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Hormone Replacement Therapy

Many people believe that hormone health is a topic that only comes up when you’re young. The truth, however, is that your hormones have a major effect on your overall health for your entire life, and your hormone health is especially important to monitor as you age. 

Men and women both experience hormone shifts later in life, and if you’re feeling fatigued, having difficulty losing weight, lacking drive in the bedroom, or simply not feeling like yourself, your hormones may be at the bottom of your struggles – but HRT treatment can help. Dr. Victor Prisk and his team at Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness are proud to provide the hormone replacement therapy men need to achieve balance and feel their best.

If you’re ready to find relief from the top provider of hormone replacement therapy Pittsburgh has to offer, it’s time to get started with Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness. Schedule your first appointment with us and get started today.

Advanced HRT Treatments for Men

Hormone imbalances can affect both men and women, especially as they age – but depending on your gender, different difficulties can affect those who struggle with hormone regulation. Low testosterone (also known as “low T”) is very common in men ages 50 and older, but can also occur in younger individuals due to the environment or stress. Low T can be responsible for a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Lowered sex drive 
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength
  • Increased irritability
  • Depression

Hormone replacement therapy is available to regulate the body’s levels of testosterone in men – in order to alleviate sexual symptoms and increase your overall quality of life. 

If you’re interested to see how hormone replacement therapy may be able to help you feel your best, reach out to the team at Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness to learn more.

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FAQs on Hormone Replacement Therapy:

What are some common types of hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy may include boosting your natural levels or supplementation with the hormones themselves: 

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapies exist for a more natural approach
  • Synthetic hormones may be utilized to mitigate the side effects of common methods.
  • Medications can be used to boost the function of your own glands.    
  • Management involves evaluation of the thyroid, pituitary, gonads, and adrenal glands 

Dr. Prisk and his team will discuss your options with you and help you determine which type of hormone replacement therapy is right for you and your needs.

How is hormone replacement therapy administered?

HRT can be administered in a variety of ways, including:

  • Injections
  • Oral medication
  • Gels

When you consult with Dr. Prisk, he and his team of specialists will inform you of your options and discuss which method is right for you.

Can HRT help me lose weight?

If your hormone imbalance is causing you to gain weight or hindering your ability to lose weight, hormone replacement therapy may be able to help you regulate your hormones and achieve your weight loss goals. Visit our Weight Loss page to learn more.

How can I get started with the best HRT doctors near me?

At Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness, we want it to be as simple as possible for patients to get started with us. Just use our online tool to select an appointment time that works for you, and we’ll get in touch with you right away.

Since Hormone Replacement Therapy is unique in every individual, it's impossible for us to answer every question about your care needs here. We want to help you properly, via a collaborative care process that puts you and your health needs in full focus. And it all begins with a conversation about your health, needs, and goals. To review your care options in-depth, and to prepare for your visits and/or foot and ankle surgery,  please contact us at (412) 525-7692 or submit an online appointment request form.