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Hormone Therapy

Family and Internal Medicine Practice, HRT Pellet Placement & Weight Loss Specialist & Allergy Testing offered in Las Vegas, NV

Hormone Therapy

Emeka Iroha, MD, at A-P Medical Group in Las Vegas, Nevada, offers hormone therapy for those wanting to restore their own hormones, as well as LGBTQ+ individuals seeking gender transition options. The family and internal medicine practice offers many hormone replacement options, including pellet hormones, and customized care to address your needs. Call the office or schedule a hormone therapy appointment online today.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

Why are hormones important?

Hormones are important because they direct many vital body functions, including metabolism, sleep, mood, and libido. 

Your hormones are tiny chemicals that travel in your blood to various organs and body systems, telling them what to do. When your hormone levels are normal, your body works like it should. However, any slight change in hormone production may affect your physical and emotional well-being. 

 

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is a medical treatment that provides sex hormones to restore balance. Hormone replacement may include the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone or the male sex hormone testosterone.

A-P Medical Group provides hormone replacement therapy to enhance hormone levels in people experiencing hormone changes related to age (menopause in women and andropause in men), as well as transgender and nonbinary individuals undergoing gender transition.

The family and internal medicine practice offers pellet hormone replacement, and has a trained physician for pellet insertion. Hormone pellets are often made from bioidentical hormones — plant-based hormones modified to mimic the structure and function of your body’s natural hormones. 

A-P Medical Group customizes your treatment to match your unique health needs. 

 

Am I a candidate for hormone therapy?

Your provider determines if you’re a candidate for hormone therapy after an in-depth interview and physical exam. You should schedule a consultation if you’re experiencing signs and symptoms of a hormone imbalance, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Unexpected weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Low sex drive
  • Hair thinning
  • Dry skin

Your provider at A-P Medical Group also runs lab work to check hormone levels. If your hormone levels are low and you have moderate to severe symptoms, then you might benefit from treatment.

 

What can I expect after starting hormone therapy?

Results from hormone therapy vary depending on your needs. However, it can take some time for hormone levels to balance out and for you to get the desired effects. 

Your provider at A-P Medical Group schedules regular follow-up visits to monitor for side effects and recheck hormone levels so they can adjust your plan accordingly. 

For safe, private, and personalized hormone therapy consultations and treatment, call A-P Medical Group or schedule your appointment online today.