Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for the decline in sex hormones that occurs with aging. New Wave Physicians Group in Spring, Texas, is a primary care practice that provides health services for people of all ages. For patients struggling with symptoms related to declining sex hormone levels, the practice offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Find out more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and how it might benefit your health by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.
Bioidentical hormones are plant or animal-based hormones modified to match the structure and function of the hormones naturally produced in the body. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the most common types of bioidentical hormones.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a treatment option for those struggling with the symptoms related to declining sex hormone production. The bioidentical hormones function just like the hormones produced by your body, easing symptoms and improving health.
In women, declining estrogen and progesterone levels lead to menopause. These hormonal changes tend to happen quickly, causing very noticeable symptoms.
In men, testosterone levels decline at a much slower rate but can affect health, well-being, and libido.
Schedule an appointment at New Wave Physicians Group to see if you’re a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. You may be a candidate if you have symptoms that indicate a change in sex hormone levels, such as:
Your provider conducts a comprehensive exam when you come in for a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy consultation. They review your symptoms, medical history, family history, and perform a physical exam.
They also run lab work to check hormone levels. The lab work determines if a hormone imbalance is the cause of your symptoms and helps your provider customize your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Your provider at New Wave Physicians Group talks to you about your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy needs and treatment options. They customize your hormone therapy to match your unique hormone needs, and it may be given as a:
Your provider schedules regular visits to the office so they can monitor your symptoms and hormone levels. It takes time to restore hormone balance, but you may start to feel better about a month after starting therapy.
In addition to easing your symptoms and improving your quality of life, bioidentical hormone therapy may also improve bone health and lower your risk of developing osteoporosis.
Call New Wave Physicians Group or schedule an appointment online today.