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Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Patricia Edwards, PA-C -  - Family Medicine

East Texas Family Care

Patricia Edwards, PA-C

Family Medicine & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapist located in Palestine, TX

Hormone imbalance can cause unpleasant symptoms and diminish your quality of life and happiness. Skilled physician assistant, Patricia Edwards, PA-C, offers BioTE® hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to balance hormone levels and help you look and feel better. To schedule an appointment for hormone replacement therapy, call East Texas Family Care in Palestine, Texas, or book online today.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone replacement therapy?

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Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment that increases low levels of hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Because of aging or other factors, reductions in hormone levels can occur. The good news is that hormone imbalance is an easily treatable condition. 

BioTE hormone therapy uses pellets to release hormones into your body over time. The pellets contain hormones that are identical to those that your body naturally produces. 

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Common symptoms you might notice because of hormone imbalance include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Muscle loss
  • Increased body fat
  • Thinning hair
  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) in men
  • Dry skin
  • Hot flashes in women
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression

Hormone problems feel debilitating in some cases and can make it difficult to live life to its fullest, but the symptoms of unbalanced hormones can, fortunately, be treated. 

Is hormone replacement therapy right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, Mrs. Edwards reviews your medical history and discusses your symptoms with you. She checks your vital signs, completes a physical exam, and orders lab workups to determine what your hormone levels currently are.

What should I expect during my treatment?

Several types of hormone replacement therapy treatments are available. BioTE pellets are common. They are tiny pellet-like implants that your provider inserts underneath the skin near your upper buttocks. Your provider replaces the pellets every few months or as needed to keep your hormone levels within a normal range.

Your provider may also recommend other forms of hormone therapy, including sprays, gels, creams, injections, patches, pills, and vaginal applications for women.

What happens after hormone replacement therapy?

After you receive hormone replacement therapy and as your hormone levels increase, you can expect more energy, improved muscle definition, less body fat, and increased sexual function and desire. You may also notice mood improvements, healthier skin, thicker hair, and a younger-looking appearance.

To schedule an appointment for hormone replacement therapy with East Texas Family Care, call the office in Palestine, Texas, or book online today.