Your hormones have a strong influence on how you feel and how you function. If you have an imbalance because of menopause or low testosterone, the caring team at Summit Health Family & Urgent Care in Sachse, Texas, can help you find a solution. Supervised hormone replacement therapy can balance your hormones and alleviate symptoms. Call the office or book your consultation online today.

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What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that can benefit men and women in separate ways. As you get older, some of the hormones in your body are in much shorter supply. Hormones are important for a functional body. When any of your hormones are out of balance, a wide variety of symptoms and possible complications can impact how you feel.

Summit Health Family & Urgent Care provides hormone replacement therapy to replenish the hormones you lose with age or because of a medical condition. The practice offers bioidentical hormones, which come from natural sources like plants and are unlikely to cause side effects. These hormones interact with your body’s hormone receptors just like your natural hormones do.

When do women benefit from hormone replacement therapy?

During their 40s or 50s, women reach a phase called menopause. At menopause, you stop having menstrual periods because your body produces far fewer hormones like estrogen and progesterone.

As you approach menopause, hormone fluctuations can lead to a wide variety of symptoms. You might experience:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood changes
  • Low bone mass
  • Incontinence

If these symptoms are highly uncomfortable for you, it’s time to consider booking an evaluation at Summit Health Family & Urgent Care. The team provides hormone blood testing to find out if you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy.

When do men benefit from hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy for men replaces testosterone, a hormone that drives male development. This hormone is responsible for growing your muscle mass, deepening your voice, maintaining your bone density, and playing other essential roles. However, you slowly produce less testosterone over time.

You might benefit from testosterone replacement if you experience:

  • Gynecomastia (breast tissue growth)
  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Loss of body hair
  • Depression
  • Increased body fat

A blood hormone test can rapidly tell you whether or not symptoms like these are associated with low testosterone and if hormone replacement therapy can help.

If you have hormonal symptoms, don’t hesitate to call Summit Health Family & Urgent Care or book your treatment consultation online today.