Hormone Care

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Hormone Care services offered in Midland, TX

Hormones control the many ongoing processes in your body, and when they’re out of balance, the consequences can be more significant than you might expect. At Preferred Medical Center in Midland, Texas, board-certified Raj Pandya, MD, and the team provide evidence-based hormone care and treatments for certain specific symptoms of hormone imbalance. To schedule an appointment, call Preferred Medical Center, book an appointment online, or walk in today.

What is hormone care?

Your hormones drive most of the processes happening in your body, which cycle over the course of your life without your knowledge or intention. When certain hormones are at lower-than-average levels or are simply out of balance, you can experience vague symptoms that you might not initially attribute to your endocrine system. 

At Preferred Medical Center, Dr. Pandya and the team can treat hormone problems like low testosterone with hormone therapy. They might encourage you to visit the office for regular hormone checks, which involve blood tests. That way, they can track the success of your treatment and make sure your levels return to normal.

Can I benefit from hormone care?

Although there are many hormones in your body that can be out of balance and cause different symptoms, Dr. Pandya and the team specialize in diagnosing and treating low testosterone. Everyone has at least a little testosterone, but men have much more of it than women. Low testosterone is a condition that affects men. 

If you develop low testosterone as you age, the possible symptoms include:

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Impotence
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Depression
  • Low sex drive
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased body hair
  • Increased body fat
  • Bone degeneration (osteoporosis)

As far as hormone problems go, women are more likely to be low in the hormones estrogen and progesterone. That often happens before and during menopause. If you get symptoms like hot flashes, cold sweats, moodiness, and sleep problems, you can talk to the team at Preferred Medical Center about possible treatment options. 

What does hormone care for low testosterone involve?

If you have symptoms of low testosterone and Dr. Pandya believes you’re a good candidate for hormone therapy with testosterone, he explains to you in detail how the treatment works. There are multiple ways you can take testosterone. Throughout treatment, Dr. Pandya keeps you at the lowest possible dose that makes a difference in how you feel. 

Your options for taking testosterone may include:

  • Under-the-skin pellets
  • Gel for your skin
  • Skin patches
  • Intramuscular injections

Dr. Pandya and the team evaluate you regularly as you go through testosterone therapy. They can also recommend or prescribe treatments for specific symptoms of low testosterone, like hair loss treatments or pills for erectile dysfunction.

Learn more about hormone care and what it entails by calling Preferred Medical Center or booking an appointment online today. You can also walk in any time for same-day care.