No two people experience the effects of a hormone imbalance the same way. Some may experience one or two symptoms, while on the other hand, others seem to experience many. Weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats, depression, and irritability are just a few of the side effects that can accompany this natural occurrence with age. Admittedly, if you are over the age of 35 and haven’t been feeling like yourself, low hormone levels could be the culprit. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is among the latest innovations in medicine to effectively balance hormone levels and improve your quality of life.
Nourished MedSpa and Wellness Center is your premier destination in Sherman for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Carter and the rest of our amazing team can’t wait to meet with you and help you feel like the most incredible version of yourself. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about this exciting treatment!
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a highly customizable treatment that restores your hormones to more optimal levels. Patients who choose hormone replacement therapy typically enjoy results such as increased energy, improved sex drive, mental clarity, better sleep and healthier skin and hair.
Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to those naturally produced by the body, meaning they come with far fewer potential side effects than synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can also be easily tailored to address your distinctive wellness needs. We offer: estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone hormone therapies.
The Benefits of Pellets
We provide hormone replacement therapy for women in the form of pellets that are inserted just beneath the skin. Pellets offer many advantages over alternative forms of treatment such as injections, ointments, or patches.
These advantages include:
- Quick treatment time
- Long-lasting results; pellets typically last three to four months
- Pellets are gradually absorbed by the body over time
Pellet therapy is also well-known for producing steady, consistent levels of hormones, while other methods carry the risk of inconsistent spikes and drops in hormone levels.
What can I expect?
First and foremost, your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy experience will begin with a consultation with Dr. Carter. After discussing your symptoms, we will conduct a blood test to ensure low hormone levels are the precise cause.
Dr. Carter says that oftentimes menopausal patients present to their physician complaining of irritability, anxiety, weight gain, and sexual dysfunction. Under those circumstances, they cry easily and can be mistaken as suffering from depression. Reflexively, we treat those patients with antidepressants. We then prescribe benzodiazepines to treat anxiety and irritability. One thing leads to another and before you know it, we’re treating additional symptoms with even more prescriptions. While patients have those legitimate diagnoses, instead of just placing them on prescription medications to treat the symptoms, one must consider the possibility of a hormone deficiency in the differential diagnosis.
A replacement strategy is prescribed as a result of being diagnosed with a hormone imbalance. At Nourished MedSpa, we use bioidentical hormone pellets. The process of inserting the pellet typically takes just minutes to complete. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for about a week following their treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is ideal for people of all genders who are experience symptoms related to a hormone deficiency so severe that they have begun to interfere with quality of life. You may want to consider this treatment if one or more of the following concerns have begun to negatively impact your well-being:
- Loss of sex drive
- Brain fog
- Hot flashes
- Difficulty sleeping
Contact us today!
Would you like to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy? Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
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