Hormone Replacement Therapy

Esprit Health Clinic

Michelle L. Frank, APRN, CNP

Family Practice located in Sidney, MT

Hormone replacement therapy can play an important role in helping women and men enjoy optimal health as they get older. At Esprit Health Clinic in Sidney, MT, nurse practitioner Michelle Frank offers safe, effective hormone replacement therapy for patients throughout Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota, relying on the state-of-the-art bioidentical hormone replacement treatment/HRT method.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

As men and women get older, their bodies begin to produce less and less of certain hormones including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Hormone replacement therapy (or HRT) uses synthetic (lab-created) hormones to supplement the body's natural hormones, helping men and women maintain normal, healthy levels of hormones so they can enjoy better health and prevent diseases that become more common with older age.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

When most people think of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, they think solely of sexual function. While these hormones do play an essential role in sexual function, that's just part of what they do. Balanced levels of the so-called sex hormones also have an impact on other aspects of health and wellness, including metabolism, sleep, concentration and mood, and when the hormone levels drop, it can take a big toll on wellness and overall quality of life. HRT helps restore hormone levels to help women and men enjoy optimal health and wellness even as they get older. Plus, HRT can help patients avoid serious medical issues associated with a drop in hormones, including cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced by the body. That means the body recognizes the synthetic hormones and processes them just like natural hormones for fewer risks and side effects compared to traditional hormone replacement therapy.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement treatment/HRT?

Bioidentical hormone replacement treatment/HRT is a bioidentical hormone product that uses pellets implanted beneath the skin to deliver hormones in a more natural approach that's more like the body's own hormone delivery system. Bioidentical hormone replacement treatment/HRT pellets are manufactured using a very precise process that results in a higher-quality bioidentical hormone product so patients can feel confident in their therapy and its results.

How can I tell if HRT could be a good choice for me?

The best way to determine if HRT is a good choice is to schedule an office visit for a physical exam and consultation to find out more.

Insurance

We accept most commercial insurance. We do not accept Medicaid. Please contact our office with any questions.

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