Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist in Houston, TX
Our professionals at Memorial Urgent Care and Primary Care offer Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy which can help you get back to feeling like yourself. Contact us today to learn more or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Houston TX, and surrounding areas.
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What is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Who is a good candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
Where can I get bioidentical hormone replacement treatment in Houston, TX?
Bio-identical hormones are hormones that are artificial and similar to those that are produced by the human body. They are used to treat people whose hormones are out of balance. Bio-identical hormones are designed to mimic the hormones that are naturally occurring in your body.
Hormones are chemical messengers that are produced in the endocrine glands. They send signals to tell other parts of your body what they need to be doing and when they need to do those functions. Hormones can affect all aspects of your life, from growth to metabolism, energy levels, and other areas that can affect a whole host of bodily functions.
Bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT) uses hormones that are derived from plants. The most common hormones that are created are estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. There are FDA-approved prescription bio-identical hormones that are available. There are also other forms of bio-identical hormones that are custom made that is commonly referred to as compounded or mixed.
Many people think that hormone replacement therapy is only for women who are going through menopause. However, it can be very beneficial for women and men alike. Women and men can each face issues with hormones at some point in their lives.
People who receive BHRT commonly report that they have an improved quality of life. The benefits of this are quite extensive. This list is by no means complete but shows the impact that BHRT has had. People have stated that it has given them a stronger sex drive, better mental acuity, decreased feelings of depression and anxiety, weight loss and stronger muscles, more energy, better sleep, and reduced hot flashes and night sweats. This is only the beginning of the list.
BHRT can be administered to the body in a few different forms. The prescription form is often done as a pill. Other ways of doing this are creams or gels, patches, injections or implanted pellets. The pellet form offers some very good advantages over the other options. It is a tiny implant that gives a steady and customized dose of the hormones. This eliminates the highs and lows that can come with other forms of delivery. It is also quite convenient because of its long-acting results that don’t require the memory to take or apply them on a daily basis.
There are many reasons that you may be a good candidate for BHRT. Hormonal imbalances can affect anyone at any age. There are some indicators that your hormones may be out of balance. If you have any of the following symptoms, a hormone imbalance may be the cause:
– Loss of energy
– Problems sleeping
– Low sex drive
– Loss of muscle mass
– Weight gain
– Mood changes
– Foggy thinking
– Memory loss
As you can see, these problems are not confined to women or men, they can happen to anyone. These are not limited to people of any age. Anyone who is experiencing these may benefit from BHRT.
In addition to treating the list of problems above, BHRT may also be able to reduce the risk of diabetes, cataracts and tooth loss. There is evidence that it can improve skin thickness, elasticity, hydration and even reduce wrinkles.
If you want to start feeling better and think that BHRT can help, you can call Memorial Urgent Care in Houston, TX. Or you can request an appointment on our website and we will get back to you about an appointment. We serve patients from Houston TX, West University Place TX, Bellaire TX, Jacinto City TX, Galena Park, TX, and South Houston, TX.