Hormones are responsible for many of the body’s most important functions. When your hormone levels are low, it can have an impact in many different areas of your health. Hormone management and replacement is an effective way to restore your hormone levels and put you at your best health.

What is Hormone Management?

Hormone management, or hormone replacement therapy, is a medical treatment that involves reintroducing biocompatible hormones into the body to supplement low levels of hormones like estrogen or testosterone. Many people experience low hormone levels as they age (especially women during menopause) but some people can have genetic conditions that cause low hormone levels.

What are the Symptoms of Low Hormone Levels?

Low hormone levels can negatively impact your body in many different ways, including:

  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Decreased libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Hot flashes
  • Difficulty with concentration or memory
  • Loss of muscle or bone mass

Hormone Management Outlook

Hormone levels are easily manageable with the help of your urologist. However, it’s important to treat any underlying causes and make the right lifestyle changes like exercising more, managing your mental health, and optimizing your diet. Hormone replacement therapy is a long-term process, but your urologist can help at every step.

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What are My Treatment Options?

Your treatment begins by testing your hormone levels to determine the severity and what might be causing low levels. If the cause is an underlying condition, your urologist may recommend you partner with a gynecologist or endocrinologist. Your urologist can also discuss ways to supplement your hormones with hormone replacement therapy. There are many different forms of hormone replacement, including:

  • Implants
  • Oral tablets
  • Gels
  • Skin patches

Your urologist can help you determine the right form for your lifestyle.

FAQ: Hormone Management

What Are Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances?
Symptoms can include fatigue, weight gain or loss, mood swings, reduced libido, hair loss, and changes in skin texture. Women may experience irregular menstrual cycles or menopausal symptoms, while men might notice decreased muscle mass and erectile dysfunction.

What Causes Hormonal Imbalances?
Hormonal imbalances can be caused by aging, chronic illnesses, stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, and certain medical treatments or medications. Conditions such as thyroid disorders, diabetes, and menopause can also contribute to hormonal changes.

What Treatments Are Available for Hormonal Imbalances?
Treatments include hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which can be administered through pills, patches, gels, injections, or implants. Additionally, lifestyle changes such as improved diet, regular exercise, stress management, and adequate sleep are essential to support hormone balance.

What Are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?
HRT can help restore normal hormone levels, alleviating symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, and reduced libido. It can also improve bone density, muscle mass, and overall energy levels, enhancing quality of life.

How Long Does It Take to See Results from HRT?
Many patients notice improvements within a few weeks of starting HRT, though it can take several months to experience the full benefits. Regular follow-up appointments are necessary to monitor hormone levels and adjust treatment as needed.

Can Lifestyle Changes Improve Hormonal Imbalances?
Yes, lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and stress management can help maintain hormone balance and improve overall health. Avoiding excessive alcohol and quitting smoking are also beneficial.

Schedule an Appointment

You can effectively manage your hormone levels with the right medications and lifestyle changes. To meet with Dr. Houman in Los Angeles, CA, and learn more about your options, contact us by calling (310) 854-7822 or filling out our online form.

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