Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Fit Life MD

Francisco Cardona, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy & Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

Hormones regulate various body processes, and when they’re out of balance, you notice. At Fit Life MD in San Antonio, Texas, Francisco Cardona, MD, offers hormone replacement therapy for symptoms of menopause, low testosterone, and low growth hormone. If you have unexplained symptoms like fatigue, irritability, or low libido, call Fit Life MD for a hormone replacement therapy consultation or book online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that addresses lowering hormones in both men and women. 

For women, the treatment replaces estrogen and progesterone because those hormones become unbalanced as you approach menopause. For men, testosterone can lower with age. Both genders can experience symptoms from these hormone imbalances.

What does hormone replacement therapy treat in women?

Women’s hormones like estrogen and progesterone fluctuate a lot as they approach menopause. If you’re in perimenopause, a stage that precedes menopause, you might start to experience difficult and uncomfortable symptoms. 

The symptoms you can treat with hormone replacement therapy at Fit Life MD include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Problems with sleep
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Joint pain
  • Low bone density
  • Memory loss
  • Inability to focus

Dr. Cardona offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to treat these issues. Bioidentical hormones, which are almost identical to the hormones your body produces naturally, can elevate your mood, enhance skin health, and increase sexual libido, among other benefits. 

What does hormone replacement therapy treat in men?

For men, hormone replacement therapy addresses symptoms that come with low testosterone. Testosterone levels in men naturally decrease with age, causing many men to experience symptoms like:

  • Tiredness
  • Decreased endurance
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Irritability
  • Loss of facial or body hair
  • Breast growth (gynecomastia)
  • Low bone density
  • Low sperm count or infertility
  • Loss of muscle mass

To find out if you have low testosterone –  since symptoms like these can have many different causes – Dr. Cardona tests your blood in the lab facilities at Fit Life MD. He reviews your results and decides if testosterone therapy is right for you. You have the option of in-office or at-home treatment options.

What is growth hormone replacement therapy?

Growth hormone replacement therapy may be appropriate for you regardless of your gender. Human growth hormone (HGH) is a hormone that comes from your pituitary gland and helps with your metabolism. It also helps with the development of muscle and bone. 

If you’re low in growth hormone, you might experience decreased muscle mass, decreased bone density, poor memory, and fatigue. It can also cause poor cardiovascular function. At Fit Life MD, Dr. Cardona can test your HGH levels and offers growth hormone replacement therapy if they’re low. 

Growth hormone replacement therapy involves growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH), which stimulates your pituitary gland to release 2-10 times more HGH. 

If you’re interested in learning more about hormone replacement therapy, call Fit Life MD, or book an appointment online today.