4 Major Myths About Hormone Replacement Therapy

4 Major Myths About Hormone Replacement Therapy | Nava Health
Medically Reviewed
October 1, 2020

Hormone replacement therapy is a hot topic these days. People are becoming interested in managing their natural hormonal ebbs and flows, whether it’s from: 

  • Menopause in women 
  • Andropause in men 
  • A stress-related readjustment

And, there are plenty of hormone replacement myths out there to go along with all the truly helpful and accurate info. So today, we’re going to go over myths and bring you the facts! 

Myth 1: Hormone Replacement Therapy is Only for Women Going Through Menopause

Reality: False! This myth is the most common myth we hear at Nava Center, and it couldn’t be more incorrect. While providers use hormone replacement to help alleviate the symptoms of menopause in women, they also use it in women of all ages and men. In fact, men go through an age-related shift in hormones as well, known as andropause. And hormones can become unbalanced at any age due to: 

  • Lifestyle factors 
  • Stress 
  • Conditions like PCOS 
  • And more  

Myth 2: All Hormone Replacement Therapies Are the Same  

Reality: False! Many hormone replacement therapies use synthetic hormones, which don’t provide a good match to the body’s own hormones. At Nava Center, we only use bio-identical hormones in our hormone therapy treatments. These hormones are formulated from natural plant sources, like yams, and match the body’s own hormones down to the molecular level, so they achieve optimal results.  

Myth 3: Hormone Therapy is Done Via Painful Injections 

Reality: False! Injections are just one way you can choose to get hormone replacement therapy. You can also choose from methods like pellets, which are implanted under the fatty tissue of the skin and slowly release directly into your bloodstream. These are nearly painless to insert and will save you visits to the clinic since the last several months. There are also options like our custom hormone supplements, which can provide healing relief without painful injections.  

Myth 4: Menopause is Natural, so You Have to Live with the Effects.  

Reality: False! Of course, menopause is a natural process that happens to every woman, but that doesn’t mean you need to suffer. Menopause can have unpleasant effects on the body like weight gain, insomniahot flashes, and more. But these are treatable with the proper hormone replacement plan, created in consultation with an experienced physician. While hormone levels do fluctuate naturally, that doesn’t mean you need to live with the changes those fluctuations can bring – because they can be highly disruptive.  

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is safe, effective, and well-tolerated in most people. If you’re suffering from the damaging effects of hormonal shifts or imbalances, call the Nava Center to get the treatment you need to live your vibrant, healthy life again.

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A Medical Director, and one of the first physicians to join the Nava Health & Vitality Center, Dr. Douglas Lord has made significant contributions to our Center and its founding principles. Dr. Lord has helped develop and implement the Nava Method™—Nava’s proprietary approach to total body wellness. He has also been instrumental in liaising with other expert practitioners to successfully implement Nava’s range of therapies, treatments, and products.