Hormone Replacement Therapy

Eric  Rottenberg, MD -  - Urologist

Eric Rottenberg, MD

Urologist located in Manhattan, New York, NY

Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist
Dr. Rottneberg is skilled in hormone replacement therapy, using safe, effective approaches at his Manhattan practice to enable men and women from throughout the New York City metro region understand all their treatment options and manage symptoms that develop as a result of hormonal imbalances

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How do hormones help manage health?

In order for the body to function properly, the organs, tissues and other components must act in unison, a complex process that relies on optimal neural and cellular communication facilitated by the neuroendocrine system. The neuroendocrine system includes both the nervous system, which is responsible for quick and short-lived messaging, and the endocrine system, which releases hormones for slower and more prolonged communication. As we get older, our production of natural hormones slows down, and as a result, the neuroendocrine signaling process can falter, resulting in an array of symptoms and medical conditions that can have a significant impact on quality of life.

What are the symptoms of low hormone levels?

Low levels of testosterone and estrogen can cause similar symptoms in both men and women, including:

  • decreased sex drive

  • fatigue or lethargy

  • decreased muscle mass

  • irritability

  • confusion and inability to concentrate (decreased cognitive functions)

  • depression and other mood disorders

Low testosterone – or low T – in men can also cause erectile dysfunction – the inability to attain or maintain an erection – while low estrogen in women can result in decreased bone mass (osteoporosis) and increased problems with fertility. Low hormone levels have also been associated with an increased risk of stroke and atherosclerosis – so-called hardening of the arteries.

What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?

Hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic hormones to replace the ones the body naturally produces. Synthetic simply means the hormones are created in a laboratory setting, just like other medications. These lab-derived hormones are created to act like your body's naturally-produced hormones to facilitate healthy signaling between organs and other tissues to help manage hormonal imbalances and fluctuations. HRT uses pills, injections or gel formulations to replace hormones lost to the aging process or as a result of disease or injury.

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Eric Rottenberg, MD
330 W. 58th Street
Suite 610
New York, NY 10019