Hormone Replacement

Murray's Health & Wellness

Concierge Internal Medicine & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Naples, FL

Hormone imbalances can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including decreased sex drive and low energy. Internal medicine specialist Emilia E. Murray, MD, of Murray's Health & Wellness in Naples, Florida, corrects these imbalances with hormone replacement therapy. Call the office, or book an appointment online to find out how hormone therapy can help you reclaim youthful energy and restore an overall sense of wellbeing.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

Hormones drive a wide variety of bodily processes in men and women. Sex hormones, such as testosterone for men and estrogen for women, are important to metabolism, sexual function, and bone health. Thyroid and growth hormones also affect your body’s homeostasis. When any of these hormones are out of balance, you suffer notable negative effects.

Women who are experiencing hormone imbalances may experience:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Vaginal dryness and itching
  • Painful intercourse
  • Low libido
  • Irregular periods


Often, hormone imbalances in women are associated with the time around menopause. But, thyroid hormone imbalances, which are characterized by unexplained weight gain, poor energy, and feelings of being cold, can happen at any age.

Men can experience decreasing testosterone levels, especially in their 40s and 50s. Symptoms of low hormone levels in men include:

  • Hair loss
  • Fat gain and muscle loss
  • Poor libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Urinary problems


Men can also experience cognitive issues and fatigue as a result of low testosterone. Hormone therapy can reduce or resolve many of these concerns for men and women.

What is hormone therapy?

At Murray's Health & Wellness, Dr. Murray offers bioidentical hormone therapy. The replacement hormones are all-natural and are derived from plant ingredients. They include no chemical fillers or synthetics, meaning fewer side effects as compared to conventional hormones.

Bioidentical hormones are formulated to exactly match the chemical makeup of the hormones your body produces on its own. Because they’re matched so well, your body uses them most efficiently and effectively.

Who should consider bioidentical hormone therapy?

If you’re experiencing symptoms related to menopause, low thyroid levels, or low testosterone, Dr. Murray conducts a comprehensive exam and reviews your medical history to determine if you’d benefit from a customized hormone replacement plan.

How is hormone therapy administered?

Bioidentical hormones can be administered orally, via a cream, or with pellets inserted just under the skin. The pellets offer a consistent supply of hormones, so you’re in balance at every moment of the day. Talk to Dr. Murray about the method of hormone therapy that’s most appropriate for your concerns and health needs.

Take advantage of Dr. Murray’s expertise in balancing hormones. Call Murray's Health & Wellness, or book an appointment using the online tool.