Hormone Therapy For Men
These imbalances can also cause erectile dysfunction and complications like diabetes, heart disease, or high cholesterol for men. For women, hormonal imbalances can cause menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, etc.
Before commencing hormone replacement therapy, patients must undergo examination, including blood work, to determine initial hormone levels and the necessary dosage. After treatment commences, the progress must be regularly monitored with routine blood work to see if the hormone levels are as they should be or if adjustments are necessary.
Side effects can occur as the body adjusts in the early phases of treatment. These side effects can include fluid retention or bloating, swelling hands, mood swings or irritability, acne, hair loss on the scalp, and hair growth on the body. Spotting may occur for female patients. Side effects and reactions should be disclosed to the doctor for the dosage to be adjusted as needed or so the doctor can give recommendations on tending to the symptoms.