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Hormone Therapy Specialist


OBGYNs & Aesthetics Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

Hormone imbalance can cause unpleasant symptoms and reduce your quality of life, but you don’t have to live with it. At LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A., board-certified providers Jerome Washington, MD, and Valerie Calzada, MSN, RN, FNP-C, offer bioidentical hormone therapy for men and women in San Antonio, Texas. Call to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.

Hormone Therapy Q&A

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy at LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. treats low hormone levels using synthetic hormones that are identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. Hormone treatments are available in a variety of forms, including pellets, patches, injections, pills, creams, gels, and vaginal applications in women.

Hormone fluctuations are common in men and women, especially with increasing age. Treatment can reduce unpleasant symptoms linked with menopause or low testosterone.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Common signs and symptoms of a hormone imbalance, including low estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone levels, include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle loss
  • Increased body fat
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) in men
  • Depression
  • Thinning hair
  • Loss of breast fullness in women
  • Skin changes
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleeping problems

Your symptoms might be mild, moderate, or severe and debilitating. Hormone imbalance is a common condition, but it’s highly treatable.

Is hormone therapy right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for hormone therapy at LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A., your provider discusses your symptoms and medical history. They assess your vital signs, complete a physical examination, and order blood tests to evaluate hormone levels and detect or rule out additional medical problems.

What should I expect during my treatment?

During hormone therapy at LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A., you might receive a patch, gel, injection, pill, or Biote® subdermal pellet. 

During pellet insertion, your provider numbs the treatment area, makes a tiny incision near your upper buttocks, and closes the incision with medical tape. Pellets release hormones into your bloodstream over time. They need replacing every few months or so to keep hormone levels within an ideal range.

Your specialist personalizes hormone therapy treatments to offer the best outcomes. They monitor your hormone levels periodically and make changes to your regimen if needed. You likely need repeat treatments to stabilize hormone levels long-term.

To learn more about hormone therapy at LUNA MED SPA & WASHINGTON OB-GYN, P.A. and find out if it’s right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.