Hormone Replacement Therapy in Southlake
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) using Bioidentical hormones is the most natural, most effective way to treat the symptoms of aging and restore hormonal balance.
As we age, our body’s ability to produce essential hormones begins to decline and we no longer have the levels necessary for optimal health and performance. As women get older, their ovaries stop producing estrogen during a process known as menopause. As men get older, their testosterone levels declines during a process known as andropause. In women, symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, hair thinning, weight gain, trouble sleeping, changes in mood and depression, just to name a few. For men experiencing low testosterone (or low T) following andropause, symptoms may include sexual dysfunction, decrease in muscle mass, depression, cognitive impairment, weight gain, hair loss, and depression. Therefore, while the hormonal imbalance associated with menopause and andropause are a natural part of the aging process, the havoc they can wreak on one’s emotional and physical well-being can really compromise one’s health and standard of living.
The only good news to this distressing and disruptive stage of life: there are treatments that safely and effectively manage the symptoms of andropause and menopause and restore hormonal balance.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
The best, most natural way to restore hormonal balance following menopause or andropause is to restore estrogen or testosterone levels using Bioidentical hormones. Unlike synthetic hormones that have been linked to complications and heightened risk factors, bio-identical hormones are chemically and biologically identical to the hormones produced by the body, making them safer and more effective. When HRT is administered with Bioidentical hormones, estrogen and testosterone levels can be restored, bringing the body back into hormonal balance and alleviating the symptoms associated with menopause and andropause.
Methods of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy can be administered in many ways including injections, creams, transdermal patches, and hormone pellets.
Most medical professionals who specialize in Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) prefer hormone pellets because they are more convenient for the patient, safer, and more effective than other methods of HRT.
Am I good candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
During a complimentary consultation with your physician, you can discuss if you are a good candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy and cover the benefits and risks of HRT. While Bio-Identical hormones offer a much lower risk of side effects than the older forms of HRT, there are still some circumstances that may disqualify you as a good candidate for Hormonal Replacement Therapy.
Women with a familial history of breast cancer or a personal history of estrogen positive breast cancer may not be ideal candidates for HRT using bio-identical hormones.
While recent research has disproven the previously believed link between prostate cancer and testosterone replacement therapy, men who have or have had prostate cancer may not be good candidates for Hormone replacement therapy.
The best way to determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Santé Medical Aesthetics. Conveniently located in Southlake TX, Santé is the premier provider of Hormone Replacement Therapy and can help you get back to normal and feel like your old self again.