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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Covalent Health

Gabriel R Suarez, MD MBA

Functional Medicine Physician & Concierge Primary Care located in Miami, FL

Your hormones don’t just affect you during your teen years. Later in life, as your body produces less of specific hormones with age, your fluctuating hormone levels can again wreak havoc on your wellbeing. Fortunately, at Covalent Health in Miami, Florida, general practitioner Gabriel Suarez, MD, MBA, offers hormone replacement therapy to both men and women. With this treatment, he can balance your hormone levels and restore your sense of wellbeing. For more information, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment designed to keep your hormone levels balanced even as you age. Over time, your body decreases the production of specific hormones, including estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. These diminishing hormone levels can have wide-reaching effects on your body. 

Menopause is the most common example of hormonal changes causing unwelcome symptoms. Hot flashes, irritability, fatigue, night sweats, difficulty concentrating, and decreased libido are common symptoms related to menopause that can be addressed through hormone replacement therapy. 

To get you started with hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Suarez identifies the decreasing hormones causing your symptoms. Then, he customizes your hormone replacement therapy and offers lifestyle modifications, nutrition plans, and supplement protocols to help meet your body’s needs. He periodically assesses the effectiveness of your therapy and may continue to prescribe hormone replacement therapy to address your dysfunction. 

What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance?

Men and women share many of the same hormones, although the proportion is sometimes different depending on your sex. A hormone imbalance can cause a wide range of symptoms, which can vary in intensity. 

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include:

  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Mood swings
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Loss of sex drive

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Infertility
  • Enlarged breast tissue
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Skin rash
  • Weight changes

Both men and women with hormonal imbalance may only experience a mild form of just a few of these symptoms. For others, however, changes that occur based on hormonal imbalance can be incredibly uncomfortable. 

What can hormone replacement therapy do for me?

Hormone replacement therapy keeps your hormone levels consistent as you age. This eliminates the wide range of symptoms that come with a decrease in your body’s production of testosterone, estrogen, and other key hormones. 

Once you start hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Suarez continues to work closely with you. He monitors your hormone levels and talks with you about your symptoms, ensuring you’re getting the results you want from your hormone replacement therapy. 

Call Covalent Health or request an appointment online to determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.