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Hormone Replacement

Hormone Replacement

Hormone Replacement services offered in Frisco, TX

Consider hormone replacement if you’re middle-aged and experiencing uncomfortable symptoms due to menopause or low testosterone. At Signature Internal Medicine, concierge internal medicine specialists Humera Ahmed, MD, and Dina Diehl, DO, provide hormone replacement therapy to men and women. The minimally invasive treatment can restore your body to balance and improve your quality of life. To make an appointment, call the office in Frisco, Texas, or book online today.  

Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is hormone replacement?

Hormone replacement therapy uses manufactured hormones to treat symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances. 

If you’re going through menopause or experiencing the side effects of low testosterone, hormone replacement therapy provides a safe and minimally invasive treatment option.

Who might benefit from hormone replacement?

Request a hormone replacement consultation at Signature Internal Medicine if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Muscle weakness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sleep problems
  • Thinning hair
  • Mood changes

You might also benefit from hormone replacement if you experience difficulties with concentration and memory.

What happens during a hormone replacement consultation?

At Signature Internal Medicine, a hormone replacement consultation begins reviewing your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms, including when they started and their severity.

Next, your provider does a physical exam and orders lab work, including blood tests and urinalysis. If your blood tests’ results show low levels of hormones like estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone, you may qualify for treatment.

How is hormone replacement therapy administered?

Signature Internal Medicine offers several types of hormone replacement therapy. Depending on your age, symptoms, and medical history, they might recommend:

  • Tablets
  • Creams or gels
  • Injections 
  • Skin patches

Over the course of treatment, you visit Signature Internal Medicine for routine checkups. Your provider assesses your hormone levels at each visit and adjusts your treatment plan as necessary.

Is hormone replacement safe?

Hormone replacement is safe and usually well-tolerated. During the first few weeks of treatment, you might experience side effects like acne, bloating, or constipation, but these symptoms should subside quickly. If they get worse or don’t improve, contact your provider immediately.

Some underlying health problems may disqualify you from treatment. Make sure to let your provider know if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or breast cancer.

When will I experience relief from hormone therapy?

The time it takes for hormone replacement to work depends on several factors, including your age and individual hormone levels. Some people experience an improvement in their symptoms within a few weeks, but for others, it takes several months.*

To see if you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy, make an appointment at Signature Internal Medicine by calling the office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary.