Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Primary Care Practice located in Lafayette, LA
Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Lafayette, LA

As the years pass, both women and men begin to notice changes caused by declining hormone production. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help and is among the services available from family medicine physician Patrick Moore, MD, of Moore Healthcare Group in Lafayette, Louisiana. To learn more about hormone replacement therapy, call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormonal imbalance?

Your endocrine system produces all of the hormones your body needs to thrive. Hormones trigger a vast array of functions within your body, but as you move into middle age and beyond, your natural hormone production levels begin to decline. 

This can throw your system out of balance, creating various changes that can be uncomfortable or disruptive. While some people only experience a few minor changes, for others, this process can be nearly unbearable. 

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help when you’re experiencing symptoms that affect your quality of life. The process is highly customized and works by delivering supplemental hormones to your system, restoring optimal balance. 

What are some signs I might benefit from hormone replacement therapy?

Understanding the signs of hormonal imbalance can make it easier to know when to seek help with hormone replacement therapy. Everyone’s body chemistry is unique, but declining hormone levels trigger some predictable changes. 

Some of the signs of hormonal imbalance in women include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Acne
  • Vaginal dryness or atrophy
  • Hair loss

Some of the signs of hormonal imbalance in men include:

  • Enlarged breast tissue
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Osteoporosis
  • Reduced facial and body hair

Some of the signs of hormonal imbalance in both women and men include:

  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Mood swings
  • Muscle aches

If you begin to notice these or other shifts in how your body feels or functions, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Moore at Moore Healthcare Group. 

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

Hormone replacement therapy works by adding supplemental hormones to your naturally produced hormone levels. There are many ways to deliver these additional synthetic hormones, including pills, patches, and injections.

Dr. Moore prefers Biote® bioidentical hormones, which are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces naturally. This system delivers supplemental hormones using tiny pellets inserted just beneath the surface of your skin. 

These pellets, which are about the size and shape of a grain of rice, begin to slowly break down after insertion. This releases a steady stream of hormones, which avoids the up-and-down fluctuations brought on by other delivery methods. 

It takes time for your body to adjust to hormone replacement therapy, but Dr. Moore is here to guide you through the process. Adjustments can be made as needed, and your overall health is always at the center of the process. 

To find out how hormone replacement therapy can help you, call Moore Healthcare Group or book an appointment online today.