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The experienced medical team at Balanced Medical Solutions in Hayward, California, offers the latest options in hormone replacement therapy for men and women. The practice’s sexual wellness experts can address a multitude of symptoms that develop when hormone levels are out of balance due to aging and natural life transitions, like menopause. If you suffer from vaginal dryness, erectile dysfunction, chronic fatigue, and other signs of a hormone imbalance, don’t delay scheduling office visits at Balanced Medical Solutions. You can call the San Francisco Bay Area office, or you can request an appointment online today.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

Why do I need hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy addresses the root cause of the symptoms relating to a hormone imbalance, a condition that is common in older adults.

For women, the transition to menopause can result in a hormone imbalance as the body slows down its production of the reproductive hormones, estrogen and progesterone. This results in a variety of symptoms that can be severe enough to interfere with your quality of life, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low libido
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle definition and strength

In men, the body produces less testosterone as it ages, resulting in a condition more commonly known as low T. This causes symptoms like weight gain, reduced energy levels, and irritability.

For both men and women, imbalanced hormones may also affect sexual health and performance. Women may experience pain during sex, while men can develop issues with erectile dysfunction. Hormone imbalances can also result in low sex drives and increase risk factors for individuals Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are made of plant materials and are structurally similar to the hormones your body makes naturally. The team at Balanced Medical Solutions offers bioidentical hormone therapy using pellets that your provider implants under the surface of your skin.

Pellet therapy delivers consistent, steady levels of hormones into your bloodstream to rebalance your natural hormone levels. This type of treatment can ease your symptoms quickly and for the long term.

Balanced Medical Solutions also offers hormone therapy through in-office, self-administered injections and topical creams.

What’s involved in hormone replacement therapy?

The medical team at Balanced Medical Solutions offers visits for current patients interested in hormone replacement therapy and $99 visits for new patients seeking initial evaluations.

To determine if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, your provider orders blood work to evaluate your current hormone levels. They also take time to discuss your symptoms and how they’re impacting your life. To rule out other medical issues, your Balanced Medical Solutions provider performs an in-office exam.

Candidates for hormone replacement therapy receive customized treatment plans that outline the type of hormones you need (testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen), the dosage, and the delivery system of the hormones. The staff provides both in-office injections and pellet implantation services. You can also receive pre-filled injections, pills, and topical creams to administer at home.

The Balanced Medical Solutions staff continues to monitor your therapy through routine office visits and lab work.

If you’re experiencing painful sex, chronic fatigue, and other signs of a hormone imbalance, learn more about the benefits of the hormone replacement therapies available at Balanced Medical Solutions by calling the office or requesting a consultation online today.

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