Hormone Replacement Therapy

misc image

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Tampa, FL

Hormone imbalances can cause a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms, from fatigue and low libido to weight gain and thinning hair. Daphnee Moise-Johnson, MD, and the team at Vivant Medical Group in Tampa, Florida, can help you restore your hormone levels to relieve your symptoms. The team offers hormone replacement therapy to treat low levels of estrogen and testosterone in men and women. Call the clinic or schedule an appointment online to learn more today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment for hormonal disorders. As you age, your body stops producing the estrogen (in women) or testosterone (in men) it needs to function optimally. This imbalance can lead to uncomfortable symptoms that affect your mood, behavior, health, and appearance. 


At Vivant Medical Group, the wellness team offers men and women experiencing hormonal imbalances bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT uses plant-based hormones that are chemically identical to the ones your body already produces. 

How does hormone replacement therapy work for women?


Hormone replacement therapy restores depleted levels of estrogen in women. During perimenopause and menopause, a woman’s estrogen levels plummet quickly. This sudden imbalance in hormones can cause many uncomfortable symptoms, including:


  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Dry, brittle nails
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thinning hair


The team may also recommend BHRT to address symptoms of adrenal and thyroid disorders.

How does hormone replacement therapy work for men?


BHRT increases testosterone levels in men. While most men start losing about 1% of testosterone each year after age 30, it declines quickly during middle age. Some men experience andropause, meaning their bodies produce very little testosterone.


Without healthy levels of testosterone, men can experience:


  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Increased abdominal fat
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Hair loss
  • Irritability


The wellness experts at Vivant Medical Group can tailor your BHRT plan to target your specific hormone deficiency.

What can I expect from hormone replacement therapy?


The Vivant Medical Group team performs a complete physical exam, medical history review, and bloodwork to determine whether you’re a candidate for BHRT. If so, they may recommend BHRT in one of the following forms:


  • Patches
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Injections
  • Implantable pellets


They formulate your treatment to address your specific hormone imbalance. After administering your treatment, the team evaluates your progress at least once every three to six months. Talk with your provider about any uncomfortable side effects you experience, such as headaches, fatigue, and other health problems. They can make any necessary adjustments to your plan as needed.


Call Vivant Medical Group or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hormone replacement therapy today.