Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy of Houston | Woodlands, TX
Why the need for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? When it comes to hormones, hormonal imbalance is very common for both men and women of varying ages. Hormonal imbalances typically occur throughout a person’s life as hormone levels fluctuate during various events including puberty, pregnancy, andropause and menopause. The correct approach to addressing hormonal imbalance is properly diagnosing such imbalances, determining cause and effect, and if indicated, introducing all natural Bioidentical hormones to replenish and restore hormonal balance.
Bioidentical hormones vs. Synthetic hormones
Pharmaceutical companies prefer synthetic hormones. Why? Synthetic hormones (not found in nature) can be patented, whereas real, natural, bioidentical hormones cannot be patented. Patented drugs are more profitable than non-patented drugs. Hormone prescription sales have made billions of dollars in profits for pharmaceutical companies. As a result, men and women’s health care has been compromised by a pharmaceutical industry that sacrifices health benefits for commercial profit
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are all natural and are typically plant derived. Bioidentical hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones in your body, thus they are extremely safe and effective when properly prescribed.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy offers many benefits for your overall health. Many common health and emotional symptoms can be directly related to hormonal imbalance. Upon the introduction of bioidentical hormone therapy, many symptoms generally subside while patients begin to experience a dramatic improvement in their overall health.
Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low Energy
- Mood Swings
- Weight Gain
- Increased Body Fat
- Muscle Loss
- Loss of Libido (Sex Drive)
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Sleep Disorders
- Muscle Weakness / Strength Loss
- Brain Fog
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Vaginal Dryness
The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Patients quickly recognize the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. A natural sense of well being is restored as hormonal balances are quickly restored. The correction of hormonal imbalance benefits our bodies in so many ways. For instance, immune system support benefits include the reduction of inflammation, which often leads to health concerns and diseases. Other examples of direct benefits can be found supporting brain, heart muscle, bone density, and healthy sleep patterns. Bioidentical hormone therapy also helps to restore a mental and analytical edge while supporting healthy weight management, cholesterol levels and sex drive (libido).
How Are Bio-Identical Hormones Administered?
There a several ways of administering bio-identical hormones, including injections, pellets, creams, and troches. We work with our patients to determine the best solution for your needs and lifestyle.
What to expect
Initially, we will do preliminary laboratory testing along with a complete examination and review of your health and symptoms to determine potential hormonal imbalances. This is typically repeated every 3-6 months, depending upon physician recommendations. Once we receive your lab results, the doctor will review your labs, evaluation, symptoms, history and profile to determine the correct customized treatment plan to address your specific requirements for improvement.
For women, whether pre or post menopausal, hormone replacement therapy will reduce symptoms associated with menstrual cycles and menopause that can consume your life and overall state of well being. Each patient is unique; therefore results will vary in terms of how much time it may take to realize various benefits. Often, our patients notice results very quickly within a week while others may need additional time and medical management before experiencing remarkable results.
Learn more about Bioidentical Hormones today!