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Hormone Therapy Specialist

Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists -  - Pain Management

Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists

Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine located in Northern Virginia, Arlington, VA

If you're experiencing uncomfortable side effects due to the natural aging process, hormone therapy can restore your body's balance and improve your quality of life. At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Arlington, Virginia, John Huffman, MD, offers hormone therapy that can help you feel like yourself again. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is a hormonal imbalance?

Hormones are chemical messengers that control most of your basic bodily functions, including your heart rate, appetite, and libido. When your hormones are balanced, you feel good and have plenty of energy. However, if you experience a hormonal imbalance, it can harm your physical and mental health, as well as your general well-being.

Sometimes, hormonal imbalances occur due to a chronic illness like thyroid disease. Other times, they occur due to the natural aging process. Fortunately, with prompt diagnosis and treatment, it’s possible to minimize uncomfortable symptoms and prevent further complications.

What are the symptoms of a hormonal imbalance?

The symptoms of a hormonal imbalance vary. Common indications of a hormonal imbalance include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Weight gain

If your hormones are out of balance, you might also experience memory loss or brain fog.

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is a safe and effective treatment used to minimize the negative effects of a hormonal imbalance. This type of treatment uses synthetic or natural hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, to restore your hormone levels to a healthy state.

In addition to easing uncomfortable side effects caused by aging, hormone therapy can also improve symptoms of cancer treatment, fibromyalgia, and insulin resistance. 

The hormones used in hormone therapy mimic the ones your body naturally produces. This lowers the risk of side effects and ensures successful treatment.

How is hormone therapy administered?

At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, Dr. Huffman offers hormone therapy in several forms, including patches, pills, creams, injections, and oral medications. 

The type of hormone therapy that’s right for you depends on your overall health, your medical history, and your individual goals for treatment. Following an exam and in-office discussion, Dr. Huffman can develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

Is hormone therapy safe?

Hormone therapy is safe and well-tolerated. In the first few weeks of treatment, it’s normal to experience side effects like acne, bloating, weight gain, and fatigue. Usually, these symptoms subside once your body adjusts to the hormone medications. 

If you experience side effects that last more than a week, let Dr. Huffman know. He can tweak your treatment plan as necessary to ensure you achieve the best possible results.

To explore hormone therapy as a treatment option, schedule an appointment at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists. Call the office or book a consultation online today.