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Women's Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in women addresses the symptoms of menopause, hormonal disorders, and other associated health conditions. 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a form of hormone therapy that uses hormones structurally similar to the naturally produced hormones in your body. 

Hormone therapy in women usually balances estrogen and progesterone levels to restore them to an optimal state and contribute to your overall well-being. 

At Forever Young, we know how an imbalance in your hormonal level can impact your mental and physical health, ultimately influencing the overall quality of your life.

Our expert team at Forever Young specializes in BHRT and provides comprehensive medical care to help you maintain optimal hormone levels. We address a variety of health conditions associated with hormonal imbalances.  

Types of Women's Hormones

Estrogen and progesterone are the two main reproductive hormones in females. These two hormones play a crucial role in puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and other bodily functions.


Estrogen is a group of hormones crucial for your reproductive health and overall well-being. Most of the estrogen production in your body is done by the ovaries.  Adrenal glands and fat tissues also produce estrogen in smaller amounts. 

There are three types of estrogen found in women: 

  • Estradiol
  • Estriol 
  • Estrone 

The estrogen levels in the body fluctuate throughout a woman’s life cycle. The levels also fluctuate monthly across your menstrual cycle, peaking during the follicular phase. Estrogen levels surge during pregnancy to support fetal development and decline during the end of your reproductive cycle, menopause. 

Estrogen is helpful for: 

  • Menstrual health: Estrogen levels peak during the follicular phase of your menstrual cycle. It prompts the maturation of ovarian follicles and promotes the growth of the uterine lining. 
  • Reproductive health: Estrogen helps maintain the health of your reproductive organs, including the uterus and vagina. It promotes the release of the egg (ovulation) and the maintenance of a healthy uterine lining. Estrogen is significant during pregnancy to support fetal development.
  • Bone health: Estrogen has a protective effect on your bones. It promotes and maintains the density of your bones. 
  • Heart health: Estrogen influences the cholesterol levels in the blood and helps maintain healthy blood vessel function.


Progesterone is primarily produced by the ovaries. Like estrogen, progesterone levels also fluctuate across the menstrual cycle. Progesterone function includes:

  • Regulation of menstruation: A drop in progesterone level leads to the shedding of your uterine lining, prompting your period. 
  • Pregnancy: Progesterone prevents the uterine lining from shedding during pregnancy.
  • Breast development: Progesterone and estrogen promote mammary gland development in preparation for breastfeeding.

The fluctuations in your estrogen and progesterone levels affect your overall health, mood, and productivity. The imbalance in their levels can lead to many symptoms and health conditions. 

Conditions Related to Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Hormonal imbalances in women can impact their reproductive health, mental and physical well-being, and overall quality of life. Some common health conditions related to hormonal imbalance include:


Osteoporosis is a medical condition common in older people in which your bone density and quality are reduced, resulting in weakened and porous bones. There is an increased risk of bone fracture due to weak bones. This condition can occur in any bone, but the hip, spine, and wrist areas are at high risk. 

Low estrogen levels in women can contribute to bone loss, causing osteoporosis. 

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects your ovaries and occurs during the reproductive years of your life. It is characterized by irregular periods, cysts on the ovaries, and hormonal imbalances. Severe cases of PCOS can lead to fertility issues in women. 

Common symptoms of PCOS include: 


Menopause is not a health condition but a life stage in women. It marks the end of your reproductive years and is characterized by a decline in the production of female sex hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone. Low levels of these hormones induce numerous changes in the female body. Common symptoms of menopause include: 

Signs of Hormonal Issues in Women

Common symptoms of hormonal issues in women include: 

Hormonal replacement therapy can help you restore optimal hormone levels in your body and address these symptoms. 

How to Test for Hormone Issues

At Forever Young, we diagnose various hormonal issues and conditions related to hormonal imbalance in women. The diagnostic process involves:  

  • Medical history assessment
  • Laboratory tests 

Sometimes, the key symptoms of hormonal imbalance can be associated with other medical conditions as well. Specific hormone tests can help measure the hormone levels in your body. We will conduct blood tests to assess hormone levels in the blood.  

There is no single test that can diagnose a hormonal imbalance in your body. Depending on your symptoms, we may suggest one or more diagnostic tests. These include:

  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) test to assess your reproductive and hormonal health. The FSH test is often conducted between the second and fourth days of your menstrual cycle when FSH levels are expected to be elevated as the body develops ovarian follicles.
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) test to assess LH level in your body. High LH levels may point to the onset of perimenopause
  • Estrogen test to examine the estrogen level in your body. The test examines the three different estrogen hormone levels. 
  • Progesterone test to find progesterone hormone levels and diagnose hormonal imbalance.
  • Testosterone and DHEA-S test to assess the testosterone level in the female body. Abnormal levels of testosterone in women can lead to various symptoms. 
  • Cortisol test to measure cortisol levels important for assessing adrenal function and stress response.
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), T3 and T4 test to assess thyroid function in your body.

Hormone Replacement Therapy in Women

Hormone replacement therapy for women involves restoring or replacing hormones, primarily estrogen and progesterone, to address hormonal imbalances and improve the overall quality of life. 

HRT is commonly used during menopause to alleviate symptoms and in cases of hormonal deficiencies.

Our expert team at Forever Young specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) for women and provides comprehensive medical care to help you maintain optimal hormone levels. 

How is HRT Administered

There are a few different methods of administering hormones for women.  

  • Oral Tablets and Capsules: We may prescribe estrogen-only or combined estrogen and progesterone pills based on your conditions. 
  • Transdermal Patches: The patches can directly deliver hormones through the skin into your bloodstream and provide steady hormone release.
  • Gels and Creams: An alternative to skin patches, topical creams and gels containing hormones can be applied to the skin, allowing hormone absorption into the bloodstream.
  • Injections: Hormones can be given intramuscularly through injections. While injections are less common for estrogen replacement, they are sometimes used for long-acting progestins. 
  • Vaginal Creams and Rings: Hormonal creams containing estrogen can be applied directly to the vaginal area. Flexible rings containing estrogen are inserted into the vagina and provide a steady, low-dose release of hormones over time.


Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women

BHRT is a form of HRT that uses structurally identical forms of hormones to address the hormonal issues in your body

The bioidentical forms of hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, are structurally identical to the hormones naturally produced in the female body. 

Benefits of BHRT

Benefits of BHRT include: 

  • Improved sex drive and increased libido
  • Enhanced cognitive clarity and function
  • Alleviated symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Enhanced fat loss and muscle-building capabilities
  • Strengthened hair growth
  • Improved skin health
  • Relief from bloating
  • Improved energy levels
  • Better sleep 
  • Relief from the perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms

BHRT with Forever Young in Gulfport, MS

BHRT can be administered through various methods, giving us the flexibility to cater to your preferences and medical considerations. One distinguishing feature of BHRT is the availability of custom-compounded formulations based on your needs and conditions. 

At Forever Young, we provide BHRT services to address your hormonal disorders and alleviate related symptoms. Our expert team provides personalized care and treatment for your needs based on hormone levels and symptoms. 

We offer customized hormone formulations tailored to your specific hormonal needs. This customization is based on your hormone testing results and specific symptoms or conditions.

Women's Hormone Replacement Therapy in Gulfport, MS

At Forever Young in Gulfport, MS, we know how hormone disorders can impact your body's overall functioning and potentially affect your life quality. Our dedicated team provides comprehensive care and medical attention to manage any hormonal imbalance in your body and bring you back to optimal health. 

We provide personalized care and treatment plans specifically tailored to address your particular needs and conditions. 

You can reach out to us at 228-363-6623 or request a consultation online.

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