Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Houston, TX

If you struggle with fatigue, carry excess body weight, or have no sex drive, hormone imbalance might be the reason. At Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club in Houston, Texas, Marcial Oquendo, MD, and the team offer hormone replacement therapy to restore low hormone levels, allowing you to look and feel younger. Schedule an appointment at Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club by phone or request one online today to learn more.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment at the Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club that uses subdermal pellets, injections, creams, gels, patches, or pills to balance your hormones. Aging, genetics, stress, and medical conditions or injuries may all contribute to hormone issues. Treatment can offer the symptom relief you need and deserve.

When is hormone replacement therapy needed?

Hormone replacement therapy can reduce the following symptoms associated with an imbalance:

  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Unwanted weight gain
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) in men
  • Fatigue
  • Thinning hair
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleeping issues
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Depression

Because of aging, especially if you’re over 40, the risk of low testosterone or low estrogen increases.

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

Your Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club specialist determines if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy after discussing your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle habits, and more. They weigh you, check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and use blood tests to assess your current hormone levels before personalizing a treatment plan.

What happens during hormone replacement therapy?

When undergoing hormone replacement therapy, it’s important to follow all instructions when using pills, patches, gels, creams, or injections.

Your Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club provider can insert hormone pellets underneath your skin. These pellets last several months and release a steady stream of hormones into your blood over time. To insert the pellets, your provider cleans and numbs the treatment area, makes a tiny incision, inserts the pellets, and closes the incisions using medical tape. They replace the pellets as needed.

For testosterone, you may choose instead to have injections.

Your provider discusses all of the options you have for hormone replacement therapy at your consultation.

What can I expect after my treatment?

Over time, you begin to feel better, look younger, experience improved sexual functioning, and may develop increased muscle mass, strength, and hair regrowth. 

The Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club team follows up with you periodically to ensure your hormones stay balanced. 

The practice also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for hair restoration, intravenous (IV) therapy, vitamin shots, medical weight loss, vaginal rejuvenation, and Ultherapy® for eczema, psoriasis, and numerous other conditions.

Schedule a hormone replacement therapy consultation at Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club by phone or request one online today.