Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Hormone Replacement Therapy
at Howard Center

Located in Tifton, Albany, Douglas, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waycross, Moultrie, and Covington, GA.

Aging can cause a drop in hormones that causes different symptoms in men and women. Women may experience hot flashes, mood swings, and other bothersome symptoms. Men can experience symptoms such as loss of muscle mass, decreased energy, or fat redistribution, like developing a large belly or gynecomastia. At The Howard Center, our gynecology team specializes in hormone replacement therapy for both men and women to rebalance their natural hormone levels. At offices throughout Georgia, we use the pellet method for restoring hormonal balance and reducing the risk for heart disease and other long-term complications. Call Howard Center office nearest you or request a consultation online today to learn more about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment option to restore balance in your hormone levels and reduce the severity of related symptoms. During treatment, you take supplemental hormones to rebalance your natural hormone levels.

At Howard Center, we offer hormone replacement therapy for men with low testosterone and women experiencing menopausal symptoms from a decline in hormone levels as they age. We use hormones to treat symptoms like:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Erectile dysfunction

A loss of hormones can also cause mood swings, anxiety, and depression. If left untreated, a hormone imbalance can increase your risk for chronic diseases like osteoporosis (loss of bone mass), heart disease, and stroke.

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, your provider at The Howard Center reviews your personal and family medical history. They also discuss your symptoms and how they’re impacting your life.

Blood testing is available to evaluate your hormone levels and determine if you need treatment. While not all people can tolerate hormones, your provider can customize a therapy plan using specific doses of hormones to relieve your symptoms.

If you’re not a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, they can recommend alternative ways to relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

What’s involved in hormone replacement therapy?

At Howard Center, we offer pellet hormone therapy to restore balance in your natural hormone levels.

Pellet hormone therapy involves the placement of a small pellet under the surface of your skin. The pellet delivers a continuous supply of hormones to help you feel better. Pellets can last between 4-6 months before you need a replacement pellet.

Our providers have extensive experience placing hormone replacement pellets using minimally invasive techniques. They also continue to monitor your symptoms to ensure the supplemental hormones are working well for you.

In time, you should experience a relief of your symptoms and an increase in your sex drive. You can also expect improved mental clarity and a greater sense of well-being.

To find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you, call the Howard Center office nearest you or request a consultation online today.