Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Optimize your Hormones to Optimize your Health.
Hormones contribute to the way you look, the way you feel and even the way you age. Unfortunately, by your mid 20s you begin to lose certain hormones- notably estrogen and testosterone. As a result, you might feel fatigued, depressed and just not like yourself. Regain your health with the introduction of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy at Optimum Healthcare in Pearland.
For men and women in Houston, hormone imbalance can go a long time before you even realize what is happening. Real imbalances can often be dismissed as normal and can be incorrectly treated as anxiety, depression, insomnia, or other conditions. Untreated hormonal imbalances can cause serious health issues. Therefore, it is important to keep aware of their hormonal health as a part of your overall lifestyle.
A low level of testosterone in a man means more than just a low sex drive. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Symptoms consistent with low testosterone and other cases of male hormonal imbalance may include:
Hormonal imbalances may occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Hormone Replacement?
Men and women who have symptoms of hormonal imbalance with no other underlying cause should talk to their physician about their hormone levels. These symptoms include weight gain, belly fat, loss of muscle mass, low libido, fatigue, mood changes and digestive problems. In many cases, hormonal loss is related to mid-life changes. However, environmental conditions, e.g., exposure to pollution and toxins, can have a great impact on hormonal levels in our bodies as well.
Does Hormone Replacement Work For Both Men And Women?
Yes. Almost three-fourths of our patients are women, especially those who are menopausal. However, men also experience loss of hormones that can have a direct effect on their health. The male menopause, known as andropause, can affect men’s physical and mental health, causing a variety of symptoms. These symptoms include a loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, weight gain, irritability and depression.
What Is The First Step In The Hormone Replacement Process?
Before any hormone replacement therapy can begin, we must know your current hormone levels. So, the first step is to take a thorough assessment of your hormonal levels with a simple blood test. Our trained professionals will discuss symptoms and analyze a comprehensive blood work panel to help decide the right method and dosage for you!
What is Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy refers to one of the most effective means of hormone replacement available today. The pellets, which are larger than a grain of rice but smaller that a Tic Tac, are formulated to contain the right formula of bioidentical hormones to meet your specific needs. They are placed under the skin in the lower abdominal wall or the upper buttocks. Once inserted, they completely dissolve over time as they release the hormones you need. Used in both men and women, the pellets are convenient and avoid fluctuations of hormone levels that other forms of hormone delivery.
Are There Side Effects Associated With Bioidentical Hormones?
There are no negative side effects with bioidentical hormones. You will experience only positive effects as your physical health and well-being improve.
How Long Does It Take To See Results With Bioidentical Hormones?
In about two to four weeks, you will notice more of a feeling of well-being, improved mood, more energy, greater libido and increased moisture in your skin. At work internally is protection against cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and visceral fat.