Hormone Therapy Specialist

International Medical Clinics (IMC)

Family Medicine & OBGYNs located in Atlanta, GA

Unexplained weight gain, poor concentration, and limited energy are just some of the warning signs that you may have a hormone imbalance. If this sounds like you, the dedicated team at International Medical Clinics (IMC) in Atlanta can design a personalized hormone therapy plan, so you can restore your health quickly. Learn more about custom hormone therapy treatments by booking an exam online or by calling the office to schedule.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

Why do I need hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is one of the most effective ways to replenish hormones that your body is either no longer producing or is producing in smaller amounts. 

Although women most commonly need hormone therapy while going through perimenopause and menopause, it can certainly benefit men, too. 

You may need hormone therapy — also known as hormone replacement therapy or HRT — if you’re experiencing:

  • Menopause-related issues, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness
  • Sexual dysfunction (both men and women)
  • Weight fluctuations 
  • Decreased libido
  • Low energy 

Hormone therapy can even prevent or slow down the progression of age-related bone loss issues from osteoporosis. To determine if hormone therapy is right for you, your doctor will likely order some blood tests to check your hormone levels. 

Which type of hormone therapy do I need?

After evaluating your hormones and learning about your symptoms, your dedicated practitioner at IMC talks with you about your diagnosis. Women may need estrogen or progesterone hormone therapy, while men commonly need testosterone hormone therapy.

In any case, the formulary that’s right for you depends on your symptoms and current hormone levels. Your doctor could recommend:

  • Patches
  • Injections 
  • Topical creams
  • Oral medications
  • Vaginal ointments or suppositories 

You may even be a good candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) — derived from natural sources, like yams — which often involves implanting long-lasting pellets into your hip area. 

When does hormone therapy start working?

It’s common to experience an improvement in your symptoms within a few days of starting a hormone therapy plan at IMC. As your hormones continue to stabilize over the following weeks, you should notice that the issues you’re experiencing continue to resolve.

To ensure your hormone therapy treatment is working for you, your IMC provider is likely going to schedule you for a follow-up visit within a few months. They simply want to run some labs to check your hormones and make any necessary adjustments in your hormone therapy dosages or formularies. 

Find out how hormone therapy can help improve your health by booking an evaluation at IMC today. Click on the online scheduler, or call to speak with a team member directly.