Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is a treatment that focuses on rebalancing your level of hormones. This type of therapy is often an option in the treatment of a thyroid condition or symptoms of menopause.

Your body naturally produces hormones to regulate many of your body’s functions, including your temperature, metabolism, reproductive function, and sexual health. When your hormones aren’t balanced, it can result in a variety of symptoms – some severe enough to affect your quality of life.

Loss of hormones, especially estrogen hormones, during menopause can increase a woman’s risk for long-term health issues like:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Mental health issues (anxiety and depression)
  • Vaginal atrophy

Men can also experience side effects from low testosterone, the male hormone that plays a role in sexual function and the production of sperm.

Through a simple blood test, the physicians at We Care Clinic can determine if your hormone levels are out of balance. They review your medical history to determine if hormone therapy is right for you.

When should I consider hormone therapy?

Women should consider hormone therapy if you experience menopause symptoms that disrupt your quality of life. These symptoms may include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during sex
  • Irregular or heavy periods
  • Difficulties with concentration

Men may benefit from hormone therapy if they have symptoms of low testosterone, such as a decreased sex drive, hair loss, and chronic fatigue. 

The team at We Care Clinic can determine if hormone therapy is a safe treatment option for you based on your medical history, your lifestyle, and your age.

What’s involved in hormone therapy?

The team at We Care Clinic offers customized hormone therapy to improve your overall wellness and prevent complications from a hormone imbalance.

Based on your individual needs, your provider may recommend hormone therapy using creams or supplements. You may also benefit from hormone pellet therapy, a treatment that involves the placement of small pellets under the surface of your skin to deliver a steady stream of hormones into your blood.

We Care Clinic uses high-quality estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone hormones from EVEXIAS™ Medical Centers. They use bioidentical hormones that are structurally similar to the hormones your body makes naturally.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of hormone therapy, schedule an appointment by calling We Care Clinic or by requesting an appointment online today.