Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy

As you age, your hormones decrease, whether you're a male or a female. The results are usually more drastic for females, but males are still at risk of developing symptoms and experiencing andropause (the male form of menopause). And even some younger individuals experience hormonal imbalances. Fortunately, at Modern Functional Medicine Center, serving Houston, TX, and the nearby region, Dr. Bronwen Martin and Dr. Andy Martin can assist with hormone replacement therapy.

Signs You May Need Hormone Replacement Therapy 

We can use hormone replacement therapy on the average person for two to five years or possibly longer, depending on your symptoms.


A woman may need hormone replacement therapy right before and during menopause.

Some signs you may need hormone replacement therapy in Houston, TX, include the standard symptoms you associate with perimenopause and menopause, such as mood swings, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and hot flashes.

Other symptoms are as follows:

  • Depression or anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased interest in sex


In men, hormone replacement therapy can be beneficial before a rapid decrease in hormones occurs. We can also use it if you've already experienced a significant decrease.

Some signs it could benefit you include:

  • Decreased interest in sex
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle loss or difficulty building muscle
  • Mood swings, anxiety, and/or depression
  • Loss of drive/motivation
  • Memory decline
  • Hair loss
  • Growth of breast tissue

Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy 

For one, if you're experiencing symptoms of a hormone decrease, you can use this treatment to combat them. On the other hand, if you only have mild or no signs yet, you can prevent them from developing or worsening.

Besides the obvious benefits, you also reduce muscle and bone loss and can even prevent them from occurring when you receive this treatment early.

Why Choose Us 

At our practice, we have one goal in mind when it comes to hormone replacement: to help you get through a time that can be emotionally and physically challenging. We aim to make this as comfortable as possible.

Our experts will provide the proper assessment and hormone testing to ensure you receive a treatment ideal for your needs that will reverse your symptoms as much as possible. That's how we customize the treatment to ensure it's the right fit for you.

We'd like to note that our professionals keep up with the latest developments in hormone replacement and complete continuing education credits to give you the best care.

Modern Functional Medicine Center, serving Houston, TX, offers hormone replacement therapy as one of our functional medicine treatments. It can benefit a male or female patient experiencing a hormone decrease. And either Dr. Bronwen or Dr. Andy may provide it.