Hormone Therapy

Mustafa Ahmed, MD -  - Bariatric Surgeon

Southern Nevada Bariatrics

Mustafa Ahmed, MD

Bariatric Surgeon located in Las Vegas, NV

Everyone eventually undergoes hormone changes with menopause and andropause, but the symptoms, like weight gain, can affect your well-being and happiness. To help you enjoy the later years of your life, Mustafa Ahmed, MD, at Southern Nevada Bariatrics, offers hormone therapy. To find out if hormone therapy can help reduce your symptoms or assist in your weight-loss plan, call the Las Vegas office or book your consultation online today.

Hormone Therapy

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is a treatment that you can get to make up for the hormone loss or imbalances that occur as you age, specifically during menopause or andropause (male menopause). 

Hormone therapy can also be added to your treatment plan to speed your metabolism and ultimately help you lose weight. 

Southern Nevada Bariatrics offers two types of hormone therapy using natural hormones derived from plants:

Pellet implants

Pellet implants are placed under your skin and release hormones slowly but consistently for three to six months. They eliminate the need for a daily oral dose that can cause fluctuations throughout the day.

Injection therapy

Not keen on having a pellet under your skin for weeks at a time? You can return to the clinic for weekly hormone injections instead. This method isn’t as effective in maintaining consistent hormone levels but is still a great option for some patients.

How can I tell if I need hormone therapy?

Your body sends you some signals if you have a hormone imbalance, but they aren’t always easy to identify or attribute to hormones. 

Hormone imbalances cause:

  • Low energy
  • Low sex drive
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • A loss of muscle strength
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Foggy thinking or memory
  • Mood problems, such as depression and anxiety
  • Trouble losing weight despite following your weight-loss plan


When you arrive at Southern Nevada Bariatrics for treatment, the team gives you a blood test to evaluate your hormone levels and find out what you need. Then, they create an appropriate hormone therapy plan to account for any deviations.

Am I a good candidate for hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy is a fantastic option to keep you feeling like yourself during the drastic changes of menopause or andropause, but it isn’t the best choice for everyone. 

You are a candidate if:

  • Your blood pressure is within a normal range for your age
  • Your symptoms are severe
  • Menopause or andropause started before age 40
  • You’re generally healthy


The team at Southern Nevada Bariatrics evaluates your medical history, symptoms, and overall health to decide if hormone therapy is right for you. They help you find other suitable treatments for your symptoms if hormone therapy isn’t your best option.

If the symptoms of menopause or andropause affect your daily life or relationships, call Southern Nevada Bariatrics or book an appointment online to learn more about hormone therapy today.