Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Alidad Zadeh, DO

Internal Medicine & Hormone Replacement Therapy located in El Centro, CA

If you struggle with unexplained weight gain, sexual dysfunction issues, brain fog, and other signs of a hormonal imbalance, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be just the solution you need. At the practice of Alidad Zadeh, DO, in El Centro, California, you can undergo a highly effective HRT plan that’s specifically tailored for your health and your symptoms. Dr. Zadeh is a hormone replacement expert for both men and women, so you can expect results. Find out more information by booking a hormone replacement therapy appointment through the website or by phone today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy, more commonly known as “HRT,” is a solution for stabilizing your hormones and getting them back up to optimal levels. Just because your hormones naturally plummet as you age, especially with women going through menopause, doesn’t mean you have to learn to live with the uncomfortable side effects.

Getting started on hormone replacement therapy is beneficial because it can:

  • Minimize issues with erectile dysfunction
  • Resolve poor concentration issues 
  • Decrease mood swings
  • Boost your sex drive (libido)
  • Resolve vaginal dryness

But HRT goes a step further. Something you may not realize is that you risk losing bone mass as you get older because of hormonal fluctuations. This leads to osteoporosis, which dramatically increases your risk of brittle bones and fractures. Starting hormone replacement therapy can decrease your chances of bone loss and slow down the progression of osteoporosis. 

Which type of hormone replacement therapy do I need?

At the office of Alidad Zadeh, DO, your treatment begins with a thorough evaluation and expanded laboratory testing. Dr. Zadeh spends time getting to know you and understanding all of your symptoms. Once he gets your lab results back, Dr. Zadeh may recommend getting started on one or more of the following HRT formularies:

  • Vaginal suppositories or creams
  • Oral medications
  • Skin patches
  • Injections 

Dr. Zadeh has you come into the clinic every few months for a blood draw so he can evaluate how well your hormone replacement therapy plan is working. Throughout the course of your treatment, he can make any necessary adjustments. 

How long do I need to stay on hormone replacement therapy?

Even though hormone replacement therapy is highly beneficial for stabilizing your hormone levels, it isn’t something you need to stay on for too long. Dr. Zadeh tailors your hormone replacement plan to your needs, but most HRT plans last for about 1-2 years. 

Rarely should anyone be on hormone replacement therapy for more than five years, because of the increased risk of clots and other blood problems over time.

Book your hormone replacement therapy appointment at the office of Alidad Zadeh, DO, today. You can conveniently schedule either online or over the phone.