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What Should I Do if I Experience Side Effects With Hormone Replacement Therapy?

By: Marina Roloff, DNP, FNP-C


Hormone replacement therapy continues to be one of the most in-demand wellness treatments among men and women alike, helping countless people overcome the disruptive symptoms of andropause, menopause, and other hormonal conditions. With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) at Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness in Yuma, AZ, board-certified nurse practitioner Marina Roloff and our caring team can help you join the many people who have regained comfort, control, and quality of life with BHRT pellet treatment. Here, you’ll discover what you can expect during hormone replacement therapy, including what side effects you may experience, how long they could last, and when you should start noticing an improvement in symptoms of hormone deficiency.

How do I know if I need hormone replacement therapy?

There are a variety of conditions that may cause hormone imbalance, deficiency, or other types of hormone abnormalities — with menopause (women) and andropause (men) being among the most common reasons why patients choose to begin BHRT. To determine with certainty whether you may be an eligible candidate for BHRT, Marina will conduct a thorough consultation and order (or review) blood work to establish your baseline hormone levels. Based on this information, as well as a discussion of your symptoms and a review of your overall health and medical history, Marina will recommend the best possible course of treatment for you. For many patients, pellet-based BHRT with EvexiPEL offers an exciting opportunity to achieve efficient, convenient, and reliable relief from menopause, andropause, and other hormone imbalances. Some symptoms and signs that may indicate you have a hormonal imbalance or hormone condition that could be improved with BHRT include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Brain fog/difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Thinning hair or hair loss
  • Loss of muscle mass (men)
  • Osteoporosis (women)
  • Changes in sexual health, wellness, desire, and/or performance
  • Vaginal dryness (women)
  • Erectile dysfunction (men)
  • Weight gain or difficulty managing weight

With EvexiPEL BHRT, Marina and our dedicated team have helped men and women once again feel more like themselves and enjoy all that life has to offer.

Does BHRT cause any side effects?

Prior to initiating treatment, Marina will carefully evaluate your labs, symptoms, and other variables to recommend the most appropriate BHRT dose for you. This will help to minimize the risk of side effects and tailor your treatment to your particular case for optimal results. Still, some patients may experience side effects with BHRT, though these are usually associated with the body adjusting to the medication and are typically fairly mild and temporary. Side effects of BHRT may include:

  • Swelling
  • Pimples
  • Hair growth
  • Emotional instability (mood swings, etc.)

Throughout your course of care, Marina will routinely assess your response to BHRT and adjust your dose as necessary, but you are certainly encouraged to call us if you notice changes between these follow-up appointments. If you begin to experience abnormal or unwanted symptoms or side effects at any point during your BHRT treatment course, be sure to call our office.

With self-monitoring and keeping your regularly scheduled progress appointments, you can help keep side effects at bay and enjoy the many life-changing results of BHRT.

Ready to feel like your younger self again? Consider hormone replacement therapy in Yuma, AZ

If menopause, andropause, or hormone deficiency is holding you back and taking a toll on your overall health and well-being, our experienced team at Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness is here to help. Take the first step toward rebalancing your hormones by calling to schedule your private consultation with board-certified nurse practitioner and Yuma, AZ hormone replacement therapy provider Marina Roloff today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.