A hormone imbalance can affect your mood, body temperature, and quality of daily life. At Legacy Health & Wellness Clinic in Cedar Hill, Texas, Ifeoma Ogbonna, MD, MSPH, uses hormone therapy to reduce the symptoms of menopause, low testosterone, and other hormonal conditions. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hormone therapy.
Hormone therapy treats the unpleasant or disruptive symptoms that affect men or women when they have hormonal imbalances.
Hormones are chemical messengers that help regulate different bodily functions. A hormone imbalance can cause fluctuations in your digestion, mood, temperature, and metabolism.
As you age, your body gradually slows down the production of specific hormones. Restoring these hormones to their natural levels through medication can help minimize uncomfortable symptoms.
While the body produces a wide range of hormones, the most commonly known ones are:
Proper testing is essential to determine whether you’re producing too much or too little of certain hormones.
Hormone therapy may be beneficial for health concerns such as:
Menopause occurs about 12 months after your final period. It marks the end of a woman’s childbearing years, which causes estrogen levels to fall dramatically.
Low estrogen during menopause may affect the way you look and feel. Hot flashes, mood swings, low libido (sex drive), insomnia, and weight gain are telltale signs that your estrogen levels are dropping.
Andropause causes low levels of the male hormone testosterone. Men start to lose roughly 1% of their testosterone levels each year after age 30.
Without enough testosterone, men often experience brain fog, low libido, erectile dysfunction, thinning hair, and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Dr. Ogbonna may order lab work, including blood testing and urinalysis, if she suspects you have a hormone imbalance.
Hormone therapy is available in several forms, including creams, vaginal rings, injections, and implantable pellets. After reviewing your medical history and hormone testing results, Dr. Ogbonna can determine the appropriate type for your condition.
Most types of hormone therapy require regular check-ins. Your progress will be reviewed every few months to evaluate your symptoms and discuss any questions you may have. Dr. Ogbonna can also make any adjustments to your care plan as necessary.
Call Legacy Health & Wellness Clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hormone therapy.