Hormone imbalances can affect both men and women. That’s why the experts at Gorman Medical, PC in Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, Colorado, offer hormone therapy for patients struggling with hormone imbalance symptoms. To learn more, call the primary care and pain management practice for an appointment. You can also request an appointment online.
Hormone therapy, also known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is a medical treatment that involves taking hormones to supplement or replace the natural hormones in your body. This therapy can be used to address a range of health issues, and the timeline for experiencing results can vary depending on your specific condition.
At Gorman Medical, PC, hormone therapy is commonly prescribed to address hormonal imbalances in the body. These imbalances can occur for various reasons, including aging, medical conditions, or surgical interventions.
Hormone therapy can address a range of issues in both men and women. It’s commonly used in women to manage menopause symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. It can also treat conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and certain hormone-sensitive cancers such as breast and uterine cancer.
In men, hormone therapy can treat conditions like hypogonadism, where testosterone production is deficient. It can also help manage advanced prostate cancer by reducing testosterone levels, which can slow cancer growth.
In both genders, hormone therapy can help regulate hormone imbalances and improve your quality of life for various health conditions.
The therapy can be administered in different forms, such as:
Hormone therapy works in different ways depending on the specific condition being treated. In some cases, it involves supplementing hormones that the body no longer produces in sufficient quantities. For instance, during menopause, estrogen levels decline, so hormone therapy can provide the body with the estrogen it needs.
In other cases, hormone therapy can block or reduce the production of certain hormones, as in the treatment of hormone-sensitive cancers.
The timeline for experiencing results from hormone therapy can vary. Some individuals may notice improvements in their symptoms within days or weeks, while others may require several months of treatment.
Follow your provider's instructions carefully, and attend follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your hormone therapy regimen.
To learn more about hormone therapy or to find out if it’s right for you, call or use the online scheduling tool today.