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Hormone Replacement Specialist

Aesthetic Lab

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Modesto, CA & Turlock, CA

Low sex drive, irritability, and trouble remembering things may not be simple inconveniences of aging: They could come from an underlying imbalance. At Aesthetic Lab in Modesto and Turlock, California, Nandeesh Veerappa, MD, and Gifty Aidoo, FNP-C, offer hormone replacement using bioidentical hormones for men and women. To schedule your appointment and see if you can benefit from hormone replacement, call the closest office or book online today.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

What is hormone replacement?

Hormone replacement is a treatment to improve symptoms of a hormone imbalance, particularly in the sex hormones testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. Your hormones control numerous bodily functions and can fluctuate over time, resulting in noticeable changes in energy, mood, cognitive function, and sexual function.

Sometimes, these hormones can fall so far out-of-balance that you develop symptoms that disrupt your day-to-day life. If this happens, it may be time to consider hormone replacement therapy at Aesthetic Lab. 

Options for hormone replacement include bioidenticals, which are structurally almost identical to natural or synthetic hormones. Both types serve to replenish your levels to ease imbalance symptoms if they cause a lot of problems for you. 

What does hormone replacement treat in men?

Men receive hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical or synthetic testosterone. You may be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy if you’re a man with low testosterone, a condition that can arise as you age. 

Low testosterone isn’t life-threatening, but it can cause a diverse range of symptoms and concerns such as:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Depression 
  • Irritability
  • Low sense of self-esteem
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble with memory
  • Body and facial hair loss

These symptoms can start mild enough that you might not think much of them. However, if they progress to the point that they cause distress or dysfunction, you should consider booking a consultation at Aesthetic Lab for hormone replacement. 

What does hormone replacement treat in women?

Hormone replacement therapy works a bit differently for women. The hormones estrogen and progesterone fluctuate throughout every month during your menstrual cycle, leading to symptoms during and before your periods. Menopause is when your periods stop due to the dramatic lowering of hormone production.

Leading up to menopause, and even after you reach it, you may experience symptoms associated with your lower hormones and their fluctuations. Common symptoms include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Trouble with memory and concentration
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of bone density
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during sex

Milder symptoms don’t need treatment, but if you find that the changes affect your well-being, you should come in for a hormone replacement consultation. 

To schedule an appointment for either type of hormone replacement, call Aesthetic Lab or book online today.