Benefits of Hormone Optimization
At River Oaks Gynecology and Aesthetics, we treat the whole person. We are proud to offer personal care that can elevate just about every area of a woman’s life. Here, we discuss the reasons to consider BioTE® hormone replacement.
Studies indicate that nearly 40% of men over the age of 45 have low testosterone. As women enter their middle years and approach menopause, millions of them experience the symptoms of declining estrogen and, yes, also testosterone. While it is natural for hormones to diminish as we age, studies are showing us the value of controlling the rate at which this happens. Hormone replacement is not new.
Doctors have prescribed synthetic hormones to women for many years. BioTE is different. This treatment has been designed for ease and consistency. Patients receiving this bioidentical hormone replacement undergo a quick office treatment every 4 to 6 months. During the appointment, the doctor inserts tiny rice-sized pellets into the subcutaneous tissue of the upper buttocks. The process is not painful. A local anesthetic numbs the area in the same way a shot from the dentist makes getting a filling painless. With custom bioidentical hormone pellets in place, the body draws only what it needs, 24 hours a day, or a period of months.
What Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Can Do
Adults experiencing hormonal dysregulation often know that treatment can boost libido and sexual health. While important to overall well-being, these benefits are just the tip of the iceberg. Additional benefits of bioidentical hormone treatment include:
- Can help reduce belly fat. As we age, the challenge to maintain an optimal weight becomes, well, more challenging! This is because sex hormones are involved in regulating metabolism and fat distribution. Studies have also revealed the low testosterone can hinder the ability to build and maintain muscle mass. The better our muscle mass, the less fat the body holds for fuel. Understanding this, patients who choose to optimize their hormone levels based on specific testing can maximize the results achieved through a healthy lifestyle.
- Better memory. Many middle-aged adults complain about not having the same short-term memory capacity they once did. This is because the hormones that decline with age directly affect the parts of the brain that handle memory. Maintaining balanced levels of these hormones, the brain has more of the “juice” it needs for optimal function. Not only does this improve short-term memory, but it also boosts overall mental clarity.
- Better hair. Male pattern baldness may have a genetic link, but hormones also play a role in the thickness and density of both men’s and women’s hair. For those who want to get a head start on keeping a full head of hair, hormone optimization should be considered.
Healthy hormone levels aren’t just about sex. Hormones like estrogen and testosterone are involved in so many physiological processes that their optimization can improve everything from mood to memory to sleep and more. Learn more about BioTE bioidentical hormones and what they can do for you. Contact us at 713.955.6560 to schedule an appointment.