Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Pueblo, CO

Do you struggle with fatigue, thinning hair, or weight gain because of hormone fluctuations? If so, help is available at the University Family Medicine Center, P.C. in Pueblo, Colorado. The exceptional primary care team offers hormone replacement therapy to improve hormone balance and help you look and feel young again. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy at University Family Medicine Center, P.C. uses injections, subdermal pellets, sprays, creams, pills, patches, or gels to increase low hormone levels in the body. This treatment is often beneficial for people with hormone imbalances due to aging or other reasons. 

You might have low estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone levels — especially if you’re over 40. Hormone treatment can improve how your body looks, feels, and functions, restoring your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of hormone problems?

You may experience the following symptoms because of hormone imbalance:

  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) in men
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleeping problems
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Increased body fat

Your symptoms may be mild or severe. At the first sign of hormone problems, see the University Family Medicine Center, P.C. team for an evaluation.

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

To find out if hormone replacement is the right treatment for you, a University Family Medicine Center, P.C. provider discusses your medical history and symptoms. They complete a physical exam, check your vital signs, and order blood tests to assess your current hormone levels. You might need additional diagnostic tests to detect or rule out other medical problems.

Your primary care specialist then customizes the best treatment plan for your unique needs.

What happens during hormone replacement therapy?

What you can expect during hormone replacement therapy depends on the type of treatment you undergo. You might receive an injection, use vaginal creams, apply gels, wear a patch, or receive pellets underneath your skin. 

Your specialist may make a tiny incision to insert a small pellet beneath your skin. The pellet releases a steady amount of hormones throughout your body during the next several months.

How often should I schedule hormone therapy visits?

Follow your provider’s instructions for scheduling your next hormone replacement therapy checkup. They may take a blood sample every few months, or less often in some cases, to ensure your hormone treatment works effectively. Schedule an appointment at University Family Medicine Center, P.C., any time you notice symptoms of hormone imbalance.

To reap the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, schedule a consultation at University Family Medicine Center, P.C. by phone or online today.