Night sweats, low libido, and weight gain are telltale signs of a hormone balance you should never ignore. If you’re experiencing uncomfortable hormonal symptoms, George Tsibu, NP-C, and his team of experienced primary care physicians can help at Braxton Medical Clinic, LLC, a family and primary care practice in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Call the clinic or schedule an appointment online to find out how hormone replacement therapy can address your symptoms.
Hormone replacement therapy is a short-term treatment that restores balance to unbalanced hormone levels. Hormones are chemical messengers that control many of your bodily functions, including metabolism, digestion, and temperature. When your hormones are out of balance, they can cause a wide range of uncomfortable physical, emotional, and mental symptoms.
Hormone replacement therapy is an ideal treatment to relieve the symptoms of many chronic conditions, such as:
Menopause is the end of a woman’s reproductive years when menstruation stops. It usually occurs around age 50, but many women experience it later or earlier. During menopause, your estrogen levels decline dramatically. This sudden drop in estrogen can lead to symptoms such as:
Some women also experience thinning hair and dry skin during menopause.
Andropause happens when a man’s testosterone levels decline. Starting around age 30, men lose about 1% of testosterone each year. Testosterone is responsible for many male characteristics. A decline in this essential hormone can lead to:
Many men also feel more anxious or depressed during andropause, which typically occurs around age 50.
The thyroid is the small gland in the front of the neck shaped like a butterfly. It produces the thyroid hormone, which regulates many of your basic bodily functions. An overactive or underactive thyroid can lead to weight loss or gain, feeling hot or cold, and feeling anxious or depressed.
The Braxton Medical Clinic, LLC team performs comprehensive hormone testing before creating your treatment. Hormone replacement therapy comes in several forms, including pills, injections, vaginal rings, patches, creams, and implantable pellets. Once your testing is complete, the team can determine the appropriate form of treatment.
Most hormone replacement therapy options require six-month cycles. After your cycle is complete, you visit for a checkup, and the team performs another hormone test to determine whether your plan needs adjustments.
Call Braxton Medical Clinic, LLC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about hormone replacement therapy.