BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Hormones control just about all of the processes in our bodies. But as we age, our hormone levels can fluctuate wildly. Some of these changes are due to transitional phases such as menopause; others can be more an individual health issue. At River Oaks Gynecology and Aesthetics, we offer bio-identical hormone replacement therapy using plant-based hormones to return hormone levels to the optimal range for our patients.
WHAT ARE BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES?
Bio-identical hormones are chemically identical to those produced in the body, but they come from plant or animal sources. At River Oaks, we use BioTE® Hormone Pellet Therapy, which uses only plant-based hormones. There are no synthetic hormones in our replacement therapy.
HOW ARE BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES REPLACED?
BioTE® pellet therapy is a way to identically replace the hormones men and women lose over the course of our lives. Replacing these hormones with bio-identical hormones can reverse imbalances that can be causing symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats in women and decreased libido and brain fog in men.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR HORMONE PELLET REPLACEMENT THERAPY?
BioTE® Hormone Pellet Therapy at River Oaks Gynecology and Aesthetics is a way of treating many common and debilitating symptoms that are often misdiagnosed by doctors. Symptoms such as sleep issues, exhaustion, weight loss, and many others can all be linked to hormone imbalance. For many people with these issues, once they begin bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with us their health issues usually show rapid improvement.
HOW IS HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY BENEFICIAL FOR WOMEN?
Women have a variety of symptoms that can be triggered by hormone imbalance. These are typical symptoms (although far from an all-inclusive list) that can be improved with BioTE® pellet therapy:
- Painful periods
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Heavy menstrual cramping
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Decreased libido
- Weight gain
- Cold hands and feet
WHEN IS HORMONE REPLACEMENT FOR WOMEN MOST BENEFICIAL?
The most common time we help our female patients with hormone imbalance is during the three stages of menopause: perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause.
HOW IS HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY BENEFICIAL FOR MEN?
While women may be more identified with hormone imbalances and replacement therapy, men also have a litany of symptoms caused by low testosterone levels. These symptoms can be improved with BioTE® pellet therapy:
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Lower mental capacity
- Brain fog