Hormone Replacement Therapy

Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Sugar Land, TX

A hormone imbalance, rooted in menopause, pregnancy, andropause (male aging), or otherwise, can have you feeling like you’re not yourself. You might feel unable to regulate your mood or lack a sex drive. If you’re concerned about a hormonal imbalance and wish to learn more about hormone replacement therapy, call or schedule a consultation online at Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics in Sugar Land, Texas, today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics

What are the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance?

Men and women can both experience hormonal imbalances. Women are likely to notice extreme fluctuations after their first menstrual periods, during pregnancy, and during menopause. Men are less likely to notice changes, but they are at risk during andropause, the male version of menopause when they begin to slow down testosterone production.

The symptoms of hormonal imbalances generally vary from person to person, but can include:

  • Weight gain
  • Decreased libido
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Low energy

Hormone imbalances can be accelerated by unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking, a poor diet, or a lack of exercise. If you’ve noticed drastic changes in your mood, weight, or sex drive, a consultation with your provider at Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics can help you determine if you’re struggling with a hormonal imbalance.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

If your doctor determines that you have a hormonal imbalance, she may recommend hormone replacement therapy to get you back to feeling like yourself again. Both men and women can benefit from hormone replacement therapy, providing that your doctor has determined that it’s safe for you after an initial consultation.

Male hormone replacement therapy

For men, hormone replacement is sometimes necessary later in life after a steady decline in testosterone production after age 25. Men might also produce too much estrogen and progesterone (female hormones) and wish to receive extra testosterone to even out their hormones. Your physician assesses your specific needs to develop a male hormone replacement therapy for you.

Female hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy may be necessary for women who recently underwent childbirth, are in menopause, or are experiencing an unrelated shift in hormones. If you have low levels of estrogen or progesterone, you might benefit from having it replaced. There are also women who benefit from testosterone hormone therapy as testosterone helps with mood regulation and weight maintenance.

What types of hormone replacement therapy are available?

Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics offers several different modalities of hormone replacement therapy. Your doctor determines which one to prescribe you based on your habits and needs. Types of hormone replacement therapy include:

  • Skin patches
  • Pellets, or skin implants
  • Pills
  • Suppositories

Once she’s chosen which type to prescribe you, your doctor instructs you on how to use your medication and achieve the best results.

If you’re curious to find out if a hormone imbalance is affecting your life, call or schedule a consultation online at Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics in Sugar Land, Texas, to learn more about hormone replacement therapy.