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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Corey Howard, MD, FACP, FMNM, FAARFM -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Howard Health And Wellness

Corey Howard, MD, FACP, FMNM, FAARFM

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Naples, FL

Hormone imbalance can significantly diminish the way you look and feel. If you suspect you have fatigue, weight gain, thinning hair, or increased body fat that may be a sign of low testosterone or low estrogen. Double board-certified internal medicine and anti-aging, physician Corey Howard, MD, FACP, FMNM, FAARFM, can help. At Howard Health & Wellness, in Naples, Florida, he offers hormone replacement therapy to balance hormone levels and restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today to learn more about your treatment options.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

As we age, hormone levels decline, contributing to many problems in both men and women. The only way to know what hormones might contribute to some of your symptoms is to test specifically for them. Hormone profiles are different in men and women.

An imbalance of hormones in women may be a factor in fatigue and energy levels, cardiovascular health, neurologic or mental health conditions, immunity, metabolism, menopausal symptoms, post-menopausal syndrome, osteoporosis, and even physical appearance. In fact, there is a lot of research being done on hormone imbalance in women and Alzheimer’s disease. Testing will be comprehensive with full treatment options available.

Improving hormones balance in men can help to improve body composition, increase lean muscle mass, improve mood and focus, increase sex drive, and help to improve erectile dysfunction. 

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) uses individually created treatments that can restore low hormones such as testosterone, estrogen levels, or progesterone within the body. The treatment generally uses biologically active natural compounds mainly from plant extracts, but occasionally from animals if required. Bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones your body produces naturally and they help you achieve hormone balance.

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Howard will review your medical history and ask if you experience any symptoms, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Memory issues and brain fog
  • Unwanted weight gain
  • Increases in body fat
  • Thinning hair
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • A slower metabolism
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis

Balancing hormone levels can help you look and feel your best, while reducing unpleasant symptoms associated with hormone problems. It can optimize men’s and women’s health by reducing symptoms of menopause in women and andropause in men.

What happens during my appointment?

In addition to reviewing your medical history, Dr. Howard checks your vital signs and completes a physical exam to look for signs of hormone imbalance. He evaluates levels of testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, and other hormones to develop a personalized treatment plan that’s perfect for you.

What should I expect during treatment?

Hormone replacement therapy options available at Howard Health & Wellness include:

  • Bioidentical Creams
  • Capsules
  • Skin patches
  • Injections

At the present time, Dr. Howard does not perform pellet therapy and has seen great success using the modalities noted above. 

Dr. Howard will monitor your hormone levels using simple blood, urine and/or salivary tests to ensure your levels stay within a normal range. He will make adjustments to your treatment regimen as needed to give you the best outcome.

Don’t live with symptoms of hormone imbalance when a simple solution is within reach. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Howard by phone or online to find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.