FAQ’s | RenewFX Hormone Replacement and Testosterone Therapy | Houston
Following are the questions most frequently asked about hormone replacement therapy, our process, and how hormone optimization can improve your quality of life. They’re provided for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for personalized medical advice. If you have any additional questions, or would like some more information, please feel free to contact us.
What is hormone replacement?
Hormone Replacement Therapy is preventive medicine that is given to both men and women whose essential hormone levels drop, due to aging.
Will it help me lose weight?
Absolutely! Hormone optimization helps with weight loss. If you haven’t changed your eating patterns or lifestyle and you are gaining weight, it is likely due to hormone depletion AKA aging.
What does bioidentical mean?
Bioidentical hormones have the same genetic makeup as the hormones produced by the body.
Why can’t I get testosterone from my primary physician?
Because most doctors are not up to speed on testosterone replacement therapy and proper techniques for maximum results. Our doctors are specialists with vast experience in hormone optimization and can set up efficient, safe and affordable therapies that deliver real results.
What benefits should I expect from being on a Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone therapy has a wide range of benefits depending on each individual patient. Many of our patients experience better libido, energy, fat loss, increased strength and muscle mass, improved sleep, enhanced recovery and constellation of other mental and physical benefits.
Are there any side effects from Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Any hormone replacement therapy can have potential side effect that vary from patient to patient. Our RenewFX doctors have vast experience in eliminating potential side effects and maximizing benefits. All patients are carefully monitored during and after therapy to head off any side effects.
Why isn’t everyone doing this?
Hormone replacement therapy is rapidly expanding across the whole United States and people of all walks of life are discovering the benefits of hormone optimization. It’s no longer a secret that hormone replacement therapy is a great thing to incorporate into your lifestyle.
Do I really need to see a doctor or can I just order Hormone Replacement Therapy online?
Federal and State laws require a face to face exam with the prescribing physician. Ordering Hormone Replacement Therapy online can be illegal and dangerous because quality control of medications can be compromised.
Why should I deal with a specialty clinic instead of my Urologist or Endocrinologist?
Some Urologists and Endocrinologist are trained in hormone replacement therapy yet most are not up to date on the latest protocols for advanced hormone replacement therapy. Like any medical discipline, today’s fast moving changes in research require a specialist in each type of medicine. RenewFX only does hormone replacement therapy / preventive medicine.
Why would I take anti-estrogen medications while on testosterone?
One of the most common and significant side effects for men when taking testosterone is gynocomastia or swollen nipples. Taking an anti-estrogen, while on your testosterone replacement, will prevent estrogen dominance.
How often do you require blood work as well and physical exam?
Patients are required to see their prescribing RenewFX physician in person, once a year, for their annual consultation, examination, and comprehensive lab work up. The prescribing RenewFX physician will determine, communicate, and schedule follow up lab work as necessary in conjunction with their individual treatment plan. The doctors at RenewFX will prescribe and schedule lab work for any current patient upon their request.
Does Sermorelin work as well as real (HGH) human growth hormone?
Many of our patients have found that sermorelin is equally as effective as human growth hormone. They both have their individual benefits. Upon proper lab work and consultation a RenewFX doctor will help you choose which may be best for you.
My buddies are using HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) while on testosterone… what does HCG do?
HCG or (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone that stimulates your own natural production of testosterone and raises your LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicular stimulating hormone)
HCG is most effective at the conclusion of each treatment program for pituitary health to stimulate the body’s natural production of testosterone.
Do you have female hormone replacement therapies?
Yes, we specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for women.
Do you have therapies that reduce body fat?
Yes we certainly do. Our doctors have a vast array of medications as well as nutritional and exercise regimens that are highly effective in reducing body fat percentage.
How much does a therapy cost?
Hormone replacement therapy can widely vary depending on individual goals that a patient may have. After proper evaluation and lab work a RenewFX doctor can help you decide which therapy is right for you. You may be surprised how affordable a hormone replacement therapy can be.
Can I get blood work done on my own?
Yes, you can. You may already have lab work that your primary care physician has already done for you. You can send this to us. Consult with us to determine the exact tests that we require. A patient with their own blood work will still need a face to face consultation with a RenewFX doctor and it may save you some money having us do everything for you.
Do you take insurance?
RenewFX Health and Wellness does not accept medical insurance because most insurance companies will not cover the cost of hormone replacement therapy as it is not considered medically necessary, it is often considered elective treatment. We at RenewFX Health and Wellness are innovative leaders in the field of hormone optimization. RenewFX includes a staff of medical and administrative professionals with extensive experience in preventive medicine, nutrition, hormone optimization, supplementation, and the healthy living sciences.
Is hormone replacement therapy safe?
If treated properly for hormone replacement therapy, getting blood work and following the doctors’ protocol etc. hormone replacement therapy is not only safe but healthy and life changing.
There are other hormone replacement therapy clinics out there – why should I choose RenewFX?
We know you have a choice when selecting hormone replacement therapy options. We have vast practical experience over many years and hundreds of patients. We offer therapies that are legal, safe, effective and affordable. Our customer service is unsurpassed.
Where will my therapy medication come from?
We use licensed U.S. pharmacies that deliver the highest quality brand name and compounded medications that comply with all state and federal regulations, delivered to your front door.
If you have any additional questions, or would like some more information, please feel free to contact us.
We can also be reached by calling 713-412-4103.