well as insertion of bio-identical hormone pellets compounded by a pharmacy.  She also can help you with low thyroid or adrenal insufficiency.

Menopause symptoms? Perimenopause symptoms? Low testosterone symptoms? 

Read our blogs about facts and myths about perimenopause and menopause, testosterone for women and DHEA.
  • Bloating 
  • Dry, red, or itchy skin
  • Puffy skin on the face
  • Irritability, anxiety, mood swings, depression
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Increase in skin laxity and wrinkles
  • Brain fog
  • Heart rate and/or blood sugar changes
  • Breast tenderness
  • Thinning hair
  • Low libido
  • Weak bones
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Painful intercourse

Why Start Women’s Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?

    1.  It can relieve uncomfortable from Perimenopause and menopause symptoms.  These symptoms are due to low levels of estrogen and progesterone.

Perimenopause and menopause symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleeping, mood swings, irregular periods, trouble with focus and memory, weight gain and lower libido, among others. 

  2.  It can lessen women’s risk for osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become thinner and porous, which may lead to bone fractures. Women’s risk for osteoporosis increases after menopause, but hormone replacement may offset this risk. 

3.  It may protect against heart disease

Some research has shown that women who start hormone replacement therapy after menopause have a decreased risk for heart disease. 

4.  It may help to hold off signs of skin aging. 

Skin’s elasticity can decrease with age, partly due to hormonal changes. Balancing your hormones with hormone replacement therapy can help maintain skin’s elasticity. 

 5.  Breast cancer
If you have a personal medical history of breast cancer or a family history we will discuss options and limitations of HRT.

Women need Testosterone too and hormone pellets is the choice for replacement.  Even younger women can have low testosterone and experience fatigue, inability to build muscle or lose weight and have a decreased libido even though they still. have adequate levels of Estrogen and Progesterone.

Medical Insurance Questions

Medical insurance pays for some forms of HRT and currently do not pay for hormone pellets.  If you have out of network benefits we can provide you with a Superbill and your insurance might reimburse you for some of the cost.

How much does it cost?

Unlike other clinics who charge for labs and supplements as part of the treatment, we work with you to keep costs down.  We order labs through your insurance when possible, give you the option to shop around for best prices on supplements. 

Prices start at $260 for most women (every 3-4 months) .  A lot of our clients find that the cost is similar or only slightly higher than what they pay through insurance and for some it is actually lower.