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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Elaina S Johnson, FNP-C -  - Family Medicine Clinic

Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic

Elaina S Johnson, FNP-C

Family Medicine Clinic located in Cypress, TX

Almost everyone experiences hormonal fluctuations throughout their lifetime. Even so, if the imbalance persists, it can result in a variety of uncomfortable side effects and affect your quality of life. At Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic, board-certified family nurse practitioner Elaina Johnson, FNP-C, and the team offer hormone replacement therapy to both men and women. To make an appointment at the practice in Cypress, Texas, call the office, walk in, or use the online booking feature today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a medical treatment that relieves the uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause, perimenopause, or low testosterone. Specifically, it uses synthetic hormones to replace the ones your body stops producing.

Hormones are chemical messengers that control various bodily functions, including your metabolism, heart rate, and sex drive. If you have too much or too little of a specific hormone, it can throw your body out of balance and increase your risk of potentially serious health problems.

What are the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance?

Symptoms of a hormonal imbalance include:

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Irritability
  • Stiff or swollen joints
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Poor sleep
  • Thinning hair
  • Low libido
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Difficulty concentrating

If you experience these or other similar symptoms regularly, don’t wait to make an appointment with the team at Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic.

Who is a candidate for hormone replacement?

To determine if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement, your Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic provider reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and conducts a physical exam. They also order lab tests, including blood work.

After drawing a sample of your blood, your provider sends it to a laboratory that analyzes the sample for your levels of cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone. If the results show you have a hormone imbalance, the team develops a custom treatment plan.

What are the types of hormone replacement?

At Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic, the team offers several types of hormone replacement, including:

  • Estrogen therapy
  • Vaginal estrogen
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Anti-androgen medications
  • Testosterone therapy
  • Thyroid hormone therapy

Depending on your age and health history, the team might also recommend healthy lifestyle changes. For example, you can reduce the side effects of a hormonal imbalance by maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, managing your stress levels, and getting adequate sleep.

Is hormone replacement safe?

Hormone replacement is safe and usually well-tolerated. In the first few weeks of treatment, it’s normal to experience bloating and mild acne as your body returns to balance. If your symptoms persist or get worse, contact the team at Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic right away.  

To explore the different types of hormone replacement, make an appointment at Walk-In Wellness Family Clinic by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool today. 

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