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Hormone Replacement Specialists

First Care Medical Clinic -  - Family Practice

First Care Medical Clinic

Family Practice & Urgent Care located in Charlotte, Albemarle, Monroe, and Gastonia, NC and Rock Hill, SC

Hormone replacement is beneficial for men struggling with erectile dysfunction, weight fluctuations, or low libido. If you’re experiencing these types of symptoms, the medical team at First Care Medical Clinic, with five North Carolina locations in Monroe, Albemarle, Gastonia, and two offices in Charlotte, as well as a clinic in Rock Hill, South Carolina, provide personalized hormone replacement therapy. Find out if hormone replacement is right for you by booking an evaluation through the website or by calling any clinic directly to schedule by phone.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

Why Do I Need Hormone Replacement?

Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, is a solution for replenishing your testosterone and stabilizing your overall hormone levels. While it’s common for your testosterone to gradually decline with age, in some cases, low testosterone is associated with testicular damage or inherited disorders, too.

In any case, you may benefit from hormone replacement if you experience any of the following issues:

  • Hair loss
  • Low libido
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes 
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Poor memory and concentration

Low testosterone can affect your bones, too. When your hormone levels plummet, your risk of bone loss — osteoporosis — increases. You may be unaware of this issue until you have a fracture. Hormone therapy helps preserve your bone health and lower your risk of osteoporosis. 

How Does Hormone Replacement Work?

First Care Medical Clinic offers comprehensive evaluations and expanded laboratory testing to get to the root of your hormone imbalance. Your practitioner talks with you about your lifestyle and any symptoms you’re experiencing, so you can work together to build a hormone replacement plan that’s right for you. 

Hormone replacement helps boost and stabilize your testosterone through the use of:

  • Injections
  • Skin patches
  • Topical gels
  • Oral capsules

Your provider is likely going to start you out on the lowest possible dose and then adjust your treatment as needed when you come in for follow-up lab work. 

When Can I Expect Results with Hormone Replacement?

Hormone replacement provides fast results, but not overnight. The team at First Care Medical Clinic finds that most men notice an improvement in their symptoms within about four to six weeks. If you’re trying to build up muscle mass, it may take anywhere from three to six months for you to notice a considerable difference. 

First Care Medical Clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive men’s health services. To ensure you get the most out of your hormone replacement therapy plan and fast results, your practitioner may also recommend physician-supervised weight-loss program or intimacy medication. 

Book your hormone replacement evaluation at First Care Medical Clinic today. You can schedule online or over the phone with any office.