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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Farr Medical Group, Inc. -  - Board Certified Family Practice Physician

Farr Medical Group, Inc.

Board Certified Family Practice Physicians located in Brimhall area, Bakersfield, CA

If you experience hormone imbalance you might notice fatigue, muscle loss, unwanted weight gain, or even thinning hair. At Farr Medical Group, Inc. in Bakersfield, California, family practice physicians William Farr, MD, Alycia Campos, MD,
 and their experienced team offer hormone replacement therapy to balance your hormones and help you feel years younger. Schedule an appointment with Farr Medical Group, Inc. by phone or online for an evaluation today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment for hormone imbalance, particularly low estrogen or low testosterone. You might experience hormone imbalance because of genetic factors or the normal process of aging. 

While undergoing hormone replacement therapy to increase blood hormone levels, you use synthetic hormones that are identical to hormones your body naturally produces.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

If you experience low testosterone, low estrogen, or other hormone imbalances, you might notice the following signs and symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Reduced strength 
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Unwanted weight gain
  • Low sex drive
  • Depression
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Irritability or mood changes
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Thinning hair
  • Vaginal dryness in women

If you suspect you have hormone problems and would like to consider hormone replacement therapy, see the Farr Medical Group, Inc. team for an evaluation.

How does my provider diagnose hormone problems?

To diagnose hormone imbalance and develop a treatment plan, your Farr Medical Group, Inc. provider reviews your medical history and asks about symptoms you may have. They complete a physical examination and have you undergo blood tests to assess hormone levels. Your specialist explains the different HRT options available to you.

What happens during hormone replacement therapy?

Your provider personalizes HRT treatments to match your lifestyle, needs, and preferences. Hormone replacement therapy for women might consist of oral pills, creams, gels, vaginal applications, patches, subdermal pellets, or injections.

Testosterone replacement options for men include patches, gels, injections, or pellets placed under the skin. Your specialist numbs your skin, makes a small incision, and inserts a tiny pellet. They can remove it or insert a new pellet periodically to keep your hormone levels balanced.

What should I expect after my treatment?

After you begin hormone replacement therapy you should notice improvements in the way you look and feel. Your Farr Medical Group, Inc. provider evaluates the effectiveness of your treatment by monitoring your blood hormone levels regularly. They make adjustments to your HRT treatment plan as needed to give you the best outcome.

Don’t live with fatigue, undesirable body changes, or thinning hair when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Farr Medical Group, Inc. by phone or online to find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.