Hormone Replacement Therapy

Urgent Care located in Durango, CO

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in Durango, CO

Consider hormone replacement therapy if you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes, sleep disturbances, or pelvic pain. At Durango Urgent Care, Nicholas Armano, PA-C, offers BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to adults. To see if you’re a candidate, request a consultation by calling the office in Durango, Colorado, or booking online today.

Call us at 970-844-4966

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy provides a minimally invasive treatment for hormonal imbalances. Specifically, it helps reduce uncomfortable symptoms caused by menopause in women or low testosterone in men. 

At Durango Urgent Care, the providers offer hormone replacement therapy with BioTE. BioTE uses bio-identical hormones –– hormones derived from natural sources, like plants. Bio-identical hormones look and function like those that your body produces, maximizing the benefits while minimizing risk.

Who should consider hormone replacement therapy?

Consider hormone replacement therapy at Durango Urgent Care if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Weight gain
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pain during intercourse

You might also benefit from hormone replacement therapy if you experience emotional distress due to hormonal fluctuations, such as mood swings, irritability, or anxiety attacks.

What does hormone replacement therapy involve?

Before recommending hormone replacement therapy, your Durango Urgent Care provider reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and performs a physical exam. They also order lab work, including blood tests and urinalysis, to analyze your hormone levels. If the tests confirm a hormonal imbalance, you qualify for treatment. 

Hormone replacement therapy with BioTE involves an implantable pellet. Your provider inserts the pellet into a small incision in your lower back. Once placed, the pellet slowly dissolves, releasing hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone into your bloodstream.

Over time, those hormones restore your body to balance, reducing uncomfortable side effects and improving your quality of life. Each BioTE pellet lasts 4-6 months*. During treatment, you visit Durango Urgent Care for routine checkups, and your provider monitors your progress.

Is hormone replacement therapy safe?

Hormone replacement therapy is safe and usually well-tolerated, but it’s normal to experience mild side effects, like bloating, acne, and fatigue. Your body adjusts to the hormones within a week or two. At that point, you shouldn’t notice any difference in your energy levels or quality of life.

When will hormone replacement therapy start working?

How long it takes for hormone replacement therapy to work depends on various factors, including your age and the severity of your hormone imbalance. Some people experience an improvement in their symptoms immediately after implantation, but for others, it takes several weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact your Durango Urgent Care provider at any time.

To explore the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, make an appointment at Durango Urgent Care by calling the office or booking online today.