As you age, it comes with many health changes, including hormone imbalances. Both men and women can experience a wide range of disruptive symptoms from an imbalance in testosterone, progesterone, or estrogen. Board-certified family medicine physician Devon Daney, MD, and the caring team at Aztec Urgent Care offer hormone replacement therapy to relieve your symptoms and help you feel like yourself again. Call the office in Aztec, New Mexico, book an appointment online, or walk in to receive hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is a wellness treatment designed to restore your hormone levels to proper balance and relieve uncomfortable symptoms associated with hormone imbalances.
HRT involves synthetic hormones to mimic the hormones that your body produces naturally.
Your provider may provide you with supplemental hormones in the form of pellets, patches, topical gels and creams, or pills. Depending on your preferences, they can customize your treatment plan to suit your needs.
You might need hormone replacement therapy if you have menopause and symptoms like hot flashes, mind fogginess, and vaginal dryness.
Men can also benefit from hormone replacement therapy if they’re going through male menopause, or andropause, and experiencing symptoms such as hair loss, low libido, and mood swings.
Hormone replacement therapy can treat low levels of estrogen and progesterone in women, as well as testosterone in men.
There are several different types of hormone replacement therapy options. The approach that your provider takes depends on your medical history and the severity of your symptoms.
Oral hormones may be used in some cases. These hormones need to be taken by mouth each day. Over time, the hormone levels will be brought back up to normal, healthy levels.
Pellet hormone therapy is also an option, in which pellets are placed beneath your skin to release hormones gradually and steadily.
Topical hormone replacement products offer flexibility than oral ones or pellets.
You may find several benefits with hormone replacement therapy, including:
Some studies also suggest that hormone replacement therapy can enhance muscle mass and strength.
Your provider can tailor your hormone replacement therapy needs to ensure you receive the most benefits from treatment. If you choose the pellet option, you can replace it every three to six months.
To explore hormone replacement therapy options, call Aztec Urgent Care, book an appointment online, or walk in to find out more information.