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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Jeffrey M Saylor, MD MPH -  - Family Medicine

Jeffrey M Saylor, MD MPH

Family Medicine & Acute Care located in Guntersville, AL

If you experience uncomfortable side effects due to the natural aging process, like hot flashes, mood swings, or difficulty sleeping, consider hormone replacement therapy. At his eponymous practice, family medicine physician Jeffrey Saylor, MD, MPH, offers BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to adults. To make an appointment, call the practice in Guntersville, Alabama today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy provides a safe and effective way to treat hormonal imbalances. 

Instead of offering traditional hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Saylor offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE®. BioTE hormones are all-natural and derived from plants. As a result, they closely resemble the hormones your body produces naturally, reducing the risk of side effects. 

What conditions can benefit from hormone replacement therapy?

Dr. Saylor typically recommends hormone replacement therapy to people experiencing uncomfortable side effects of perimenopause, menopause, or low testosterone. You might also benefit from treatment if you’ve been diagnosed with:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Osteoporosis

Dr. Saylor might also recommend hormone replacement therapy if you have fibromyalgia. 

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

Hormone replacement therapy can be administered in various ways, including pills, patches, creams, gels, injections, and implantable pellets. The type of treatment that will most benefit you depends on various factors, including your age, medical history, and the severity of your hormone imbalance.

Following a comprehensive exam, a series of blood tests, and a discussion of your goals, Dr. Saylor can develop a custom treatment plan.

During the course of treatment, you visit Dr. Saylor every 2-3 weeks. At each checkup, Dr. Saylor monitors your hormone levels and asks if you’re experiencing any improvement. Then, he makes adjustments to your care plan as necessary. 

What side effects does hormone replacement therapy help relieve?

Dr. Saylor regularly prescribes hormone replacement therapy to treat various side effects associated with the natural aging process, including:

  • Memory loss
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Sleep issues
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue

You might also benefit from hormone replacement therapy if you experience low libido or pain during intercourse as a result of vaginal dryness.

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with BioTE is safe and usually well-tolerated. During the first few weeks of treatment, you might experience acne, bloating, or fatigue, but these symptoms should subside as your body adjusts to the influx of hormones. If your symptoms persist or get worse, contact Dr. Saylor right away.  

To see if you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy, make an appointment at the practice of Jeffrey Saylor, MD, MPH, by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.