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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

C Wes Clements III, MD -  - Direct Primary Care

C Wes Clements III, MD

Direct Primary Care located in San Antonio, TX

Menopause and hypogonadism can cause a wide range or symptoms. Fortunately, C. Wes Clements III, MD, and the team at Tailored MD are trained to evaluate and treat hormone imbalance or deficiency. We have extensive experience in hormone replacement therapy and use only FDA approved methods for treatment. To schedule a consultation, call their office in San Antonio, Texas, or book online at your convenience.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment to replenish declining hormone levels. The treatment addresses disruptive symptoms for both men and women caused by low testosterone and estrogen levels, respectively. At Tailored MD, a prescribed hormone replacement regimen can be delivered by pills, patches, gels, or injection. 

How does hormone replacement therapy help?

Men with low testosterone levels may receive hormone replacement therapy to help with:

  • Low libido
  • Impotence
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle loss

For women, hormone replacement therapy helps reduce symptoms of menopause, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness, itchiness, or burning
  • Painful intercourse
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep trouble

Women may experience increased sexual desire, more restorative sleep, and increased lubrication as hormone levels increase. Research also shows promising results for the therapy’s ability to decrease some women’s risks of osteoporosis, heart disease, and dementia.

Is hormone replacement therapy for me?

The decrease in hormones that happens with age is a natural biological process that doesn’t usually require treatment. However, if your symptoms interfere with your everyday quality of life, hormone replacement therapy may be a favorable option.

While hormone therapy does carry some risks, you can take some precautions to minimize them by discussing the risks and benefits with your doctor and scheduling regular check-ins and exams. Dr. Clements assesses your symptoms, medical history, and risk factors to determine if you’re a good candidate.

Men who have a health condition that causes testosterone decline may benefit from treatment, but treatment may not be advisable for natural hormone decline with age. Men may also be encouraged to try natural ways to increase testosterone levels first with lifestyle modification, sleep, diet, and strength training.

Women should take the lowest effective dose of hormones to alleviate symptoms. They should also take progesterone along with estrogen if they have not had a hysterectomy. 

Hormone replacement therapy may not be recommended for women who have had or are at an increased risk for breast or ovarian cancer, blood clots, or stroke.

If you experience bothersome hormone-related symptoms, contact the team at Tailored MD to see if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.