The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy


As we age, we produce lower levels of hormones, which can have a significant impact on overall energy levels and libido. Patients throughout the greater Houston area can restore their youthful vigor with the help of hormone replacement therapy at Northwest Endosurgical. The procedure is quick and the benefits are significant.

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Dr. Laurent: Hormone replacement is essentially replacing some of the sex hormones that our body naturally produces but go down as we age. Good candidates for hormone replacement are those individuals who've been documented as having actual hormone deficiency, such as a low testosterone, a low estrogen level. Dr. Baker: Generally, the average hormone patient comes to see me in their mid to late thirties or early forties. They're starting to feel tired, sluggish. They've lost their zest for life, libido. They're not sleeping well. Ideal candidates are also women who are going through menopause who are starting to have hot flashes, night sweats. Dr. Laurent: Men who have lost their libido, their energy, they're gaining midsection weight, lost muscle mass, lost that kind of type A personality. These are all very good patients for hormone replacement. Hormones come in small pellet forms, so they're very easy to insert. We do insert them just underneath the skin, through a tiny little incision. The patient will generally come in, get their pellets performed. They can go right back to work and relatively normal activity, other than extensive exercise, which they need to avoid for about five to seven days. Dr. Baker: Depending on what kind of hormones you have placed in hormone therapy, the results can be immediate to a couple of days to maybe several weeks, but by about a month after hormone replacement therapy, patients should notice a dramatic, remarkable difference. Dr. Laurent: We're taking care of thousands, literally, of patients right now that are receiving hormone replacement. And really they're just getting back their vitality, their libido. They're getting their lives back, and it's dramatically improved how these people feel and their overall health. They just want to have healthier lives. They want to be able to do normal active things. And hormone replacement can often do that.

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent

Northwest Endosurgical

At Northwest Endosurgical in Houston, Texas, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent helps patients achieve dramatic weight loss and improved health through bariatric surgery. Dr. St. Laurent is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in greater Houston, and he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The Obesity Action Coalition
  • The American Medical Association
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

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