Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy services offered in Cook County and neighboring counties, Skokie, IL

As you age, certain hormone levels naturally begin to fall. For men, their production of the hormone testosterone gradually decreases. Low testosterone can cause a wide range of symptoms, leading to low mood, irritability, fatigue, and more. The primary care specialists at Zalwango Health and Wellness Concierge, PC, in Skokie, Illinois, understand how low testosterone can affect your quality of daily life and offer hormone therapy tailored to your specific needs. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn more about hormone therapy.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy, also commonly known as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), is a wellness treatment that uses artificial hormones to restore your body’s natural hormonal balance. 

As men approach andropause (male menopause), testosterone production slows down, causing a number of unpleasant symptoms that can be disruptive to your daily life. Hormone therapy can treat these symptoms to help you feel better.

The team at Zalwango Health and Wellness Concierge, PC, customizes your hormone therapy plan to suit your preferences. 


What symptoms can hormone therapy help with?

Men may experience a variety of symptoms that can benefit from hormone therapy. Common symptoms include: 

  • Low mood, irritability, and fatigue
  • Brain fog 
  • Loss of muscle mass 
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss or thinning hair 
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido (sex drive)

Some men experience little to no symptoms, while others have serious health issues that prevent them from having an active and fulfilling life. 

While these problems affect all men differently, your provider can help address your specific condition and health concerns. 


Who is a good candidate for hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy offers an effective solution for men experiencing low testosterone-related symptoms. However, it’s important to note that hormone replacement may not suit everyone. 

If you have a health condition, such as venous thromboembolism (VTE) or a history of blood clots, hormone therapy may not be the best approach to treat your symptoms. 

After your provider reviews your medical history and performs a comprehensive physical exam, they can determine whether taking supplemental hormones is the appropriate treatment for you. They may recommend health screenings or lab work to evaluate your health before prescribing hormone treatment. 


How is hormone therapy administered?

You may receive hormone therapy as a daily pill, skin patch, or injection. Some people prefer to have implanted hormone pellets.

A pellet about the size of a rice grain is inserted beneath the skin of your upper hips or buttocks. After insertion, the pellet gradually releases testosterone into your system over the next couple of months. Pellets typically require replacement after 4-6 months*. 

Call Zalwango Health and Wellness Concierge, PC, today or book an appointment online to learn more about hormone therapy.

*Individual results may vary