Advanced Life Clinic is your locally trusted expert for hormone replacement therapy and many other treatments in Huntsville, AL. We find that patients often have many questions about the process. This list of frequently asked questions will likely answer some of yours.
How Do I Know If I Need Hormone Replacement Therapy in Huntsville, AL?
Beginning in your late thirties, it is typical for men and women to experience a drop in hormone levels. For women, dips in progesterone can be significant as early as their twenties. Also, the onset of menopausal symptoms can begin earlier in some than others. In men, it is not uncommon for hormonal declines to begin in their mid to late twenties. However, the symptoms of those declines may not become evident until their mid-thirties.
Common symptoms associated with a hormone imbalance include:
- A significant increase in deposits of fat around the abdomen area
- A decrease in sexual desire
- A decrease in muscle mass
- A sense of being depressed that is not remedied with treatment
- Difficulty falling and staying asleep
What Amount of Hormones Will I Need?
The amount of hormone replacement therapy you require depends on a number of factors. No two person’s treatments will be the same. One of our experts will review your symptoms, medical history, and goals in order to map your customized treatment plan.
How Long Will Balancing My Hormones Take?
The amount of time needed to re-balance your hormone levels depends on the degree of your deficiency, the hormones that are depleted, and a biochemical cascade of events your body undergoes that is out of your control. That said, most patients experience the first signs of change early on.
Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Really Work?
Yes. The therapy is effective. However, it is essential you receive proper treatment to experience results. And it’s important to remember that results vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors.
Will I Experience Side Effects?
When under professional medical treatment and your hormones are balanced correctly, you should not experience negative side effects. Our team will discuss any concerns about adverse effects with you based on your specific treatment.
Can I Undergo Hormone Replacement Therapy?
This is a common question that is best answered during a consultation with us at Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville, AL. For more information on hormone replacement therapy, contact us today and book an appointment!