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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Western Bariatric, AMC

Douglas Krahn, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgeon located in San Bernardino, CA & Riverside, CA

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A


Hormone Replacement Therapy may be the best solution for a variety of issues that weight loss patients face. Douglas M. Krahn, MD, FACS at Western Bariatric, AMC offers hormone replacement for patients in San Bernardino, Riverside, and surrounding areas of South California.

Who Can Benefit From Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Pre and post-operative weight loss patients who have issues with erratic sleep patterns, irritability, excessive hunger pangs, lack of libido, and weight gain may greatly benefit from hormone replacement therapy. Problems such as these are often the result of hormone depletion. Affected hormones typically include testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, or thyroid. Some patients experience depletion of more than one hormone, but even depletion of a single hormone such as estrogen can have very unpleasant consequences for the whole body. Whether weight loss patients want to feel better as they go into their surgery or they have just had surgery and want to have a fresh new start, hormone replacement therapy may be the ideal answer.

How Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefit Men?

As men lose testosterone, there can be a number of difficult consequences. Hormone replacement therapy can help men have better libido, less loss of hair, more muscle mass, and a generally improved sense of well-being. It is also an excellent way to get weight loss started.

How Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefit Women?

Hormone replacement therapy can be beneficial for women at any age, especially for women who are menopausal or pre-menopausal. However, women who have hormone depletion for any reason may find that hormone replacement therapy is an important component of their weight loss journey. Hormone replacement can improve energy, stabilize sleep schedules, improve overall mood and sense of well-being, reduce or eliminate hot flashes for menopausal or pre-menopausal women, improve mental clarity, and help jump start weight loss.

How Does Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?

Hormone replacement therapy is available in several different types. Tablets taken orally, patches, topical creams, and bio-compatible injectable pellets are all possible methods of hormone replacement. The doctor will help each patient determine what works best for them during their weight loss journey.

Accepted Insurance Providers

Western Bariatric, AMC accepts these listed insurance providers. Please contact the office for further information on accepted insurances.

Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Inland Empire Health Plan
United Healthcare

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