Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist
Sound Integrated Medical Center
Integrative Medicine & Pain Management located in Federal Way, WA
Hormone replacement therapy provides a safe and effective way to manage uncomfortable symptoms of the natural aging process caused by menopause and low testosterone. At Sound Integrated Medical Center in Federal Way, Washington, integrative medicine and pain management specialist Aloysius Fobi, MD, and the caring team use hormone replacement therapy to assist men and women. To see if you’re a candidate, schedule an appointment by calling the office or booking online today.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that uses plant-derived hormones to restore your body’s natural hormonal balance.
As you get older, you experience a wide range of physical changes, including a decline in the production of hormones. For women, this results in menopause, or the end of the reproductive cycle. For men, it’s more subtle, but still results in uncomfortable symptoms like a loss of muscle mass, sexual dysfunction, and feelings of irritability.
In addition to slowing down the effects of aging, hormone replacement therapy effectively manages some chronic health problems, including osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, insulin resistance, and thyroid disorders.
How does hormone replacement therapy work?
Hormone replacement therapy increases the levels of depleted hormones throughout your body. The team at Sound Integrated Medical Center administers treatment in a variety of forms, including pills, patches, creams, injections, and implanted pellets.
To determine the type of hormone replacement therapy that will most benefit youyour Sound Integrated Medical Center provider reviews your medical history, asks you questions about your symptoms, and conducts a physical exam.
Once you begin treatment, your provider monitors your hormone levels via regular checkups and blood tests. They adjust your treatment regimen as necessary, accelerating healing and encouraging weight loss. Over time, hormone replacement therapy also improves sleep and your sexual performance.
What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy presents a variety of benefits, including fewer incidences of symptoms associated with menopause and andropause, including:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep disturbances
- Low libido
- Memory loss
- Weight gain
By undergoing hormone replacement therapy, it’s possible to return to the quality of life you’re used to. When you feel good and have energy, you also have more confidence, better self-esteem, and the ability to focus.
Is hormone replacement therapy safe?
Hormone replacement therapy is safe and well-tolerated, but it isn’t for everyone. During your first appointment, make sure to let your Sound Integrated Medical Center provider know about any chronic health problems you have, such as heart disease or diabetes. You should also let them know about any prescription medications, vitamins, or nutritional supplements you take.
At the beginning of treatment, it’s normal to experience some general discomfort as your body adjusts to the increase in hormones. Common side effects of hormone replacement therapy include bloating, weight gain, mood swings, and fatigue. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and make sure to attend all of your follow-up appointments. Within a few weeks of treatment, you should feel back to normal.
If you suspect you have a hormonal imbalance, schedule an appointment at Sound Integrated Medical Center. Call the office or book online today.
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Hormone Replacement Therapy