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.
Common symptoms you might notice because of hormone imbalance include:
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.
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.
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.
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.