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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Calvary Medical Clinic -  - Family Medicine

Calvary Medical Clinic

Family Medicine and Pediatrics located in Cleveland, Livingston, & Humble, TX

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is one of the most effective solutions for treating abnormal hormone levels, which often occur with older age. If you’d like to find out how hormone replacement therapy can benefit you, contact Calvary Medical Clinic in Humble, Cleveland, and Livingston, Texas, for an evaluation. You can conveniently book your HRT exam online, or you can call either clinic location to schedule a visit.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a way to balance out your hormone levels and resolve all of those uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing. For women, hormone replacement therapy, which is a common treatment for menopause, can replenish your estrogen and progesterone levels. This can minimize:

  • Low libido
  • Weight gain
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain during intercourse

Hormone replacement therapy for men can decrease issues with:

  • Low libido
  • Thinning hair
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Poor sperm production
  • Difficulty putting on muscle mass

Additionally, hormone replacement therapy for both men and women can preserve your bones and decrease your risk of bone loss (osteoporosis).

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

Your hormone replacement therapy plan from Calvary Medical Clinic is designed to improve your hormone levels, based on the severity of your hormone fluctuations and symptoms. Depending on your needs, your dedicated physician may recommend one or more of the following types of HRT:

  • Creams or gels
  • Skin patches
  • Oral medications
  • Vaginal suppositories
  • Intramuscular injections

The team at Calvary Medical Clinic schedules you for follow-up lab appointments every few months to evaluate your hormone levels. Your doctor may make adjustments or change the dosages or your HRT at any time. 

When should I stop using hormone replacement therapy?

You should start experiencing the benefits of HRT within a few weeks. As your hormones stabilize over time, your doctor can gradually start reducing your hormone treatment until you don’t need it anymore.

Most hormone replacement therapy plans from Calvary Medical Clinic last for about a year or two, depending on your needs. Your doctor may recommend HRT for a longer period if you have severe hormonal fluctuations, though.

It’s rare to need hormone replacement therapy for over five years. Usually, you need to stop using it before this time, because there’s a small risk of breast cancer and clotting after five consecutive years of HRT. But your doctor can talk to you about all of your concerns during your evaluation. 

Calvary Medical Clinic provides personalized hormone replacement therapy services. Book your evaluation through the website or call the location nearest you to schedule.