Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Virginia Integrative Medical -  - Board Certified Family Medicine

Virginia Integrative Medical

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Winchester, VA

Men and women experience changes in hormone levels as they get older, which can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and fatigue. Dr. Jordan Le Tran at Virginia Integrative Medical in Winchester, Virginia, offers hormone replacement therapy to restore balance and improve health. It is recommended that male testosterone levels should be between 600-800, and females should be around 100-150 to protect against muscle atrophy, bone weakness, and low libido. Call today or book an appointment online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

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What is hormone replacement therapy?


Hormone replacement therapy is a medical treatment aimed at restoring hormone balance. As you get older, your hormone levels begin to decrease, which causes a number of symptoms. 

 

Hormone replacement therapy is a benefit to women and men alike.


How do I know if I need hormone replacement therapy?


Dr. Tran may be able to determine if you need hormone replacement therapy after a complete examination that may include a blood test to assess your hormone levels.

 

Common symptoms that may indicate a change in hormone balance include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Difficulty losing weight or loss of muscle mass
  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Depression

 

You may begin to experience these symptoms in your 40s or 50s.

 

If you’re experiencing any of the above, call Virginia Integrative Medical for a consultation and a personalized treatment plan to help you get your life back on track.


What are testosterone pellets?


Testosterone are important natural formed in both men and women.  They are are a natural metabolite of estrogen and  is important in both men and women.  Most women have weakened bone,  decreased libido,  loss of muscle tissue and weight gain due to low levels of testosterone that may affect their overall health and well being. 

 

Dr. Tran offers testosterone pellets to help restore hormone levels in men and women. These pellets, may be covered through your insurance, are surgically implanted under the skin and release a steady stream of hormones into the blood to help balance your levels and relieve your symptoms.

 

These pellets may last up to six months. New pellets may only be placed after a blood test indicates your testosterone levels remain below normal.


Is hormone replacement therapy safe?


Hormone replacement therapy is safe when given in the right doses for the right period of time. For men and women, Dr. Tran monitors your hormone levels during treatment and makes adjustments as needed.

 

Women may fear hormone replacement therapy for menopause due to a possible increased risk of breast cancer and heart disease. However, when provided at low doses for a short period of time, hormone replacement therapy for women is considered safe and not only helps relieve symptoms, but may also offer protection against osteoporosis and heart disease.

 

If you’re experiencing symptoms that you think are related to a decrease in hormone levels, call Virginia Integrative Medical to see if hormone replacement therapy is for you.